Posted 03 September 2004 - 06:05 AM
I was wondering if anyone else has really dry/flakey skin like myself and what do you do to minimize it.
I've always had skin on the dry side but since I got really sick last year the dryness has gotten out of hand. Part of my problem was I can't use my fav soap(Avenno-oatmeal) and the only lotion that I know is gluten-free is Lubriderm and it does nothing.
I eat plenty of good fats drink a ton of water take my vitamins.
Posted 03 September 2004 - 08:56 AM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 02:43 PM
Posted 26 February 2005 - 11:36 AM
I have the same problem. I've always had dry skin, but curiously enough it got considerable worse six months into my gluten-free diet. It's been a year now since the "worsening" point. I've recently started taking flaxseed oil supplements(flaxseed contains lynolenic acid which is supposed to help with dry skin problems), but so far they do not seem to be helping. A year ago I read that dry skin can be a side affect of thyroid trouble. I had myself tested, but my thyroid was working fine.
It's been several months since your original post...have you found anything that has helped?
Was found to have Iron deficient anemia in March 2003, endoscopy confirmed Celiac July 2003. Also, discovered Osteopenia condition July 2003.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 07:20 AM
I eat a heaping teaspoon of flaxseed and then some on my cereal, take vitamin E, A, and D along with 1300mg of Oil of Primrose capsule 3 times a day. I cook with Canola and olive oils. I am so much better!
Hope you are better soon.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 09:59 AM
Other people mentioned aloe vera, it's great but get the pure stuff, nothing with additives. Burt's bees baby bee lotion is wonderful.
Hope you feel better, Wendy
Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:23 PM
My skin is dry too. I like using plain old glycerine right after the shower. Not very glamorous but it sure helps me. I find it especially good on rough hands and heels. My husband gets horrible cracks in his toes in the winter, and the glycerine helps heal them well.
gluten free since July 04
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Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:30 PM
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