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My husband always has red bumpy icky skin after he takes a shower for quite a while.....could this be from the shampoo or soap containing gluten?

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Yes -- at least this is what I've been told by folks here. There are alternative products; no one needs to be applying gluten to their body.

Edit: are you sure the products don't contain cocoa butter? I see a chocolate allergy too.

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I use dove everything, they will list if there is gluten in their products. I have no idea on shaving cream. I would love to know which ones are safe since hubby uses them.

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My husband always has red bumpy icky skin after he takes a shower for quite a while.....could this be from the shampoo or soap containing gluten?

Do you mean when he takes a long shower? There are cases of hives that are caused by excess heat or cold. So a long, hot shower could trigger hives or just itching in a more mild reaction. .

Also, do you use dryer sheets? They can cause skin irritation. Since they are heat activated, drying your warm body off on a towel with the dryer sheet residue can cause itchiness and hives.

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Dr. Peter Green, who published a very comprehensive book "Celiac Disease" last year, dealt with cosmetics and claimed topical application would not be problematic. Lipstick etc. would be, though since that kind of thing gets down into the stomach. Tootpaste, too.

However, many many people on this board would dispute Green's basic claim and they avoid glutenc containing products and they feel they have had problems.

My mom is the most reactive person imaginable....an invisible amount of gluten could make her sick for days. Yet, she has used a number of creams and things which contain gluten and she didn't have a reaction (some of these things she found out about after using them for awhile).

Speaking for myself, there are a ton of various product ingredients (lauryl sulfate for one) in shampoos and various things which I react to...with red rashes etc. So I sure try to find pure ingredients where I can and avoid all the chemical things where possible.

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    Oh yes, it could, although to be honest I never got myself so wet with sweat that it would have been a serious situation.  However, I can remember one time when I got caught in a cloudburst while going to my car in a large parking lot, though, and got soaked to the skin, and of course had to wear those soaking-wet clothes while I drove the 45 minutes it took me to get home --- I will NEVER forgot the misery and agony of that drive!  I could just barely keep the car under control, in fact.
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Water?! That's… unreasonably inconvenient. Did it happen with sweat?
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