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I recently found out I have high blood sugar so I stopped being gluten free for a while because I thought maybe it was just high blood sugar. Anyway it turns out I do have celiac and high blood sugar but eating gluten has given me an extremely dry/itch scalp and skin. I went off glutte.but is there anything else I can do? I have tried every shampoo out there and I use one for a sensitive scalp now. It just really itches! Ugh

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You could try using no shampoo (or no "poo"). There's a discussion on it in another topic: http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/104310-no-shampoo/

 

It could be dh bothering you. Do you have a rash with the itch? I know dh is crazy itchy - could be it if it pops up while eating gluten.

 

Best wishes.

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If it's not dh causing it and you have dry skin try coconut oil. You find it in the grocery store by the oils and crisco. If its solid, warm it just a little then massage it into you scalp and hair (great for dry hair) put on a shower cap (a towel would work but soaks up a lot of the oil). I leave it on half hour or more. Then shampoo it out, you might have to rinse and repeat. My hair is long (past the middle of my back) and I've been trying to do this once a week. It really helped my dry itching scalp and has really improved the look and feel of my hair.

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Shea butter moistens hair/scalp very well. With my flat hair, I usee a kind called "Beautiful Curls", it is a leave in conditioner. I am trying to make plain shea butter to work, but it leaves my hair looking oil.  I haven't mastered getting just a little bit.

 

Homemade shampoo bars are great for the scalp and hair.  If you don't have any of them, you might try Liggetts shampoo

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/j-r-liggetts-old-fashioned-bar-shampoo-mini-traveler-1-kit?SourceCode=INTL        These were travel bars, I will try to find regular.  I guess just click on JR Liggetts when you get there as I don't seem to be able to post the other link! 

 

Make sure your current shampoo does not contain gluten or wheat germ. Some people's skin gets irritated by it.. 

 

Classic Liggetts has Olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, fresh pure New Hampshire spring water, sodium hydroxide (a binder) and essential oils for fragrance

 

D

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I work out a lot and so end up taking 2 showers a day quite often - which was drying out my hair and sometimes making my scalp itchy. I found that baby shampoo worked well - sometimes I only wash with "adult" shampoo every couple of days. Although, even with the baby shampoo I still use conditioner.

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I went off being gluten free when I had blood sugar issue. It wasn't for long but I wanted to make sure it wasn't just hi blood sugar. Now that I'm gluten free it is getting better. I think I have DH on my feet and arms. Is it a rash that looks like blisters? It itches soo bad! Omg thankfully it is going away.

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I do not have DH, but it sounds like you do. Your best and only defense is no gluten! Recovery from DH can take much longer than intestinal healing based on what forum members who have DH have stated. Patience is required. Search this forum for symptom relief.

Good luck!

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I showed my wife my scalp and she says it is psorasis so I made an appointment with the dermatologist.

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