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If I’m on a gluten-free diet, can I still have outbreaks from dermatitis herpetiformis (DH)?

Although a gluten-free diet is the treatment for DH, often the diet alone is not enough. Some DH patients require Dapsone or other medication to help treat it. If a skin biopsy is positive and a strict gluten-free diet isn’t helping, see a knowledgeable dermatologist to discuss additional methods of treatment. July, 2012