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Gluten And Latex Paint?

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my DH has been gluten free for 3wks and the itchy skin has gone away. He painted in our kitchen yesterday and by that night was broke out more than ever before. As far as i k now, he is not allergic to latex, what could it have been? the strange thing is, the last time he painted, he had not been diagnosed and he did not break out, this time, being off of everything he really broke out!

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As far as I know, there's no gluten danger with latex paint--we moved into our house in October and have been painting (it seems like :rolleyes: ) every weekend since--and I've had no problems with the paints. Could be he's allergic to something else in the paint?

By chance, did he do any repairing of the walls first? I believe the sheetrock and some of the joint compounds contain wheat.

Hope you get it figured out :)


Patti

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my DH has been gluten free for 3wks and the itchy skin has gone away. He painted in our kitchen yesterday and by that night was broke out more than ever before. As far as i k now, he is not allergic to latex, what could it have been? the strange thing is, the last time he painted, he had not been diagnosed and he did not break out, this time, being off of everything he really broke out!

Have heard the same thing about drywall and compound, it may have gluten.

Also did he wear plastic or latex gloves while painting? Some have powder (to keep them from sticking) that contains gluten.

Hope your DH feels better soon!


gluten-free (except unintentionally) from 7 Dec 2007

3 gluten-free cousins and counting (1 gold standard, 1 pos blood/no endo, 1 self/dietary diagnosed)

suspect mother was celiac (also, cousin suspects my mother's twin is celiac)

Feb 08 testing 'normal range' for gluten antibodies, IBD and food allergies

Staying off gluten - dietary reaction is compelling for me!

"Hi, I'm the gluten-free diner at your table."

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All latex paints are not equal.

I had never reacted to latex paint before last year. I bought some Valspar Signature paint from Lowes, and painted with it. It smelled strong and strange. I had a bad allergic reaction to it when I applied it. I was forced to ventillate the area heavily.

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I used Valspar for the first time recently--didn't react to it but didn't like the way it covered. Won't use it again.


Patti

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I have had problems with latex paint for years though am a bit better with it now. I always thought it was the formaldehyde. I use detox herbs to help counteract the effect. Once the house or whatever has degassed it doesn't bother me.

I definitely have had problems with pre-mixed plaster. Its much better (safer) to use the real plaster instead, especially when you get to sanding it!

I also can't use FixAll--it too has lots of starch in it. Actually by using the real plaster I find its almost like Fix All in its quick setting and durability.

I wonder about the glues for vinyl since I always react. The pre-glued tiles are particularly hard for me to work with. I can practically guarantee a splitting headache afterwards.

Good to find out its best to avoid the latex disposable gloves since they may have gluten powder in them!! I always wondered why they bothered me. I like the thin vinyl ones with no powder much better.

Bea


Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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The NIH has a household products database that can be helpful with the hidden gluten in stuff like drywall and paints and even has some stuff like shampoos and Rogaine (yep Rogaine has wheat in it) in listings. The database is far from all inclusive but I have found it helpful at times.

Here is a link:

http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/ingredients.htm


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Good to find out its best to avoid the latex disposable gloves since they may have gluten powder in them!! I always wondered why they bothered me. I like the thin vinyl ones with no powder much better.

Bea

Just to clarify, not sure that *all* powdered latex gloves have gluten in the powder, but some do. Maybe this will be a trend like shredded cheese, where most of the anti-glomming agents are now 'cellulose' and not a gluten-containing powder.

My dentist's office said "oh, we went to non-latex gloves to avoid problems with latex allergies, and the vinyl gloves don't have powder" so I guess many folks prefer vinyl gloves!

I can't seem to edit my original post at the moment...hopefully folks will read down for clarity :)


gluten-free (except unintentionally) from 7 Dec 2007

3 gluten-free cousins and counting (1 gold standard, 1 pos blood/no endo, 1 self/dietary diagnosed)

suspect mother was celiac (also, cousin suspects my mother's twin is celiac)

Feb 08 testing 'normal range' for gluten antibodies, IBD and food allergies

Staying off gluten - dietary reaction is compelling for me!

"Hi, I'm the gluten-free diner at your table."

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The reason I switched to vinyl gloves is that the latex ones always make my hands sweat plus the latex becomes discolored (yellow/brown and blotchy). I figured something weird was going on... Its good to know that it was probably the gluten.

Now I find it can be in sheetrock too!

Bea


Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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