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RyManChu21

My Hands Are Dry... Again?

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I have been gluten-free for around two years now. I am sixteen, a guy, and--as of now--experiencing dry fingers.

When I began my gluten free diet, my hands very began feeling soft and smooth. It was a welcomed change from the cracked skin i received from daily doses of ramen noodles, wheat-bread sandwiches, and baked snack crackers.

For a year and a half I would occasionally have some gluten; following it was an annoying case of dry hands.

Now, for a few months, I have had dry hands once again. I now will cringe as my dry hands brush across newspaper. The odd thing is that I haven't had any large, regularly-consumed gluten in my diet that I can think of. I'm confused. Any thoughts?

On each hand, my thumbs are the worst, my pointer fingers are the second worst, and so on in that order all the way to my pinky fingers.

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Thank you for taking the time to read my plead! :)

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Is it possible that you were CC'd? Thats all i can think of :(

Have you tried putting some lotian on your hands? I know that Vanacream lotion is gluten/perfume/dye free.

What does "CC'd" mean? (I am new to the celiac forum and I don't know all of the lingo quite yet)

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Cross Contaminated. You got glutened by crumbs or something someone else left behind.


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It sounds like it could be contact dermatitis or allergies? Are you touching things that you don't normally handle? Maybe you're taking a class at school that makes you touch chemicals or wood or something? Do you have hay fever? I get problems with my fingers like you've described when I eat nuts because I'm allergic to them. They also get super dry and crack when I touch detergent and don't heal for a long time. I have medication I have to use on them.

It could be gluten, but if you're sure you haven't eaten any gluten, you might have something else you're allergic/intolerant to or you might have allergies to something in the environment.

Good luck! I feel for you because my fingers are the same way. Ouch!


Jenn

dx celiac 9/2007: gluten-free 9/2007

corn intolerant: corn-free 5/2010

nut allergy: nut-free 8/2010

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It sounds like it could be contact dermatitis or allergies? Are you touching things that you don't normally handle? Maybe you're taking a class at school that makes you touch chemicals or wood or something? Do you have hay fever? I get problems with my fingers like you've described when I eat nuts because I'm allergic to them. They also get super dry and crack when I touch detergent and don't heal for a long time. I have medication I have to use on them.

It could be gluten, but if you're sure you haven't eaten any gluten, you might have something else you're allergic/intolerant to or you might have allergies to something in the environment.

Good luck! I feel for you because my fingers are the same way. Ouch!

Thanks!

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