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#16 Takala

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

Another thing to consider - Are you using one of the disposable razors with the "moisturizing strip" on it, by any chance ? I absolutely loathe those things, if I use one and don't rewash and rinse the area really well, I come up with a huge, red welt on my underarms with some brands. I used one on my legs without rinsing once, after getting out of the shower, and it was even worse. :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: All of these plastic products are being made overseas now, and we really have NO idea what is in them, when they glue "something" on there. Had to really search for plastic razors that don't have it.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:48 AM

Another thing to consider - Are you using one of the disposable razors with the "moisturizing strip" on it, by any chance ? I absolutely loathe those things, if I use one and don't rewash and rinse the area really well, I come up with a huge, red welt on my underarms with some brands. I used one on my legs without rinsing once, after getting out of the shower, and it was even worse. :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: All of these plastic products are being made overseas now, and we really have NO idea what is in them, when they glue "something" on there. Had to really search for plastic razors that don't have it.

Ugh! That's frustrating! I'll have to check my razors!
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:18 AM

You know I have been thinking about this a bit longer. My husband switched deodorants. This one is stronger scented. I could smell it all over his shirt as I pulled it out of the washer.

Then I did some more testing. I added some baby powder or sprayed clothes with Febreeze before washing them. I could still smell the baby powder or Fabreeze. Not on a single item this time, only when the clothes were in a bunch. Is the washing machine the ultimate cross contaminator? That is where the people washclothes and the kitchen wash cloths go at the same time. Wash cloth wiping all the kitchen counters, washing dishes.

I just know I needed to get every gluten item out of our house. I can't prove exactly why it was such an issue causing slight symptoms.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

You know I have been thinking about this a bit longer. My husband switched deodorants. This one is stronger scented. I could smell it all over his shirt as I pulled it out of the washer.

Then I did some more testing. I added some baby powder or sprayed clothes with Febreeze before washing them. I could still smell the baby powder or Fabreeze. Not on a single item this time, only when the clothes were in a bunch. Is the washing machine the ultimate cross contaminator? That is where the people washclothes and the kitchen wash cloths go at the same time. Wash cloth wiping all the kitchen counters, washing dishes.

I just know I needed to get every gluten item out of our house. I can't prove exactly why it was such an issue causing slight symptoms.


I've noticed some household solutions have scents on steroids. As in it takes 5 washings to get the smell out. If ever. So I don't necessarily think your washing machine is a cc machine. I think some scents are nuclear grade.

That said, depending on the machine (age, type) it can do it's job better or worse.

I wash our bathroom and kitchen towels on "sanitize" and it helps alleviate smells and bacteria. Gluten, I have no idea. It's a front loader, low water machine.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

This is a front loader and I wash whtes on sanitize too. That is the load I used the baby powder on. <_<

I was trying to see the difference of a "solid" the powder and "liquid" the Febreeze.

It's not like anyone chews on clothes or eats deodorant. :D If you do I think they will put you on a show called "My strange addiction." :ph34r:
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

You know I have been thinking about this a bit longer. My husband switched deodorants. This one is stronger scented. I could smell it all over his shirt as I pulled it out of the washer.

Then I did some more testing. I added some baby powder or sprayed clothes with Febreeze before washing them. I could still smell the baby powder or Fabreeze. Not on a single item this time, only when the clothes were in a bunch. Is the washing machine the ultimate cross contaminator? That is where the people washclothes and the kitchen wash cloths go at the same time. Wash cloth wiping all the kitchen counters, washing dishes.

I just know I needed to get every gluten item out of our house. I can't prove exactly why it was such an issue causing slight symptoms.

That's a good point! Sheesh, if I'm not careful I might just make myself crazy with all of this cc talk. If someone in my house get's sick, I am a sanitizing maniac. I can see myself getting a bit obsessive about gluten. How does everyone keep from turning into a crazy person??
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

Sorry, did you think you were chatting with someone who is/was sane? B)

With time comes experience. I have not brought any gluten into the house, except pet food. (fish food) It is handled like poison.

My daughter was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitus (related to Celiac, but an utter mystery). One of the common theories to the mystery is to blame a too clean environment. (don't get all freaked out and crazy but vaccines are a possible suspect for not allowing kids to get sick with "childhood viruses")

So I have become more relaxed about cleaning. Maybe too relaxed. <_<
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

I am open to book recommendations if anyone has some! That book was just recommended to me by a lot of people so I picked it up and have found it informative. I have DH on my scalp so I'm thinking that gluten free skin and hair products would be beneficial??!!


One of the best books to read is Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Dr. Peter Green. He is one the leading researchers/physicians specializing in Celiac Disease and his advice is spot on. It's also a great tutorial on how this disease works and if you don't learn that, you'll never get the diet right. I highly recommend it.

