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Shaving Help? Looking For Disposable Razors Or Electric Alternatives

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i'm convinced those stupid moisture strips on disposable razors i've tried may not be glutenfree enough for me. i usually react when the razors are new, but once they're old and the strip is worn out, my skin is fine. shaving with a dull worn out razor should NOT be easier on my skin than a fresh new one!

 

since there's so many options out there, i don't even know where to begin trying to find one. i've emailed companies twice in the last year or so and none emailed me back, so i gave up. and i'm tired of having hairy legs.

 

does anyone else have problems with disposable razors? do you have one you like?

 

i like the idea of an electric razor, but i don't have a clue how to find a reliable one for women-identified people, or just one that'll work on legs. my husband uses an electric trimmer rather than a razor, so i can't just steal his to see if it works.

 

i'm not very good at being a girl when it comes to this sort of stuff. can you help? :)

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With Celiac disease, you must consume the gluten to get a true Celiac reaction.  The reaction occurs in the small intestine.

 

I was going to post a link to the Univ of Chicago Celiac center but they seem to be having some website problems.

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jennifer........I read your post on the SS section of the forum and have to make a few comments about what was posted there.  It also could apply here.

 

Were you officially diagnosed with DH?  Did you have a skin biopsy? Because...and yes, I am going to make this point.....DH is not caused in any way by touching something which contains gluten.  You do have to ingest gluten for a DH outbreak to occur, without any shadow of a doubt.  However, I am not implying that your rash problem is in your head or anything else but it sounds like you have a wheat allergy, on top of Celiac.There is no gluten allergy, it's either barley or wheat and it would definitely cause the kind of outbreak you describe. It sounds like a contact allergy, which can also occur along with Celiac.

 

Usually people with contact allergies have extremely sensitive skin so many other products may bother you also.  To my knowledge, there is no gluten in the shaving strips but they can be irritating because they are also scented...which I hate myself.

 

I am also extremely sensitive and am a diagnosed celiac.  I do not label myself as an SS because I do not believe that term has much meaning.  Everyone with celiac will sustain damage from gluten ingestion but some feel it more strongly than others.  I, too, have gotten sick from shared lines but there are some companies that do it right and I have no problems with them. But I follow a very strict diet  or I become violently ill so I know where you are coming from.

 

DH takes a very long time to go away, once you are gluten free.  But if you don't have a biopsy to confirm, then you don't know whether it's DH or not.  There are many other rashes that are common to Celiac Disease and some are caused by allergy, not Celiac.  Some of the comments made by your allergist were not correct.  Skin does not become leaky, as in Leaky Gut.  Sorry, but people reading your posts are getting incorrect information.  I am glad you are better because that is always the desired end result but if you have very sensitive skin, many products may bother you and it will end up being through trial and error that you find stuff that works for you.  The electric razor may work well but many people find they can be irritating as well.  I would look at Consumer Reports for information on women's razors because they give good reviews and will list razors specifically made for women.  There are many out there.

 

 

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As Dr. Petersen is a Chiropractor and Founder of the HealthNow Medical Center, and she has not provided any research for her claims,  I do not consider this a reputable source of information.

 

Colleen

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Like I said before - the celiac Disease Center website isn't working properly. I would like to link you to some reliable medical info. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

If a molecule as big as gluten could go through your skin, you would be getting blood clots. Sure, there are some small things that can go through your skin - like some specially made medications- but everything we touch doesn't go through our skin.

But, even if we believe that gluten can go through the skin, into the tiny capillaries, then into the blood stream - gluten needs to be present in the small intestine to trigger a response.

But, here is certainly nothing wrong with using whatever type of razor you choose - or no razor at all!

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As Dr. Petersen is a Chiropractor and Founder of the HealthNow Medical Center, and she has not provided any research for her claims,  I do not consider this a reputable source of information.

 

Colleen

Colleen is correct and I am always in wonder at those who would choose to believe the word of a chiropractor for Celiac Disease related topics over respected experts in the field of Celiac Disease.  I am not knocking chiropractic because I have a phenomenal chiropractor who has done brilliant things with healing muscle and joint injuries I have had but I would not ask him anything gut related.  That article you posted was filled with many false claims but I would expect that from Dr. Petersen.  Her information is false and totally unreliable.

 

If you want to learn how Celiac Disease actually works, I encourage you to read: Celiac Disease: The Hidden Epidemic by Dr. Peter Green, a noted expert/researcher in the field of Celiac Disease.  Excellent book!  It also teaches you how the GI system actually works, which is really crucial to managing Celiac well.

 

BTW....you missed my question on whether you have been diagnosed with DH?  If not, then you don't know whether it is DH or is from an allergic reaction.

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i'm actually very well read on the topic, and i apologize for not finding a more suitable. but i came here looking for razor suggestions, not to defend my diagnoses.

 

i am well aware that "gluten allergy" is a false term, which is why i didn't use it. perhaps mentioning my allergist made things confusing. it just so happens that my allergist (who i started seeing for asthma) is very knowledgable about celiac disease because he just happened to end up with numerous patients who have allergies (including wheat allergies, obviously) and comorbid celiac.

 

as for the "gluten molecule" and permeability, gluten is an incredibly bulky protein molecule (thousands of times larger than a small molecule like table salt, or even the average active pharmaceutical ingredient), which is actually a composite of two separate proteins (glutenin and gliadin). The entire gluten molecule need not be present to initiate a reaction, only the portions to which a specific individual is sensitive. (Not that anyone knows which portions those are and to which individuals.)

 

yes, i've been diagnosed with DH (yes, by actual medical doctors). i do also have allergies (which complicates the razor issue because once i found one with published ingredients, it was gluten-free but not lanolin-free, which is one of my allergens). i was hoping someone had experience with this (just as i've gotten help from others finding other health&beauty products in the past), so i could start with a much shorter list and then eliminate those with my known allergens. it sounds like others don't have experience with this, which is really all i needed to know. thanks.

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No one was asking you to defend your diagnosis so no need to be defensive.  From the type of information you posted, it wasn't clear whether you had a DH diagnosis or not.

I'm sure you are well read but it appears some of your information was not from reputable sources and is incorrect.  That needed to be addressed for the same reason we do over and over again....the newly diagnosed need to learn correct and current information on Celiac or DH, not information gleaned from unreputable sources that are not true.

 

As for the question of the molecule and permeability, the composition has nothing to do with whether or not gluten passes through your skin and makes you sick. It doesn't and that is not new science.  Many of us do not screen all of our make-up, only the stuff that counts like lip stick and hand cream.  If gluten passed through the skin into our gut, then none of us would heal.

 

As for your other allergies, maybe just stick to a plain razor?  I know you can still buy them without the strips or look at mens razors....they tend to make them very uncomplicated for guys or they won't buy them.

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Just wanted to make sure you and those reading along know that razors are not a concern for Celiacs. Sounds like you know that. If the " lotions" bother you because of your allergies, just get a plain one.

Have a super shiny day! :)

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i'm convinced those stupid moisture strips on disposable razors i've tried may not be glutenfree enough for me. i usually react when the razors are new, but once they're old and the strip is worn out, my skin is fine

 

 

When a blade is new, it can make my skin seem more sensitive (because it is sharp)  and give me a few nicks. (hate that!) 

When it gets more "broken in", it is less likely to cause irritation.

My guess is this may be causing your problem as the likelihood of there being any gluten on a razor blade is zero.

They are made with botanical oils, not wheat germ.

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