Blistering Painful Sores Skin Rash
(Elk River, MN, US)
I have been battling a major skin issue for almost a year. This skin problem has progressively gotten worse over the year. My recent diagnosis is dermatitis herpetiformis, which is a chronic blistering skin disease that is intensely itchy, but I have my doubts that this is what I actually have. For the treatment of this skin condition, I have been on Dapsone 100 mg for two weeks but with no relief. Usually, treatment of dermatitis herpetiformis with this antibacterial medication produces relief with two to three days and that is one reason why I think I have been misdiagnosed. I also have been on a gluten-free diet and have changed all my makeup, soaps, lotions, etc. to gluten-free. However, I keep getting new blistering sores, very badly on my face in the areas of the chin, jaw line, nose, eyebrows, and hairline. The blisters that I have on my skin can be easily flattened with a fingernail. Some of the skin blisters are tiny and some are rather large in size.
I am at my wits end and do not know what to do about this blistering skin rash problem. I put tea tree oil on the sores, which helps with the ones that itch. I have recently noticed this week the appearance of tiny new red dots that itchy horribly! These tiny red dots are on my arms, legs, and trunk. I cannot leave the sores alone and unfortunately keep scratching at them and try to relieve some of the pain caused by the blisters. This is ruling my life and I am not able to function properly at all. If anyone has any useful information on whether this is dermatitis herpetiformis or some other skin condition, please post a comment. I would also like to know if anyone has any recommendations for an effective treatment for this blistering skin rash.