Hello, I'm new to this site and was wondering if anyone has any experience of dermatitis herpepetiformis in children? My daughter is 4 years old and doesn't have a diagnosis but we are seeing a dermatologist tomorrow.
About a year back she started with what we thought was eczema on the inside of her elbows. This gradually got worse despite trying all the GPs creams. Throughout the last year she has also had flare ups of chicken pox type spots, initially round her hips but now across the backs of her shoulders, stomach and all around her arms. Her nursery call me frequently to say she has chicken pox!
I've taken her to the GP at least 5 times with the spots, they have said yes chicken pox despite having it previously, bites, and they don't know but she seems healthy!
She has recently had the wet wrap bandages on for her eczema but it doesn't seem to help other than stopping her scratching. She had her tonsils out in April and I had thought it was all linked to her tonsils but obviously not.
I don't like to self diagnose but don't always trust the doctors. I've read that DH is rare in children so not sure that it is but would be grateful for any thoughts? When the 'eczema' flares up it looks like large scald marks on her arms, as these dry out the spots over various parts follow.
Thanks and sorry for the long question!