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Has anyone used the honest shampoo and body wash sweet orange vanilla combo? Wondering if it's safe. I contacted the company and got the standard line that no gluten is actively placed in the product, but they can't guarantee there's no cross contamination. Any ideas? 

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Unless you also have a wheat allergy, in addition to celiac disease or NCGI, the shampoo should be just fine -- unless you plan on drinking it.  ?  Seriously, if the shampoo does not have gluten listed on the label, it is okay to use.  Gluten must be injested to set off a celiac flare up (rise in antibodies).  


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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My celiac superhero is 4 so we were advised to make sure his shampoo is gluten free until he is old enough to make sure he isn't getting any into his mouth (the dietitian said around 8 or 9, he will be proficient enough).

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This product should be okay.  Cosmetics are not required to follow FDA guidelines as they are not food.  If the company discloses the ingredients lists and it is not listed, then you should be fine.  Following up,with the manufacturer should be also give you piece of mind.  

I use Kirkland Shampoo for Costco.  It is even labeled gluten-free, but  I know they do not test for it.  They are not required to test (not a food).  Uni lever is good about ingredient disclosure.  They manufacturer Suave.  

I avoid Honest products.  They manufactured a sunscreen that caused kids to burn.  I would worry about the product development, quality, and testing standards that might impact their other products.  I use a physical sunscreen on my face when surfing or bike riding.  It does not sting my eyes.  

http://time.com/3981643/jessica-alba-honest-company-organic-sunscreen-sunburn/

Glad to hear the your super hero is adapting!  

 


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Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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On 8/28/2017 at 10:27 AM, cyclinglady said:

Unless you also have a wheat allergy, in addition to celiac disease or NCGI, the shampoo should be just fine -- unless you plan on drinking it.  ?  Seriously, if the shampoo does not have gluten listed on the label, it is okay to use.  Gluten must be injested to set off a celiac flare up (rise in antibodies).  

I find this very difficult to believe. My son has a gluten allergy flares up like the sun when he uses any soap or lotion with gluten in it or oats. Forget Aveeno products, I mind as well dip him in poison ivy. I have pictures to prove the reaction he had from Aveeno. And I assure you my child didn’t eat the gluten filled soap and lotion. Bottom line, gluten doesn’t have to be ingested to have a reaction. Your skin has pores. 

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45 minutes ago, JennyBear said:

I find this very difficult to believe. My son has a gluten allergy flares up like the sun when he uses any soap or lotion with gluten in it or oats. Forget Aveeno products, I mind as well dip him in poison ivy. I have pictures to prove the reaction he had from Aveeno. And I assure you my child didn’t eat the gluten filled soap and lotion. Bottom line, gluten doesn’t have to be ingested to have a reaction. Your skin has pores. 

Is he diagnosed with celiac disease (which is different from a wheat allergy)?     My response was based on this from medical experts in celiac disease:

https://nationalceliac.org/celiac-disease-questions/using-gluten-free-skin-body-products-someone-celiac-disease/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/expert-answers/celiac-disease/faq-20057879
 

 

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Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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1 hour ago, cyclinglady said:

Is he diagnosed with celiac disease (which is different from a wheat allergy)?     My response was based on this from medical experts in celiac disease:

https://nationalceliac.org/celiac-disease-questions/using-gluten-free-skin-body-products-someone-celiac-disease/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/expert-answers/celiac-disease/faq-20057879
 

 

He is also allergic to wheat. No, praise the Lord he is not a Celiac. Thank you for the information. My apologies. I’m very new at all this. 

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1 hour ago, cyclinglady said:

Is he diagnosed with celiac disease (which is different from a wheat allergy)?     My response was based on this from medical experts in celiac disease:

https://nationalceliac.org/celiac-disease-questions/using-gluten-free-skin-body-products-someone-celiac-disease/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/expert-answers/celiac-disease/faq-20057879
 

 

If there are any gluten free safe lotions and body washes for toddlers you recommend please let me know. It’s crazy the flare ups he gets from almost everything. Even Honest Co. fragrance free lotion and body wash. Also flared up from Sun Bum Baby lotion and body wash as well. These are supposed to be two of the best. I’ve been just giving him soap free baths lately. Thank goodness we’re still in quarantine from Covid-19 we don’t leave the house. Any advice is much much appreciated!! 

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25 minutes ago, JennyBear said:

If there are any gluten free safe lotions and body washes for toddlers you recommend please let me know. It’s crazy the flare ups he gets from almost everything. Even Honest Co. fragrance free lotion and body wash. Also flared up from Sun Bum Baby lotion and body wash as well. These are supposed to be two of the best. I’ve been just giving him soap free baths lately. Thank goodness we’re still in quarantine from Covid-19 we don’t leave the house. Any advice is much much appreciated!! 

We use Dove Soap.  It is gluten free (or free from wheat, barley and rye).  They have a Baby version.  Always read the label though.  Member Jebby (aka The Patient Celiac — blog) is a Neonatologist (preemie doc).  She uses all Dove products.  But he could be allergic to any ingredient besides wheat.  Does he get hives or eczema?  
 

Just water can be good.  It was recommended when my daughter was an infant.    No wipes, no chemicals.  Just water.  
 

Coconut or olive oil can help with retaining moisture.  

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Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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8 hours ago, JennyBear said:

If there are any gluten free safe lotions and body washes for toddlers you recommend please let me know. It’s crazy the flare ups he gets from almost everything. Even Honest Co. fragrance free lotion and body wash. Also flared up from Sun Bum Baby lotion and body wash as well. These are supposed to be two of the best. I’ve been just giving him soap free baths lately. Thank goodness we’re still in quarantine from Covid-19 we don’t leave the house. Any advice is much much appreciated!! 

 

Our house uses Everyone Soaps.  They are certified gluten free by the GFCO.  They have a wide range of products.  My kids love the 3 in 1 soap (shampoo/body wash/bubble bath).

Desert Essence also has some gluten free products, you will have to check each item on it's website for the gluten-free symbol.

I also have used Gabriel Cosmeics (Zuzu Luxe and Clean Kids Naturally all under the same website).  They are also certified by the GFCO.

Most FAQ pages on the websites will go into detail about their products and gluten content.

 

https://www.eoproducts.com/collections/everyone

https://www.eoproducts.com/collections/everyone-kids

https://www.desertessence.com/

 

https://gabrielcosmeticsinc.com/brand/clean-kids/

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On 8/28/2017 at 8:27 AM, cyclinglady said:

Unless you also have a wheat allergy, in addition to celiac disease or NCGI, the shampoo should be just fine -- unless you plan on drinking it.  ?  Seriously, if the shampoo does not have gluten listed on the label, it is okay to use.  Gluten must be injested to set off a celiac flare up (rise in antibodies).  

It is true that some Celiacs will react topically to gluten. It is most often because they have DH (dermatitus herpetiformis) (my spelling might be off). DH which some also call Celiac Sprue is a skin reaction to ingesting, and even “touching” gluten. I have this and must avoid gluten in my skin products. I do not have a wheat allergy. 

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"DH which some also call Celiac Sprue is a skin reaction to ingesting, and even “touching” gluten." 

I must correct you here, Kristina. Celiac Sprue, or "sprue" for short is just an older term used for Celiac Disease and not necessarily confined to DH.

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