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My husband has been using Old Spice for over two years now and this past week has developed a painful rash that appears to be DH. He has been gluten-free since January 1....in my quirky mind it makes sense that since the rest of his body has rid itself of the gluten that this area would be attacked since it could be the only place receiving gluten. I read the ingredients and it doesn't appear that they contain gluten, however we're very new at this and I'm wondering if something is hidden. Any help you can offer or suggestions on deorderants that you know to be gluten-free are much appreciated! I am emailing P&G today to see what sort of response they give to us.

Blessings,

Angie

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Even with DH glutne must be ingested to get a reaction. He might be having some sort of an allergic reaction to it, which can happen even if he has used it safely for two years. In addition, in 20 plus years of DH, I never had the DH blisters (is he having blisters?) on my underarms.

richard

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If medications can be absorbed into the body, blood stream and tissues through a patch, why would gluten not be absorb enough to cause a gluten reaction or DH reaction?

Although I do agree, it could well be an allergic reaction as they do tend to show up unexpectedly even after years of using a product. And some allergic reactions come with tiny water blisters.

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I use gluten-free deoderant. All my products are gluten free because I would rather be safe then sick. I mean its easy to get on your hands(when putting it on, etc.) and then over to the food. I just won't risk it...I have got sick many times off of products that ended up getting small amounts of gluten into my system.

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Shampoos because it could get in your eyes or mouth by accident--makeup, particularly lipstick, for the same reason--it gets in your mouth. Lotions, etc. could get under your fingernails and get in finger food, for example.

Gluten molecules are too large to be absorbed through the skin, which is why you can pick up a gluteny bagel and feel fine--just not eat any of it.

I don't know if my deodorant is gluten-free or not, but it doesn't concern me the way lotion would (that gets on your hands), etc....I don't use lotions, but if I did, it would concern me.

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"If medications can be absorbed into the body, blood stream and tissues through a patch, why would gluten not be absorb enough to cause a gluten reaction or DH reaction?"

There are several reasons for this although I am not a science type guy so my explanation won't be complete.

The patch medications that you can absorb through your skin are specifically engineered and manufactured to be absorbed. Think about it, you don't just run aspirin on your skin to get rid of a headache or antibiotic on your skin to take care of an infection. That's because you can't absorb just anything through your skin. And not even all medications can be engineered to do that, otherwise we'd be taking all our medications that way. Simple and painless.

Your skin has an inner barrier to keep most things from being absorbed. If just anything could be absorbed you couldn't ever go swimming because you'd blow up like a balloon from all that water pouring in. Or you'd suck up every bacteria or poison in the air. Even skin moisturizers aren't getting sucked into the core of your body; they're just mositurizing the outside layer.

Gluten molecules are too large to pass through this barrier, hence you don't absorb gluten through your skin. You can most certainly have a topical ALLERGIC reaction, though.

I don't worry about whether deodorant has gluten because it's hard for me to imagine it getting to my mouth. I don't lick my armpits, sticks my hands in there, or pick up food with them.

richard

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A lot of people have allergic reactions to gluten as well as Celiac reactions.

I personally never reacted to gluten with rashes or itching until after being glutenfree for a long time. Now, if I am at a concert and get been spilled on me I get a rash, non-gluten-free make-up makes me itch and break out, and so on.

Even though, like Richard has said, it is not a Celiac reaction I think they have to e tied in somewhere. His body is telling him not to use it so even if it doesn't have to do with Celiacs he should stop.

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Just out of curiousity which deodorants do you use that are gluten free? I just started using Crystal Deodorant from Sage Aromatherapy is unscented so I can add my own essential oils to it to have whatever scent I want.

Karen

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My dh is so sensitive, that I cannot even breath or touch any gluten. I woke up a few days ago broken out and knew that I had not had anything. Turns out my 10 year old had eaten BBQ potato chips in my bed while watching tv and I did not know it until I reacted. He must have spilled some crumbs or wiped his hand on my pillow. Needless to say he won't do that again.

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DH can appear on the body where there is friction or rubbing.

Your underarms are being "rubbed" all day by your arms.

I usually get DH there or where my belt goes around my waist.

It is a histamine reaction....its common for DH to be under his arms.

I beleive the Deodorant is ok......probably something else.....

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