Dermatitis Herpetiformis Treatments

Treatment for dermatitis herpetiformis depends on the frequency and severity of your rash. Treatments may include:

  • Medication: Your physician may prescribe an oral medication that you take during an outbreak to soothe itching and eliminate bumps.
  • Topical cream: For less severe cases, a corticosteroid cream that you apply to the rash may be adequate.
  • Lifestyle changes: Adopting a gluten-free diet is the only way to prevent getting the rashes associated with dermatitis herpetiformis.


  • Lifestyle and Behavioral Modifications
  • Medications

Related Resources

Celiac Disease Foundation*

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