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#1 grodeylocks

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

So I was just wondering. How likely is it that I can get glutened from kissing a girl who has not been eating or drinking recently. Is it possible to get it from her lip stick or make up. I would think that the amount of exposure I would get would be far below the recommended daily allowance of gluten exposure.
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#2 eatmeat4good

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

There are a few threads on kissing here on celiac.com. put kissing in the search.
I have been glutened by kissing someone after they ate gluten.
Most people recommend gluten eaters brush before kissing Celiac partners.
You have to decide.
I didn't really believe kissing could gluten me.
I was rewarded with a huge migraine headache and nausea and D that lasted 2 days.
I am a believer now. I call it the Kiss of Death now.
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#3 Marilyn R

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

My dp's friend stopped by tonight. He has torette's syndrome and likes to drink beer. DP and I are about the only people that treat him like normal, everyone else thinks he's a freak.

I let Denny kiss me on the face, we have big hugs and big kisses, but I know they're just planted on my cheeks. (I'm careful about letting him come close to my mucous membrane though.) Your mouth is a mucus membrane. :ph34r: You have to be beware.
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#4 Marilyn R

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

I remember that this topic was covered in "Celiac Disease: The Unknown Epidemic" by Dr. Peter Green. I'm fairly certain he wrote that he felt it was unlikely to ingest enough gluten from a kiss, but acknowledged that lipstick is one of the most likely cosmetics to be ingested. That book was pretty good, by the way.
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Positive improvement from elimination diet. Mother dx'd by Mayo Clinic in late 1980s. Negative blood tests and Upper & Lower GI biopsy. Parathyroidectomy 12/09. Recurring high calcium level 4/10. Gluten-free 4/10. Soy & Dairy Free 6/10. Corn free 7/10. Grain free except rice 8/10. Legume free 6/11. Fighting the battle of the battle within myself, and I'm going to win!

As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

I read that too.
I guess it depends on how serious the kiss is. :rolleyes:
And of course how much gluten remains in the kisser. ;)
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:18 PM

Lipstick would be more valid, rather that the last meal (unless it was immediate or really passionate)....IMHO :rolleyes:
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#7 grodeylocks

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:06 AM

Yea it makes a lot more sense. If you consider how mch gluten is in an ounce of bread and then realize how much is in a few milligrams of lipstick/past ingested food, it does not come close to the upper tolerance levels
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#8 Marilyn R

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

Yea it makes a lot more sense. If you consider how mch gluten is in an ounce of bread and then realize how much is in a few milligrams of lipstick/past ingested food, it does not come close to the upper tolerance levels


If you find a girl you want to kiss more than once, buy her Merle Norman lipstick, or better yet get her a gift certificate and they'll pick the right shade of lipstick. It's gluten-free.
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As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

I have twin 5 year old girls who are likely to be confirmed Celiac this week. Thank goodness someone mentioned lipstick: 5 year olds have a way of going haywire with lipstick application. I've spent HOURS trying to find play makeup which is gluten free...and have now spent a CHUNK of money on adult lipstick to compensate for the fact that I'll have to clear out their play makeup this week! Poor kiddos: growing up so fast with a real illness...now real makeup...crazy! BTW I bought the 100% pure lip glosses :)

Big thanks for all the great discussions you all!
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#10 grodeylocks

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:03 AM

Yea I just figured out I was celiac three months ago. I am still nowhere near normal.


I have twin 5 year old girls who are likely to be confirmed Celiac this week. Thank goodness someone mentioned lipstick: 5 year olds have a way of going haywire with lipstick application. I've spent HOURS trying to find play makeup which is gluten free...and have now spent a CHUNK of money on adult lipstick to compensate for the fact that I'll have to clear out their play makeup this week! Poor kiddos: growing up so fast with a real illness...now real makeup...crazy! BTW I bought the 100% pure lip glosses :)

Big thanks for all the great discussions you all!


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