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Can Touching Gluten Make Dh Worse?

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man this disease can make you paranoid but......

I swear my body reacts like I've been glutened if I simply touch gluten or it gets on my skin. My DH gets worse and sometimes in the exact spot where I touched the wheat/Gluten. Is it just me or is this something others have seen??

We still have some gluten in the house with hubby and the kiddos and I can't even clean up the kitchen or touch playdough without feeling like crud!

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It sounds to me like you need to make your house gluten-free, for your sake. If the caretaker of the family is constantly ill from contamination, she won't do a very good job of taking care of everybody else. So, it is for their best as well as yours to be gluten-free at least at home. And in reality, it is extremely likely that at least some, if not all, of your kids are gluten intolerant as well, anyway.

And yes, I react to gluten when touching it by getting skin problems as well. That is why there is no gluten allowed in my house any more.

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It sounds to me like you need to make your house gluten-free, for your sake. If the caretaker of the family is constantly ill from contamination, she won't do a very good job of taking care of everybody else. So, it is for their best as well as yours to be gluten-free at least at home. And in reality, it is extremely likely that at least some, if not all, of your kids are gluten intolerant as well, anyway.

And yes, I react to gluten when touching it by getting skin problems as well. That is why there is no gluten allowed in my house any more.

Yes, I have problems with this too. Though not with my skin these days--my joints get weak when I eat with my 92 year old mother. She has no gluten anymore but still has the old cutting boards and pans. I need to get her new ones so I can eat with her sometimes!

Yolo

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Yes, I have problems with this too. Though not with my skin these days--my joints get weak when I eat with my 92 year old mother. She has no gluten anymore but still has the old cutting boards and pans. I need to get her new ones so I can eat with her sometimes!

Yolo

I forgot to say though that my mother still has HP symptoms (i.e. itchy pustuly skin) I am thinking probably form these same sources (cutting boards etc.). It will be interesting to see if the skin problems go away when I get rid of the offending pans etc.

She didn't have this problem until a year ago interestingly enough even though she suffered from celiac like symptoms as a child--and thus had a restricted carbohydrate diet back then (no gains or potatoes). It seems to be coincident with her memory getting worse all the time too. Has anyone else noticed memory problems associated with these HP skin problems?

Yolo

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I know I've had memory probs. but I really think it's from my low vit D and anemia.

So what kind of cutting board would be the best to really cut down on any CC?

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Touching gluten doesn't bother me in the least, and I had DH. This sounds more like a contact allergy to wheat than DH.

As for cutting boards, glass, stone or those thin plastic ones that can be washed. Wood is fine if no gluten is cut on it.

richard

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It sounds like I will be dedicating my marble cutting board gluten-free.

Geez...what are the odds that I would have Celiacs And a contact allergy to Wheat? UG!

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