I am somewhat new to this community; I have been reading the posts for some time now, and I have found them very informative. Now, I got one question of my own to ask. Do care products that we use ( i. e. face creams, toothpastes) have any influence upon us glutene allergics?
See, I live in Ukraine, where information on this disease is at a very low level. Usually, there is no info on the food label about flour and other glutene-containing stuff included- in fact, we have only ONE brand of glutene free labeled food, imported from Australia and costing several times more than local goodies would cost ( if someone here would have bothered to make glutene free products). So upon each and every item, I have to make my own research, even phoning the product maker- or, if I am not strictly sure that product is glutene free, dropping it from my diet. So it's pretty hard time, being a glutene free person in Ukraine.
What is more, I have never heard about the chance of getting glutene contaminated through shower gels and toothpastes- not until I read here in this forum about it. Local doctors do not give a darn about it for sure.
The thing is, although I am pretty sure at present that my diet is strictly glutene free, I keep suffering dermatitis from time to time, and I have reasons to believe that it might be caused by some wrong- glutenically wrong- ingredients in care products that I use.
I would be glad if someone told me what ingredients should be avoided in care products. I guess that face creams with wheat proteins are a no-no for sure? what other ingredients are dangerous? I am allergic to
glutene only, no caseine allergy here.