MY son uses Lubriderm for his dry itchy skin. Also another thing might be is, Glaxal base. I did not call the company on that one but it is supposed to be pure. It's a base cream used for things like cortizone(sp) creams etc.
I use lubriderm without any problems, also, my hands get so bad they crack and bleed, then I'll put A&D ointment on overnight & wake up with new, baby soft skin. I also use it on diaper rash. works better than anything else I've tried. They also sell lubriderm bar soap, I just used it for the first time and LOVED it, no more scalling skin.
Does anybody know of a gluten-free mainstream Body lotion for sensitive skin? Also a body wash? I have always blamed my lotions and bodywash for skin prone to breakouts but I wonder if it is because wheat was in them. I always seem to get little bumps on my stomach which ironically is where I start with my poof (sp?)
Speaking of external sources.... When I had an annual TB test a few years ago, he nurse who checked the site commented on the redness around the site where the cloth medical tape had been used to keep the site sterile. wadda ya think ? A little wheat based adhesive? I have made sure now that I get the more transparent looking tape vs the cloth and haven't had any other problems. And of course the glue used on stamps and envelopes.
I know I've read that the glue on stamps and envelopes is NOT gluten free, but I was wondering exactly what it was that the glue is derived from that contains the gluten? ie wheat, oats, rye, or barley
Terri-Anne, I'm not positive about the source of envelope/stamp glue, but my guess is that it is wheat-based, sort of like the flour-and-water paste kids use to make papier-mache or like wallpaper paste used to be (and sometimes still is!). I hope this helps!
P.S. I turned around to check on what my toddler was watching on TV just in time to see a girl mixing flour and water to make papier-mache paste! Is that weird or what?
I don't know if this will help anyone, but have you tried aloe vera. I am not sure what additives they put in the bottled stuff, but you could always get a plant and cut the stems and rub that on your skin. I don't have Dermatitis Hepetiformis, but it works wonders on sun burns.
Laura, You're absolutely right about aloe vera. It works wonders on my skin. I also use, on the itchier spots, an aloe and 1% steroid ointment instead of the expensive stuff my doctor prescribed. Works just fine and only costs about $2 a tube as opposed to $60 a tube for the prescription. Shirley
I am new to this board too...just posted for the first time a few weeks ago. Thanks for all the info and help. I have been celiac for about 5 years and also thought we (8 yr old daughter and myself) we doing pretty good. I have had a rash on my leg for 2+ years now and have gone to the Dr. about 4 times because it bothered me so much. Well, I finally just this week got it diagnosed as DH. It was my suspicion all along but could not get any Dr. to agree. Finally I got to see a specialist and had the biopsy done on Tuesday. He has put me on Dapsone...just wondering if anyone is or has taken it and what I need to watch for as far as side effects! I am taking 100mg once a day. I am very anxious about taking it. Had the pills since Tues and just took the first one last night! We have been gluten free for so long I really hoped I would not have to worry about DH too. Sniff sniff. Kinda overwhelming sometimes!!!
Anyway....let me know if anyone has had problems with dapsone!
[SIZE=14]Hi, I just wanted to add a note to this topic I found out that using jojoba oil and almond oil works great i had a bottle of it for my cuticles, somebody mentioned tea tree oil and that stung so I tried the jojoba oil and it has worked great I don't itch very much at all now. I also notice when I do get stressed out I itch, or when I eat yeast. so now I try not to eat gluten or yeast. still having trouble giving up my wine, I did find red wine did'nt bother it as much, but beringers wine made me itch within 5 minutes. I gave up so much I know I have to give up the wine but I'm struggling hard with it. laurie anne.
I did have some terrible problems with itchy skin and blisters on my hands and buttocks, and some of it proved to be DH, but I saw an alergist and found out I have developed some food allergies that I never had before to coconut, eggs, milk, nuts, etc. Getting this undercontrol really helped. The allergist thought because I have non-responsive celiac that it might have caused or added to the allergic reaction.
to all of you that are having itchie problems. my family has a history of VERY DRY skin. to make a long story short, my son who has not been diagnosed yet with celiac disease has the same horrible dry skin and it would almost look like eczema. well, we/he has been gluten-free for about 4 months now and we just deal with the dry skin. the ONLY thing that works for us is pure glycerin. you have to get in the pharmacies and usually have to order it and wait for it to come in. i promise it is worth every penny spent on it.
to apply it, take a shower/bath and DO NOT dry off. rub the glycerin on you and pat yourself dry. you will feel a little sticky. but i'll take sticky any day over itchy.
hope this helps you all. let me know. i have a place i can get it cheap if anyone is having problems.
Hi everyone. I just found your messages and want to share my experience (no need to say I'm gluten-free for my celiac disease).
For skin: KISS MY FACE. They have very good soaps, i.a. Olive & Herbal Soap, some other olive soaps. They are gluten-free though some others are not. AVALON ORGANIC BOTANICALS. Facical Cleansing Gel (also good for shaving). Hydrating Toner.Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 18. They have other products for other types of skin (mine is combination). NATURE'S GATE. Fragrance-Free Moisturizing Lotion (For Sensitive Skin) with Aloe Vera, Extracts of Coffee and Wild Pansy, Safflower Oil & Organic Jojoba Oil.
For hair: PURE & BASIC. Natural Clarifying Shampoo. Natural Lite Conditioner.
For lacerations, cuts, scrapes: DESERT ESSENCE. Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Anti-Microbial Cream with Green Tea Extract (I have severe allergy to lots of antibiotics and iodine so can't use almost none of existing antiseptic creams and ointments).
All of those products are natural, organic, don't contain that s... acid. I finally got some relief of dry itchy skin though I don't have DH but often have skin allergy for lots of other allergens (food and in medications). I started using all of them after my last gluten accident which was really severe, when I grabbed all of my skin/cosmetic stuff, placed in a bag and gave to my girlfrien who does not have to watch gluten intake, and bought what I just listed above. That was about two months ago, and now I have no complaints regarding my new stuff.