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A friend who also has celiac, just called me about a list she recieved regarding toilet paper and paper towels, some mainstream/name brand that contain gluten. She didn't have the brand list with her. Was wondering if anyone elso knew anything about it? We buy Kirkland and Charmin.

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This came up once before. I think the consensus was that there is no gluten in paper products, but some might have gluten in the glue they use on the roll to hold the last sheet on.

"According to the Clan Thompson list the following products are NOT gluten free:

Angel Soft Toilet Paper, Brawny Paper Towels, Mardi Gras Napkins and Paper towels, Quilted Northern Toilet Paper, Soft and Gentle Toilet Paper, Brawny Paper Towels and Sparkle Paper towels. This is due to "trace amounts of gluten in glue used to hold paper together and in roll sealant". The modified starch is derived from corn in Cottonelle toilet paper and it is considered gluten free."

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Guest j_mommy

Toilet paper.....Personally I do not worry about toilet paper..b/c you wash your hands after you use it anyway!

I do not react to topical applications but I have used MANY brands of toilet paper and paer towels(Whatever is on sale that week :D ) and never reacted to nay of it!

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True enough...didn't think of that~~

Also...I know us adults wash our hands after the potty but sometimes no matter how much you remind them...kids sometimes don't!

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Funny you brought up this subject. Just came back from vacation itching. I'm thinking the cause was the toilet paper. The only toilet paper I can use is Charmin ultra. Anything else and i'm miserable. I did email and find out that Puffs Plus is gluten free.

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great subject to bring up, i know this is something i didn't think of until i read it, but now that i did it made sense why sometimes i get sore in places, thanks for bringing this up, just some of the things that we don't always think about!! ;)

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Glad y'all don't have a problem with TT, but I sure do. I was using Northern for a while and could not figure out why "those places" stayed raw and itchy. Saw the notice on Clan Thompson's site and changed brands. No more problems after the initial stuff healed.

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Glad y'all don't have a problem with TT, but I sure do. I was using Northern for a while and could not figure out why "those places" stayed raw and itchy. Saw the notice on Clan Thompson's site and changed brands. No more problems after the initial stuff healed.

You know, we think my DH is still being glutened somehow and I wonder if this is it. I checked deodorant and toothpaste (does't use hair spray), shampoo and a few other things but never thought to check TP, PT and kleenex!

Thanks!

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On ‎8‎/‎14‎/‎2007 at 4:06 PM, celiac-mommy said:

A friend who also has celiac, just called me about a list she recieved regarding toilet paper and paper towels, some mainstream/name brand that contain gluten. She didn't have the brand list with her. Was wondering if anyone elso knew anything about it? We buy Kirkland and Charmin.

Charmin gives me a rash worse than anything.  I have recently learned most do put a WHEAT PRODUCT in their paper products to make them softer- something that has been done for many years!  ;(  

 

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49 minutes ago, Farnsworthmilkfarm said:

Charmin gives me a rash worse than anything.  I have recently learned most do put a WHEAT PRODUCT in their paper products to make them softer- something that has been done for many years!  ;(  

 

Please post your source for this information.  A copy of the me email from the company confirming wheat in the tp.  I can't imagine how wheat would make it softer.  I fear this is just one of those stories that get spread around the internet.  

However, a Celiac can rub wheat gluten on themselves and it wouldn't  give a Celiac reaction.  Glutened must be in the digestive tract to cause the reaction.  

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29 minutes ago, kareng said:

However, a Celiac can rub wheat gluten on themselves and it wouldn't  give a Celiac reaction.  Glutened must be in the digestive tract to cause the reaction.  

Ohhhhh......I can hear the blow back from this statement already, even though it is true.  ;)

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14 minutes ago, Gemini said:

Ohhhhh......I can hear the blow back from this statement already, even though it is true.  ;)

And someone will take it literally and then will tell me that it might get in the 

the mouth!  ?

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2 hours ago, Farnsworthmilkfarm said:

Charmin gives me a rash worse than anything.  I have recently learned most do put a WHEAT PRODUCT in their paper products to make them softer- something that has been done for many years!  ;(  

 

If anything, vitamin E sourced from wheat...but when they do this the gluten protein is removed and not present in the final product. If your also allergic to wheat or something maybe. I had a friend who was allergic to cardboard and certain sources of plant cellulose -_-. I never inquired about they did toilet paper.

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54 minutes ago, Amanda.mills said:

So what kind of toilet paper do people suggest. I’m pretty positive the tp at work is not gluten-free and it’s getting bad

I have never seen any tp or any evidence that it would have gluten in it.  I have seen some pretty awful cheapTP some places.  But , if you are really worried and are getting into you mouth somehow - you could call the company and ask

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