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10/22/09 8:42 A

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I had some gluten nerve pain last week while on vacation and thought I'd stayed fairly gluten-free (with others preparing food, one never knows), but it didn't occur to me that the hotel shampoo might have been to blame. From now on, I'll bring my own.

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10/20/09 6:05 P

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I need to check out the ingredients in my natural hormone cream. I switched from Estriol to Estrase, as I was having horrible reactions. Could it be that the things which are supposed to help are making us sicker even in this? Ouch!

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10/20/09 6:04 P

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I need to check out the ingredients in my natural hormone cream. I switched from Estriol to Estrase, as I was having horrible reactions. Could it be that the things which are supposed to help are making us sicker even in this? Ouch!

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10/19/09 12:53 P

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Wheat germ oil is a source of vitamin E often found in cosmetics... a beneficial product for most people--just not those with gluten sensitivity.

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10/18/09 8:02 P

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That does explain why I could not continue on using TresEmme it would cause my head to break out and get really ichey and sore. I had stopped using it a long time ago and now I am glad that I did. As for them putting grains in the shampoo I can believe it and so I also real all products that I put in my mouth and now I will be reading the products that I put on my skin. As for them to say that it does not go into the skin then ask them how the patch works and also the heart patch works if it does not go into the skin. All things that you put on your skin goes into the skin.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
10/16/09 9:11 P

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Thanks for the links for almapure.com and makeupalley.com. I will check them out. Right now I have a major staph infection on my jaw/chin area and am afraid to put anything on it. Tea tree oil didn't help and it usually cures anything. I went to the Dr. this morning. I read all labels now too!

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10/16/09 5:42 P

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I'm overwhelmingly sensitive to anything scented (especially anything with natural oils in it--chamomile, lavender, tea tree oil... I itch just thinking about it!). My two go-to websites are: paulaschoice.com, ingredients lists for all its products (and you can search 'gluten free' for a list of what products DO contain wheat); also, makeupalley.com has discussion boards with suggestions for gluten free, scent free, etc. cosmetics.

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7/15/09 12:34 A

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I am highly sensitive and have reactions to lotions, soaps and hair products that have wheat or my other big allergen soy.

Even when you find a product you can use you still need to read the label each time you buy it. Redken changed the formula on my shampoo and it took me weeks to find where my reaction was coming from. It is no fun, but I feel better. I even have my hair stylist/colorist reading labels now.

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7/8/09 6:28 P

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Thank you for the link. I will check out the ingredients and see if I can use it. I have been able to get some items from Aubry Organics.

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7/8/09 12:54 P

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Wow, ILLINITEACHER52 being sensitive to corn too must really be hard!
I use Alima make up, it's found on the internet only. But it doesn't have corn in it. It's known for it's purity. I really like it. I like the fact that you can order sample sizes, I've wasted so much make up in my life.
www.alimapure.com/

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7/7/09 10:43 P

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I have been almost overwhelmed with just keeping gluten out of my mouth. Now ... Oh boy.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
7/7/09 12:10 P

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I do have DH (or HAD it when I was eating gluten) so I know things affect me/ I am highly sensitive. I also believe that much is absorbed through the skin
(think about Frontline being put on dogs). I, for one am going to be even more careful. I can't use the mineral make-up because it has corn in it and I react to corn too.

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7/7/09 12:06 P

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A lot of places say it can't be absorbed through the skin unless you have the dermatitis herpetiformis, but I wonder. However, think about how many times you touch your mouth. My hair is long too so I think about how many times my hair gets in my mouth and when I wash my hair my shampoo gets in my mouth too.

I kept getting sick when I knew I wasn't eating any gluten and couldn't figure it out and come to find out it was in my make up! I mostly use the mineral makeup now.

I know most of the Dove products are GF. And most of the Biolage products are too. Neutrogena is too but I won't use that because they test on animals. I just saw on a blog that most of Vaseline lotions are GF all except the one in the yellow bottle.

We really do have to be careful I won't even wash my hands in a public restroom. I rinse them really well with the water then use my sanitizer, but who knows what is in their soap. Maybe I should just carry my own little soap since I heard on NPR that the soap helps more than the sanitizer does.

Anyone else know of some good products out there to use that don't break the bank?

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7/7/09 12:05 P

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A lot of places say it can't be absorbed through the skin unless you have the dermatitis herpetiformis, but I wonder. However, think about how many times you touch your mouth. My hair is long too so I think about how many times my hair gets in my mouth and when I wash my hair my shampoo gets in my mouth too.

I kept getting sick when I knew I wasn't eating any gluten and couldn't figure it out and come to find out it was in my make up! I mostly use the mineral makeup now.

I know most of the Dove products are GF. And most of the Biolage products are too. Neutrogena is too but I won't use that because they test on animals. I just saw on a blog that most of Vaseline lotions are GF all except the one in the yellow bottle.

We really do have to be careful I won't even wash my hands in a public restroom. I rinse them really well with the water then use my sanitizer, but who knows what is in their soap. Maybe I should just carry my own little soap since I heard on NPR that the soap helps more than the sanitizer does.

Anyone else know of some good products out there to use that don't break the bank?

http://glutenfreegreenie.blogspot.com/


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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
7/7/09 9:27 A

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Yikes! I just went and checked my shampoo. My favorite has hydrolized wheat protein in it. I know it can be absorbed through the skin as I had a problem with lip balm that had wheat germ in it. I should know by now to check all labels. (but it smells SO good! - guess I can find another use for it. FlyLady says "soap is soap" so I guess I can clean the shower with it. Thanks for the message.

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7/7/09 1:32 A

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Since I switched shampoos, my hair don't fall out. oh and, the body lotion with the wheatgerm... gives me a rash as does the facial conditioner. Had to switch those too. Same with medicated ointments with wheat - making things worse instead of healing. Could it be that we are over sensitive? Maybe, but somehow i dont think so.

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The hubs and I were watching tv when an ad for some Aveeno product came on and they started talking about the wheat protein protecting the shaft (or something like that).

I had a total lightbulb moment!!

I recently switched shampoo and conditioner - both at home and at the gym... and recently I've been having lots of "pre-diagnosis" pain again. The pain has made no sense because I never eat gluten, and I've had very little opportunities for cross-contamination or accidental glutening...

So as soon as I saw the commercial, hubs and I both ran upstairs - all four of the bottles (two different brands of shampoo and conditioner) have wheat in them!! WHAT?!?!

So could this be making me sick?? I was sure I read somewhere that you should avoid hair products with gluten in them too - but my mom (a nurse, also celiac) is very skeptical of the patho-something-medical-blah-blah-blah. Thought I'd see if any of you have run into this...

Oh, the brands: both shampoo and conditioner of "TresEmme", and then Aveda "ShamPure" and the conditioner of that line, and also Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner (but not the shampoo).

So now to find some gluten free hair products. I would be THRILLED if these symptoms went away just from changing shampoos and conditioner!! (And how goofy do I feel for using these products that could be making me sick since my diagnosis in October!!).

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