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How do medications treatment dermatitis herpetiformis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Dermatitis herpetiformis is treated with the antibiotic dapsone. The drug works to minimize the itching and swelling that result from dermatitis herpetiformis. People who cannot tolerate dapsone may be able to use other prescription medications, but these tend to be less effective. Talk to your doctor to discuss treatment options.

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