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Terri-Anne

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Are there specific moisturizer creams like Vaseline Intensive care that are better than others, or unsafe due to wheat content? Also what does anyone know about Oil of Olay moisturizing body wash?

My son has been coming out of the tub, really quite red, (no, it is NOT from the water temperature being too warm). We heat with wood and the air/environment in our house is quite dry and tough on delicate sensitive skin. I personally use Olay body wash to keep my own skin moist enough to not itch, however I think this may be causing a problem for my son.

His skin seems quite dry at times, especially after an accidental wheat ingestion and reaction, so I am unsure of what to turn to, to use for him.

Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated.

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My parents heat with wood....we keep a humidifier running 24/7!! It really helps.

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Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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I have used Johnson & Johnson 24-hour soothing body lotion (or something like that) for myself and my kids, and I haven't noticed any reactions to it.

There is a post regarding Oil of Olay (under gluten-free Products) that implies that traces of gluten MAY be found in the fragrances used in the products (which are proprietary, of course), but that other sources of gluten would be declared on the label.

I hope this helps!


Sarah

gluten-free since November 1, 2003

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You could give him a bit of a rub down with some oil (like jojoba or almond) right after coming out of the tub. (Do it _right_ after, as it will help retain the moisture that his skin has so far sucked up.)

I also found aloe vera helpful when my hands were getting very dry and cracking. I had to use it a lot, but it's non-irritating...


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

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Bellevue, WA

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For general dry skin and lips, we use olive oil. My 11 yr. old has to use a Rx cream to clear up his dry skin, as his starts with a small patch which grows if we don't catch it quickly enough.

Libby.

AZ

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Vaseline intensive care is not gluten-free it gives me horrible blisters and we called them and they said it "could no be guaranteed..." so i use cetaphil which is good for dry skin and the soap is really moisturizing...


Molly

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I use Calendula First Aid cream from California Baby for our kids. It works great. They have many gluten free products free of harmful chemicals too. Downside..it's pretty expensive. They have a website www.californiababy.com. I also sometimes just use coconut oil that I keep in our pantry for cooking.

Traci

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Terri-Anne, I have used Suave shampoo and conditioner for so many years, and have done so well with it, that when I began bathing my infant grandson who has Celiac. I watered down the shampoo and used it in his bath water and as his shampoo.

It is soothing, soft, and gentle. He continues to have soft, lovely, olive skin, and he smells SO GOOD! Welda

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Thanks to everyone for your replies. I don't quite understand why an ingestion related problem can be affected by things which remain external to the digestive system, especially in the case of celiac folks with enzyme problems, but I realize they do.

Thanks for the Suave tip, as I've been struggling with a good shampoo for a couple of years with my little fellow. I will be sure to try it with Logie.

:D

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Guest LisaB

Here is another angle, I have had very dry/cracking skin this year, I started taking Pantothenic Acid (B5) for my acne (yes, I have dry skin AND acne :blink: but it makes sense when they are both due to lack of fat metabolism) and my skin is now moist and soft and my acne is clearing up. Experts will tell you that it was long thought that B5 was not a needed supplement, as it is readily available in our everyday diet....but when you have an absorbtion problem, obviously your not getting it. The levels they recommend for acne are very high (I have been taking fifteen 500mg capsules a day, divided up thru the day) so it doesn't hurt to take whatever amount is needed (within reason) to keep your skin in good shape.

This is the good stuff they put in skin care and hair care products to soften and add strength and body, but trust me it works better inside than out! In my research it was stated that no B vitamin should be taken in high doses all along, so a good multi B should be taken too, something that Celiac patients often benefit from anyway.

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Burt's bee's makes great products.

I use baby bee buttermilk lotion for senditive skin of all ages for my DD. I get it at the health food stores.

Char


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Emmah 4 years- Celiac , gluten-free October 2006

Leigh-Ann 7 Years- Gluten lite

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