One of the things talked about in this book is DH and how skin contact with gluten containing foods or products will not cause a DH outbreak. DH is the skin version of Celiac and works the same.....you have to ingest gluten for an outbreak to occur. However, most people with DH have very sensitive skin to begin with and other ingredients in products can irritate your skin or you may have an additional skin allergy to wheat or another ingredient in products. Not every outbreak or reaction is gluten based. You can choose to use gluten-free products if that is more comfortable for you but it may not be entirely necessary all of the time.
I could see where it might be easier to just stick to all gluten-free products if you do have DH.

Read the book....it's very interesting and you'll learn a lot of useful information.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Sorry, did you think you were chatting with someone who is/was sane? B)

With time comes experience. I have not brought any gluten into the house, except pet food. (fish food) It is handled like poison.

My daughter was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitus (related to Celiac, but an utter mystery). One of the common theories to the mystery is to blame a too clean environment. (don't get all freaked out and crazy but vaccines are a possible suspect for not allowing kids to get sick with "childhood viruses")

So I have become more relaxed about cleaning. Maybe too relaxed. <_<


I agree with the vaccine theory. I do think we need to immunize kids for the basic bad stuff like I was when I was a kid in the 60's BUT kids receive something in the neighborhood of 28 vaccines before they are 2 years old and that is plain insanity. The chicken pox one is a prime example. I think of these as immunity trainers.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

I almost died when I had chickenpox. I was three years old but I remember it as if it were yesterday. So weak, such a high fever, and so much pain. Plus, those who have had chickenpox are at much greater risk of shingles in adulthood.

 

I agree that kids are overvaccinated these days, but chickenpox is one that I think is good. Measles too. That's another one that has killed quite a few kids.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Sorry, did you think you were chatting with someone who is/was sane? B)

With time comes experience. I have not brought any gluten into the house, except pet food. (fish food) It is handled like poison.

My daughter was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitus (related to Celiac, but an utter mystery). One of the common theories to the mystery is to blame a too clean environment. (don't get all freaked out and crazy but vaccines are a possible suspect for not allowing kids to get sick with "childhood viruses")

So I have become more relaxed about cleaning. Maybe too relaxed. <_<

Wow, how scary about your daughter! I hate the whole vaccine thing, I feel like I'm scared to vaccinate and I'm scared not to. The H1N1 Vaccine killed more people than the H1N1 virus itself.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

One of the best books to read is Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Dr. Peter Green. He is one the leading researchers/physicians specializing in Celiac Disease and his advice is spot on. It's also a great tutorial on how this disease works and if you don't learn that, you'll never get the diet right. I highly recommend it.

One of the things talked about in this book is DH and how skin contact with gluten containing foods or products will not cause a DH outbreak. DH is the skin version of Celiac and works the same.....you have to ingest gluten for an outbreak to occur. However, most people with DH have very sensitive skin to begin with and other ingredients in products can irritate your skin or you may have an additional skin allergy to wheat or another ingredient in products. Not every outbreak or reaction is gluten based. You can choose to use gluten-free products if that is more comfortable for you but it may not be entirely necessary all of the time.
I could see where it might be easier to just stick to all gluten-free products if you do have DH.

Read the book....it's very interesting and you'll learn a lot of useful information.

I will definitely pick up the book!! Thank you for the recommendation! I have DH on my scalp and I worry that the gluten will do harm by entering in through the sores?! I also have a itchy gross rash in and between my eyebrows but since I've stopped wearing my makeup that contains gluten, it's getting better. So maybe I have an allergy as well as celiac.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

I almost died when I had chickenpox. I was three years old but I remember it as if it were yesterday. So weak, such a high fever, and so much pain. Plus, those who have had chickenpox are at much greater risk of shingles in adulthood.

 

I agree that kids are overvaccinated these days, but chickenpox is one that I think is good. Measles too. That's another one that has killed quite a few kids.

That's so scary! Chickenpox seems so harmless until you hear stories like these! My step Mom had Mumps as a child and it left her deaf in one ear.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

That's so scary! Chickenpox seems so harmless until you hear stories like these! My step Mom had Mumps as a child and it left her deaf in one ear.

My sister and I had measles together.  I missed two months my first year in high school.  My sister was hilarious - she had delirium and we used to have the wildest conversations :lol:  - couldn't ever talk to her about them later though :rolleyes:


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

I will definitely pick up the book!! Thank you for the recommendation! I have DH on my scalp and I worry that the gluten will do harm by entering in through the sores?! I also have a itchy gross rash in and between my eyebrows but since I've stopped wearing my makeup that contains gluten, it's getting better. So maybe I have an allergy as well as celiac.

DH takes a long time to go away, unfortunately. It is explained in the book, better than I can do. I think if your scalp and skin are that irritated, it might be a good idea to use a very gentle shampoo and cleanser that is gluten-free, something without perfumes/scent.  Keep it simple until the DH is under control. Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time but with patience, you will get this under control.


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