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Ok my mom really wants to know the answer to this and I have no clue...

We have a pool we just opened and she wants to know if the chemicals she is putting in are gluten free.

Do any of you know if Baquacil is gluten free?

Thanks

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Kaiti,

I have no idea. But would love to know the answer! Something like this would have never occured to me. I think you can only know by calling the company. I am going to check and see what the names of the chemicals that we use are too.

Keep me posted (no pun intended) :D

Roo

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Umm...it would seem very stupid that they would put wheat in a chemical that goes in pools, but it's a valid question. I'm actually surprised it hasn't been raised before. I doubt that it is in the chemicals since wheat, on top of being an unnecessary component, is one of the major allergens, but hey, you never know.

I'll also monitor this topic, but I would be shocked and somewhat scared if I read that one of these chemicals isn't gluten-free :o

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The lady at the pool store said there are some chemicals that may not be gluten free so we need to check. :o This is the first year going to Baquacil so she wanted to make sure because I have skin reactions to gluten as well..very easy way to get in your mouth to so we definitely need to find out before using...I have the list of ingredients on the pack do you want me to read them off here? I'll let you know if I find anything out and if any of you find out let me know.

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Molly-alot of people are allergic to chlorine so maybe that caused your reaction or maybe there was a chemical that contained gluten.

We got an answer back from the company and Baquacil is gluten free. :D

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There was probably a chemical with gluten or something in the pool...had to be something since you have one yourself and have no problem

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For those of you with DH, you may want to consider using chlorine as your sanitizer in both the pool and spa. Our dermatologist has us taking baths with Clorox in them until we changed from using bromine to using chlorine in the hot tub. I checked into the Baquacil, but did not even think about the gluten issue. It was just too expensive for us to continue to use.

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An afterthought...I figured I would answer the question before someone asked it. Why chlorinated baths? It keeps the secondary infection risk down around the sores. That helps limit some of the nastiest of the long term problems the sores can cause (Sweet's Syndrome, etc.)

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