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Hi,

 

Can anyone tell me what the "scientific" name is for gluten in shampoos and conditioners?  I see that many have posted that Tressemme has gluten.  I have been using one of their conditioners for months without any problems but I started using the Keratin smooth shampoo 2 weeks ago and my scalp and back have been itching like crazy.  As soon as I stopped using the shampoo it stopped.  I don't see anything on the bottle that says gluten or wheat protein.

 

Thanks!

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Maybe message the posters who said it has gluten to tell you the ingredient or contact the manufacturer.

 

Gluten in a shampoo would not cause the itching on your scalp.  unless, of course you have an allergy to wheat.  I would not use that particular shampoo regardless if it made your scalp itch.

 

If, however you have DH I do not know how gluten would react on the scalp.

 

Colleen 

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Maybe message the posters who said it has gluten to tell you the ingredient or contact the manufacturer.

 

Gluten in a shampoo would not cause the itching on your scalp.  unless, of course you have an allergy to wheat.  I would not use that particular shampoo regardless if it made your scalp itch.

 

If, however you have DH I do not know how gluten would react on the scalp.

 

Colleen 

Good idea.

 

I'm new to the sight....what is DH? 

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Intense itching. A burning sensation. Clusters of small blisters that persistently break out on the elbows, knees, buttocks, back, or scalp. These symptoms are the hallmarks of dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), a skin manifestation of celiac disease. DH affects 15 to 25 percent of people with celiac disease, and these people typically have no digestive symptoms of the disease.

 

http://celiac.nih.gov/Dermatitis.aspx

 

Welcome to the Site.  

 

Colleen 

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Intense itching. A burning sensation. Clusters of small blisters that persistently break out on the elbows, knees, buttocks, back, or scalp. These symptoms are the hallmarks of dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), a skin manifestation of celiac disease. DH affects 15 to 25 percent of people with celiac disease, and these people typically have no digestive symptoms of the disease.

 

http://celiac.nih.gov/Dermatitis.aspx

 

Welcome to the Site.  

 

Colleen 

 

oh....

 

Thanks :)

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http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/GlutenFreePersonalCareProducts/a/Gluten-In-Shampoo.htm

 

Hopefully the link above will work and will be helpful to you.  I used Tresseme before going gluten free.  I think I remember seeing wheat germ on the label, but I may be wrong because that was a couple of years ago.  Now I use Whole Foods Everyday 365 shampoo and conditioner and Everyday Shea Shampoo (plain version only, the lavendar has gluten), which are both gluten free. 

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I sometimes use a thickening shampoo by John Freida that  has hydrolyzed wheat protein in it (I know...GASP!!) and because I do not drink it

and I do not have a contact wheat allergy, I have no issue whatsoever with it. Just reporting. :) 

 

But, if you are worried about it, do not use it. but please, read this article by a leading recognized celiac

dietician who explains why this is NOT a problem.

 

http://www.glutenfreedietitian.com/newsletter/personal-care-products-do-you-need-to-worry-about-gluten/

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I sometimes use a thickening shampoo by John Freida that  has hydrolyzed wheat protein in it (I know...GASP!!) and because I do not drink it

and I do not have a contact wheat allergy, I have no issue whatsoever with it. Just reporting. :) 

 

But, if you are worried about it, do not use it. but please, read this article by a leading recognized celiac

dietician who explains why this is NOT a problem.

 

http://www.glutenfreedietitian.com/newsletter/personal-care-products-do-you-need-to-worry-about-gluten/

I guess it depends which "experts" opinion you read.  The following article says that is IS a problem:

http://www.weareglutenfree.com/gluten-free-shampoo-and-conditioner/

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I guess it depends which "experts" opinion you read.  The following article says that is IS a problem:

http://www.weareglutenfree.com/gluten-free-shampoo-and-conditioner/

 

This is hardly an expert. 

 

I don't have the time right now to get his name, etc.  Will try later.  I was at the International Celiac Disease symposium this week.  We had a  Dermatologist expert on DH.  He said that gluten is too large to get into the blood stream thru the skin.  And even if you have a cut, the gluten would need to be in the intestines to cause a reaction.  He also said that he knows there are people who will not believe him. Because it isn't going to hurt anyone to use a gluten-free product, he isn't going to argue with them.

 

But, in the mean time, here is something from actual doctors who treat and research Celiac disease.  Not some guy with a website quoting "doctors" with products to sell.

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/what-ingredients-should-i-avoid-in-cosmetic-products

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This is hardly an expert. 

 

I don't have the time right now to get his name, etc.  Will try later.  I was at the International Celiac Disease symposium this week.  We had a  Dermatologist expert on DH.  He said that gluten is too large to get into the blood stream thru the skin.  And even if you have a cut, the gluten would need to be in the intestines to cause a reaction.  He also said that he knows there are people who will not believe him. Because it isn't going to hurt anyone to use a gluten-free product, he isn't going to argue with them.

 

But, in the mean time, here is something from actual doctors who treat and research Celiac disease.  Not some guy with a website quoting "doctors" with products to sell.

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/what-ingredients-should-i-avoid-in-cosmetic-products

Ya I know everyone's body is different and can have different reactions.  I'm just going to believe that it was the gluten that irritated my skin because I have no allergies to anything else.  I'm still new and learning about this, do you know if there is such a thing as a contact allergy to gluten? 

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Ya I know everyone's body is different and can have different reactions.  I'm just going to believe that it was the gluten that irritated my skin because I have no allergies to anything else.  I'm still new and learning about this, do you know if there is such a thing as a contact allergy to gluten? 

 

 

You can have a skin allergy to wheat.  You can have a skin allergy to any other ingredient in a product.  My son, who does not have Celiac, has found that some of the ingredients in shampoos and detergent irritate his skin.  Sulphites are one of them.  Can't remember what the other thing is but its in some of the preservatives, I think.  He's 20 so he buys his own usually or tells me exactly what to get so I'm sorry I'm not certain. 

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Ya I know everyone's body is different and can have different reactions.  I'm just going to believe that it was the gluten that irritated my skin because I have no allergies to anything else.  I'm still new and learning about this, do you know if there is such a thing as a contact allergy to gluten? 

 

There technically is no such thing as a "gluten allergy", but yes, you can have an allergy to wheat AND have celiac, too..

 

And you could absolutely be reacting to something in the shampoo. For example, I can't do tea tree oil at all and if that is in a shampoo, well,

it just burns the heck out of my scalp. Some people cannot tolerate sodium laurel sulfate or other chemicals  

 

Hope you find what works best for you!

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. Some people cannot tolerate sodium laurel sulfate or other chemicals  

 

 

 

That is probably it!

 

This is what I got him.  Girls seem to love that he & his hair smell like peppermint!  He had itchy skin and this has helped a lot.

 

http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/OLPE32/PeppermintLiquidSoap.htm

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