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my hands and fingers keep randomly getting what look like paper cuts, but i will just be walking then i wil be like ouch my finger hurts look down and there is what looks like a paper cut only a little more open on it. i keep getting these and they will go away and come back and go away and come back, i dought this is related to gluten intolerancy or celiac, and i know i did not get glutened in any way any clues as to what this is all about - this has been happening for about 3 days now

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Lister--with all the hand washing you've no doubt been doing lately, you most likely have very dry skin on your hands that is cracking. Get some gluten-free hand cream or moisturizer, and use it whenever you wash up and before bed :)

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How much fat do you have in your diet? If you don't have enough, that alone would cause dry skin that will crack.

You need to get a nutrition guide and write down everything you eat for a while, analyzing for fat, protein and carbohydrates. If you're not getting 30% fat it's probably not enough.

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I get this too. And I only get it when I'm glutened by wheat-sourced vodka. I tripled checked and challenged this a few times because you're not supposed to be effected by vodka, even if it's wheat sourced, but that's definitely what it was for me. I didn't get any other symptoms of glutening, but just the skin on my knuckles. And it takes a month for my knuckles to look normal after that. Not my fingers like it sounds like you're describing, but my knuckles. They get rough and dry looking, kinda darkish-purplish, and crack and split all over the place. Very painful.

Nancy

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There are several of us in our family who have severe problems with antibacterial soap. I have to send my kids to school with their own handsoap because their hands will crack and bleed with antibacterial soap, even if they use lotion all the time.

Lack of fat in the diet also sounds possible. Be sure it's "good fat" like olive oil or a supplement, or some other good fat. Eating more fried food is not the way to get it! :D

Drink lots of water too to be sure you're hydrated.

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my hands are not dry they just keep splitting open its really strange it seems to mostly be on the sides of my fingers

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I have this happen occassionally too. Its almost always on the tips of my fingers though. Its always when I'm not feeling well and am getting reactions from food I've eaten. The cuts dont bleed either...its just split open skin without having dry hands. When I get really dry hands my knuckles will crack a little...but the cracks on my fingertips are different. Maybe it could be from malabsorption...I'm really not sure what causes it.

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This can happen on the toes as well, I can't remember what it's called, but it usually happens with a vitamin A & D deficiency. I've pretty well gotten rid of mine with supplements.

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This can also be a form of Excema (spel?) I have a friend that gets this, and its a skin condition. Her knuckles and fingers split all the time.

Elonwy

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i take vitemens every day (celtrum avanced) so i dont think im missing any vitamamens. Malnurshment, i think im over that, i meen im having "reguler" movements or atleast ones that contain way less hole food. meh whatever they dont really hurt was just wondering

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i take vitemens every day (celtrum avanced) so i dont think im missing any vitamamens. Malnurshment, i think im over that, i meen im having "reguler" movements or atleast ones that contain way less hole food. meh whatever they dont really hurt was just wondering

Considering how limited your diet is, you could very well be malnourished. A vitamin pill is not a substitute for an adequate diet, and a lot of the more expensive vitamins are barely there.

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i take vitemens every day (celtrum avanced) so i dont think im missing any vitamamens. Malnurshment, i think im over that, i meen im having "reguler" movements or atleast ones that contain way less hole food. meh whatever they dont really hurt was just wondering

I read that in a Canadian study of 500 different vitamin brands - determining how much of each was absorbed - Centrum scored 7%, so 93% of Centrum passes right through the system. As far as I know the best vitamins are the more expensive ones from health food stores. I've been using Solgar, which is around 9 or 10 bucks for a 30 day supply, and most others I've seen are even more. If money is an issue, that could be tough to do, but the fact is most commercial mainstream vitamins probably suck.

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Not to mention that many of the less expensive vitamins have 100% of the RDA, which is the minimum we should have of the vitamin, not the optimum. That's why you will see such a high % on the health food vitamins.

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o wow really i did not know that. Wow i need to change vitemens maybe this will help my brainfog and fetigue as well

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Vitamins aren't a bad idea, but ideally you want to get your nutrients through whole foods. If your stomach can handle lots of fruits and vegetables, that would be your best bet (whole healthy foods are less expensive than good vitamins too).

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o wow really i did not know that. Wow i need to change vitemens maybe this will help my brainfog and fetigue as well

make sure they're gluten-free too of course

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I totally agree with the whole foods idea, vitamins are just your backup in case you're not getting enough. Also, eat them with some food, they're absorbed better.

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i always take my vitemens with a banana but today i used a rice bar. i try to eat lots of lettece,carrots,cucumbers and bananas so i think im getten lots of viteamanes from food

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i always take my vitemens with a banana but today i used a rice bar. i try to eat lots of lettece,carrots,cucumbers and bananas so i think im getten lots of viteamanes from food

You may want to also get a sublingual B12 that will help a great deal with the brain fog and energy, gluten free of course. Also if you can add some spinach to your salad and maybe some sliced zuccini or yellow squash, green beans are also good that would help round out those vitamin and mineral needs. With veggies the brighter the color the more vitamins in them so make your salads as colorful as you can. If you live in an area that has a wegmans they have come out with a lot of gluten free salad dressing, marked no phone calls needed. I wish all companies did this but in my area Wegmans is a big time saver.

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my hands and fingers keep randomly getting what look like paper cuts, but i will just be walking then i wil be like ouch my finger hurts look down and there is what looks like a paper cut only a little more open on it. i keep getting these and they will go away and come back and go away and come back, i dought this is related to gluten intolerancy or celiac, and i know i did not get glutened in any way any clues as to what this is all about - this has been happening for about 3 days now

Have you had your Thyroid checked? My daughters Endocrine Doctor has stated that her thyroid problems are the cause of her cracked hands. We use Burt Bees hand repair. It seems to work the best.

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You're body is recovering, if you are gluten-free and it's responding to the new diet, but it might take some time for the vitamin level to get back up to where it should be. The skin might be still thinking you have deficiencies.

Vitamin B's are stored in body and when stores deplete, you need to "re-stock." The re stocking takes months of taking absorbable vitamins so one sublingual pill won't make an immediate response.

Also, if you haven't been absorbing vitamins & nutrients in your gut, due to celiac, you might have had a low level deficiency and the skin splitting is a symptom.

But don't agonize over this...keep the course. Don't worry and obsess. And clear your body up of foreign chemicals, eat healthy.

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