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Just in case you didn't know the FDA doesn't require Skin Care & Cosmetic Industry to list all the ingredants on the packaging (pretty scary). Ever notice "other active ingredents." I know everyone is pretty good about checking their products first, but I know when I am in a hurry sometimes I just glance at the ingredent list. I just wanted to put that out their so you all know to be careful. Our skin is the largest organ on our body and absorbs what we put on it, Gluten in your lotion will affect you.

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Just in case you didn't know the FDA doesn't require Skin Care & Cosmetic Industry to list all the ingredants on the packaging (pretty scary). Ever notice "other active ingredents." I know everyone is pretty good about checking their products first, but I know when I am in a hurry sometimes I just glance at the ingredent list. I just wanted to put that out their so you all know to be careful. Our skin is the largest organ on our body and absorbs what we put on it, Gluten in your lotion will affect you.

Actually, Sarah, your information is incorrect. Gluten is not absorbed through the skin because the molecule is too large. It is a problem if you ingest it into your GI tract but you cannot be glutened by merely putting skin lotions on that contain gluten. The only time it's an issue is if you have topical allergies to a specific ingredient, which can be wheat. That is not a Celiac reaction, though. The choice to go entirely gluten-free with skin care products is a personal one but not medically necessary for many people.

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Actually, Sarah, your information is incorrect. Gluten is not absorbed through the skin because the molecule is too large. It is a problem if you ingest it into your GI tract but you cannot be glutened by merely putting skin lotions on that contain gluten. The only time it's an issue is if you have topical allergies to a specific ingredient, which can be wheat. That is not a Celiac reaction, though. The choice to go entirely gluten-free with skin care products is a personal one but not medically necessary for many people.

Thank you so much. My head was starting to hurt thinking of all the things my daughter needs to watch out for. Now I should be able to take soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion off the list, right?

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I know I absorb gluten through my skin. And I react by breaking out with psoriasis. When I went on a gluten free diet they went away for the first time in 60 years. When I accidentally opened a gravy packet and it poured over my hand they came back under my fingernails.

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I know I absorb gluten through my skin. And I react by breaking out with psoriasis. When I went on a gluten free diet they went away for the first time in 60 years. When I accidentally opened a gravy packet and it poured over my hand they came back under my fingernails.

Most likely, you have a gluten allergy which manifests itself topically, as well as a gluten intolerance. Gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, as Gemini stated.

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Thank you so much. My head was starting to hurt thinking of all the things my daughter needs to watch out for. Now I should be able to take soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion off the list, right?

Personally, I would still check those items that may have a tendency to be accidentally ingested. Shampoo and conditioner especially, since they could run into your mouth in the shower. I also watch out for lotions too, since the residue could be transferred to my food if it's on my hands before I eat.

And with kids, things have a way of ending up in their mouths. My nephews treat bathtime like a trip to a water park. :lol: But, I guess that also depends on the age of your daughter. :)

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Most likely, you have a gluten allergy which manifests itself topically, as well as a gluten intolerance. Gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, as Gemini stated.

I hadn't thought of that! Thank you for your comment. It helps me to understand my problems a little better.

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