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#1 chelly1

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:51 AM

:huh: just went out to buy my son some adidas under arm deodrant but when i looked at the list of ingreadiants it had wheat starch in it... my sons been diagnosed for 5 years and i've pretty much had to work out every thing for myself the gp and staff do not really know anything about celiac disease, and until I found this sight I was totally unaware to look at shampoo and other sanitary products. People on here have helped me so much already in the last 2 days it is unreal now shoppings gonna take a little longer but at last I know whats been makeing him still feel so rough thanks again everyone :D
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#2 celiac3270

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:26 AM

Umm....does he have a skin reaction or get sick? Deodorant shouldn't be a problem (besides w/ a skin reaction) since it shouldn't get digested, thus doing damage to the villi.
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:36 AM

celiac3270 I agree to an extent but technically just about everything you put on your body has the chance to get into your mouth just some more then others.
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:01 AM

Here's a good explanation from Richard (lovegrov) in another post:

There are several reasons for this although I am not a science type guy so my explanation won't be complete.

The patch medications that you can absorb through your skin are specifically engineered and manufactured to be absorbed. Think about it, you don't just run aspirin on your skin to get rid of a headache or antibiotic on your skin to take care of an infection. That's because you can't absorb just anything through your skin. And not even all medications can be engineered to do that, otherwise we'd be taking all our medications that way. Simple and painless.

Your skin has an inner barrier to keep most things from being absorbed. If just anything could be absorbed you couldn't ever go swimming because you'd blow up like a balloon from all that water pouring in. Or you'd suck up every bacteria or poison in the air. Even skin moisturizers aren't getting sucked into the core of your body; they're just mositurizing the outside layer.

Gluten molecules are too large to pass through this barrier, hence you don't absorb gluten through your skin. You can most certainly have a topical ALLERGIC reaction, though.

I don't worry about whether deodorant has gluten because it's hard for me to imagine it getting to my mouth. I don't lick my armpits, sticks my hands in there, or pick up food with them.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:06 AM

I know that it all has a chance, but then you could also say that there's a chance for cross-contamination is you touch anything that has been touched by a person who has eaten gluten....a keyboard, telephone, etc. I think things that get close to your mouth or very easily on your hands, such as sunscreen are more important to check than this.
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:07 AM

That is true...it will not cause harm unless it gets into your digestive tract through your mouth.(unless you also have DH)
It's the possibility of getting into your mouth that can be the bad part...other things are more important though...like things you put on your hands, head, and face...
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:59 PM

If I use a deoderant with wheat or gluten in it my arm pits feel like they are on fire :o . If I use shampoo with wheat or gluten my scalp itches. I've never had any other skin problems. If I get flour on my hands I don't have a problem. Some areas of skin may just be more sensitive than others.
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 03:33 AM

Yes....Ian, I exerienced a similar problem with deodorant recently that I hadn't had before. I used some Gilette deodorant and it burned for about 2 hours after....the next day it did the same thing. I didn't see any obvious gluten in it, but I'll go back to my old brand :lol:
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 03:41 AM

celiac3270-
yea that's what happened to me..it burned so bad for a while and then I got like really itchy on top of that and then started getting bumps there, and on my elbows so I threw it away and got some that was gluten free and have not had a problem since.
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 07:27 AM

Weird - I know I replied to this yesterday but I don't see it in there.

I think deoderant can get into your mouth. Have you ever had a sloppy roll on that oozes out when you are screwing on the cap? Or stick that gets on the cap when you are putting it back on, and it scrapes some off onto the outside? Ever touch it? And then just maybe, you are flossing your teeth and you had only run your hands under the water first in the sink so the deoderant (remember, it sticks pretty well, that's how it works) is still on your hand/finger? And now it's on your floss?

Ewwww but it totally could happen. I am just playing it safe and not using any external products that could have gluten in them.

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 07:56 AM

Stephanie-
Your right it is gross but it can happen....
Anything can happen when it comes to gluten...
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 01:19 AM

:o jack also has the ds rash that was one of the things that i took him to the docs for before he was diagnosed with celiac disease so when i saw the wheat on the deodrant i thought better to be safe than sorry but its amazing what you find wheat and barley in but thanks for the advise i think i'll stay on this brand from now on just to be on the safe side you cant be to careful :D
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:44 PM

Have any of you found a gluten-free deodorant--not antiperspirant. The only one I have found for girls is Avon's liquid. My daughter would sure like something a little more updated than the one I used as a teenager all those millenia ago (well, it seems that way to her anyhow).
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:49 AM

Tom's of Maine has gluten free antiperspirant. Other ones in stores I have not found any non perspirant but there could be some there...I'm not a fan of
anti-perspirant though.

Dove has gluten free deodorant but all I have seen is antiperspirant.
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 10:19 AM

I use the crystal. I love that thing and it lasts for ever. Definitely not an antipersperant (I agree, I don't like those), but works great on odors for 24 hours (or thereabouts).
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