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Can I Use A Skin Cream That "might" Contain Gluten?

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I have very dry skin (especially in the winter) and happened upon a great product about a month or so before I had my positive biopsy. It is called Nexcare Advanced Skin Cream. I just put some on my hands this morning and was marveling at how soft they felt when I looked at the ingredient label and...shock!...noticed it said "Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract". I called the 1-800 number on the label and the person on the other end said that while the Nexcare Skin Crack Care (another good product) does NOT contain gluten, the Advanced Skin Cream "may" contain it.

I know there are other products out there that are probably as good as this stuff. I just want to know if I'm being over the top or if there is a chance the "possible" gluten in this could enter my body and cause a problem.

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I personally would not. You see gluten containing products have a high chance of getting into your mouth. If you rub lotion on your hands and then you are preparing food or something you are then contaminating. I would find some good lotion that is gluten free so you do not have to worry about that.

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I agree... I wouldn't go near it!

I use coco butter and believe it's kept me looking young. I live in Florida. I use it on my legs instead of stockings, and all over my body, hands and feet -- but not on my face. Only because it's a little greasy...

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Hi Roberta,

I also have extremely dry skin and find Burt's Bees Hand Salve extremely efficient.

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I wouldn't use it. Too much of a chance of getting it on your food from your hands or in your mouth. The Berts Bees hand salve is great!

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I would not use any product with any form of gluten or oat. Too risky in my opinion. There are also a lot of good options out there. For really dry skin I like Tropical Traditions lotions. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/

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I have to add that I don't advise using that cream or any product on the face, especially, that has wheat or oats. It can and will find it's way into your mouth--

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