Food Intolerance, Topicals Aswell?
Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:26 PM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:33 PM
Intolerant to gluten, corn and dairy
Gluten free since 2010
Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:45 PM
I have psoriasis, and people have brought me all kinds of lotions to use on it. I thank them politely and then give them away. Everything they have brought has SOMETHING in it that I can't have. Even if it weren't going to be rubbed into broken skin, I won't use them.
Think of it this way - rat poison has to be ingested to kill you, but would you still want to put it on your skin?
gluten-free since June, 2011
It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!
Life is good!
Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:20 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:36 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:06 AM
Hi arian and welcome. The issue with topicals is that generally you apply lotions, makeup, etc with your hands and there is the chance you could get some in your mouth by preparing food, biting a fingernail, etc. Shampoos and conditioners in the shower run down your face. The molecules are too large to be absorbed through your skin.
Hi ! I'm new here , and I really need help because no one is helping me ! I just found out im intolerant to gluten, corn, dairy, and foods high in sulphur. My question is, if I'm intolerant to these foods, can I use cosmetics with them in it, as long as I don't ingest it? I know it will absorb into my bloodstream still, but I thought It has to be eaten to cause my symptoms ( anxiety, depression, rls, etc) Someone help :/
The decision on what to use is up to you--some use gluten containing personal care products without a problem. Personally, as a Celiac with several additional food intolerances, I use gluten-free topicals (because I don't want to think about it while showering, etc) but I don't check them for my other intolerances. That works for me--sometimes it takes a bit of experimentation to come up with what will work best for you.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:35 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:14 PM
You do NOT absorb things like cosmetics into your bloodstream. Yuck. Think how gross that would be. Nasty.
not molecules as big as gluten, but the small ones (hormones, parabenes...) you DO absorb.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:25 PM
He doesn't address issues that pertain to allergies, but it's interesting with regards to how the body works.
Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease
23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity
25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD)
Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive
Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive
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