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Dry Bleeding Hands

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My hands are so dry that they are bleeding. I get DH on my knees but not my hands but whenever I get glutened by CC, my hands get so dry that they crack and bleed. It looks like someone put cuts all over my hands. What is something good to put on them? I have tried plain vaseline and Johnsons baby lotion. They did nothing to help. What are some good gluten free lotions?

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Maybe some olive oil.


Started on this journey w/ my 9 yr old son after a bout w/ the flu in the fall of 2009.

2 neg celiac blood tests, mine was also neg. No endo done. Son had x-ray, showing severe constipation. Son has latex allergy. KP for both of us.

Long family history of bowel problems, auto-immune and all sorts of cancers. My G-mother informed me that she was put on a gluten free diet after she had my mom (1950's), of course she stopped when she felt better. She has had problems ever since I can remember.

So here we are! I do have my son's Dr to thank for even bringing up celiac! Thank You Dr.B!

My adult daughter also has been helped by eating gluten-free.

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What is this and why does it happen? I get the *same* thing - or something very similar. I try super duper hard to keep it from getting bad. The fall/winter season is the hardest time to keep it under control for sure. I have wondered if my skin has lost some functionality, and it has often been flared by trace gluten ingestion. We also have something similar going on with my two girls when they attend school. We have tried lots and lots of things. Very little seems to help! My girls prefer cold, wet cloths when it gets super bad. We use coconut oil and grapeseed oil mainly. I have wanted to try almond oil, but don't have any yet. Using unknown soaps when out and about can flare it really bad, and I have suspected that there was gluten in the soaps when it happens. It is like something comes and sucks all of the water straight out of my hands - they just shrivel up. I hope you figure out more than we have so far . . . ours is just getting started again for the season.


My super silly red siren is my guiding light. She has been a tremendous lesson for me in how gluten affects different people in very different ways. She is a super duper silly girl that was simply born that way. I have no idea why I am so blessed to have her guidance.

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My hub has this. His was all year round. His dermatologist said to use cerave cream. At night put some gloves on over it. You get them at pharmacies and beauty supply shops. This has helped a lot. I contacted Cerave in Feb and was told it was gluten-free.

Also, olive oil is well absorbed by the skin but is greasy and smells.


 

 

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I also have very dry skin and my fingers are cracking now too.

I use:

shea butter- slather it over my body before bedtime- put on old flannel jammies.

herbecin lotion/cream during the day- i emailed them and they said they are gluten free.

i used to use bag balm- i haven't checked to see if they are gluten free. i'd bring a tub to the movies and we'd all lube up our hands and then let them absorb the moisturizer while we watched the film. i'd also put it on at night with gloves.

i also have almond oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil. i just ran out of grapeseed oil.

i also think you might want to check your vitamin levels- mine are low and i should probably add extra vitamin e.

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I use virgin coconut oil. Absorbs quickly and smells yummy :)


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Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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Be safe and make sure your gloves are all latex-free ;), whether it be kitchen gloves to protect your hands or gloves to keep on at night while soaking in the cream.

I thought I was doing myself a favor and "protecting" my hands by using gloves when I washed the dishes-Used those yellow rubber gloves. Used to get small red splotches and thought it was from the detergent. Now I have a diagnosed latex allergy. Now I use no gloves when washing dishes and my hands are much better than they were before. Latex is highly allergenic.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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I used to have this problem when I was younger ... my hands would get so dry and red and itchy that they would crack open and bleed.

It turned out I was allergic to the lanolin in the lotion I was using, so yes, double check ingredients!


-Diagnosed by doctor "gluten intolerant" without any tests, based on symptoms in 2008. Gluten-free since then.

-Currently awaiting tests to see official diagnosis.

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