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Can you provide a reputable link that says wheat glue is used for toilet paper & paper towels?

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Here is info. on how toilet paper & paper towels are made & glued. This is REPUTABLE info., not just hearsay from people on the internet who are talking about things they haven't actually researched. 

http://blog.lddavis.com/glue-used-tissue-paper-towel-manufacturing

If you scroll down in that link, it tells you:

 Protein Glue

Since paper towels are used in a number of different setting, especially in most homes, it's important that the glue used to manufacture them is safe. 

Eco-friendly protein glues, commonly used in the paper towel manufacturing process, are formulated with natural ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, water, Epsom salt, and corn sugar.
 

And here are links to the glues the manufacturer makes for use in toilet paper & paper towels

http://blog.lddavis.com/product-spotlight-protein-adhesives

http://www.lddavis.com/applications/creping-adhesive/https://www.lddavis.com/glue-products/hide-glue/

I would agree with Karen that you must be reacting to a dye or other chemical in the toilet paper.

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I didn't want to bring up the word Roundup because so many people are stuck in their bubble of knowledge. If you like citing medical journals that's fine, but shutting down someone who knows better isn't. I've never fallen prey to only knowing what someone else learned and it has always served me well. 

 

A good example is when i was 14 my science teacher told me brain cells don't regenerate. It took me less than 10 seconds to realize she was wrong and I told her so. 10 years later science agreed with me. This will be the case with this subject as well. Any allergy can cause a reaction on the skin. Find someone with a peanut allergy and rub a peanut on their skin. 

 

I understand the need to refer to medical journals and "experts" but I don't have to. I have severe celiac, I've used wheat topically, I know the reactions. And I have seen the same with my fiance. I have also had this discussion with 5 or 6 other people in my extended family. While it's a small group it is 100% accurate that American wheat products cause problems whether ingested or applied topically. If you don't have issues using wheat topically then consider yourself very lucky that you don't face the problems I, and people I know, face.

 

But don't silence me when I am helping people! Thank you

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No one is trying to silence you, I can assure you of that.  All of the information supplied by our knowledgeable forum members is accurate.  I am also a severe Celiac who nearly died from this disease and react very strongly to any ingested gluten so have to be very careful.  I know where you are coming from.

I think what is happening here is that you are confusing an allergic response with an autoimmune response due to a food intolerance. Vastly different animal.  You may have a topical wheat allergy or an allergy to any one of the many dyes or other ingredients in these products. Most likely another ingredient other than wheat because there is no wheat in paper towel or toilet paper that I have found in 12 years of doing this. Additional allergies are very common with Celiac disease also. I do hear you when you say that medical people can be wrong with information but the information given to you is solid science and well understood. Gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin and make it's way into your GI tract.  But you can certainly have an allergic response to any topically applied product and these reactions can be severe.  It's a totally different response, though. You may not like my answer but the answer is correct, as everyone else has tried to tell you. I am sorry you feel we are not being helpful. But what we don't want is for anyone new to Celiac Disease thinking  they can have a topical Celiac reaction to wheat because that is not what is happening.  If that were true, we definitely would have to live in a bubble because there's a lot of wheat out there!  :o

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1 hour ago, Ryan M Glenn said:

I didn't want to bring up the word Roundup because so many people are stuck in their bubble of knowledge. If you like citing medical journals that's fine, but shutting down someone who knows better isn't. I've never fallen prey to only knowing what someone else learned and it has always served me well. 

 

A good example is when i was 14 my science teacher told me brain cells don't regenerate. It took me less than 10 seconds to realize she was wrong and I told her so. 10 years later science agreed with me. This will be the case with this subject as well. Any allergy can cause a reaction on the skin. Find someone with a peanut allergy and rub a peanut on their skin. 

 

I understand the need to refer to medical journals and "experts" but I don't have to. I have severe celiac, I've used wheat topically, I know the reactions. And I have seen the same with my fiance. I have also had this discussion with 5 or 6 other people in my extended family. While it's a small group it is 100% accurate that American wheat products cause problems whether ingested or applied topically. If you don't have issues using wheat topically then consider yourself very lucky that you don't face the problems I, and people I know, face.

 

But don't silence me when I am helping people! Thank you

first of all, to quote you "don't silence me when I am helping people!"                                     

 

"Any allergy can cause a reaction on the skin. Find someone with a peanut allergy and rub a peanut on their skin."  

Because Celiac is not an allergy, this doesn't apply.  

"If you like citing medical journals that's fine, but shutting down someone who knows better isn't."

I would love to hear your credentials and see your research.    You are welcome to discuss things but you should realize that others will have different ideas to share.  People can choose what info they want to take from this thread.  I have seen no actual evidence nor logical reason for TP to use glue or wheat in it.  

I realize you won't believe me, but I hope that others that come later will consider other posts as well as yours.  

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