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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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Hi, I just wanted to add a note to this topic I found out that using jojoba

oil and almond oil works great i had a bottle of it for my cuticles, somebody mentioned tea tree oil and that stung so I tried the jojoba oil and it has worked great I don't itch very much at all now. I also notice when I do get stressed out I itch, or when I eat yeast. so now I try not to eat gluten or yeast. still having trouble giving up my wine, I did find red wine did'nt bother it as much, but beringers wine made me itch within 5 minutes. I gave up so much I know I have to give up the wine but I'm struggling hard with it. laurie anne.

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I did have some terrible problems with itchy skin and blisters on my hands and buttocks, and some of it proved to be DH, but I saw an alergist and found out I have developed some food allergies that I never had before to coconut, eggs, milk, nuts, etc. Getting this undercontrol really helped. The allergist thought because I have non-responsive celiac that it might have caused or added to the allergic reaction.

Sylvia

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;) to all of you that are having itchie problems. my family has a history of VERY DRY skin. to make a long story short, my son who has not been diagnosed yet with celiac disease has the same horrible dry skin and it would almost look like eczema. well, we/he has been gluten-free for about 4 months now and we just deal with the dry skin. the ONLY thing that works for us is pure glycerin. you have to get in the pharmacies and usually have to order it and wait for it to come in. i promise it is worth every penny spent on it.

to apply it, take a shower/bath and DO NOT dry off. rub the glycerin on you and pat yourself dry. you will feel a little sticky. but i'll take sticky any day over itchy.

hope this helps you all. let me know. i have a place i can get it cheap if anyone is having problems.

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Hi everyone. I just found your messages and want to share my experience (no need to say I'm gluten-free for my celiac disease).

For skin:

KISS MY FACE. They have very good soaps, i.a. Olive & Herbal Soap, some other olive soaps. They are gluten-free though some others are not.

AVALON ORGANIC BOTANICALS. Facical Cleansing Gel (also good for shaving). Hydrating Toner. Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 18. They have other products for other types of skin (mine is combination).

NATURE'S GATE. Fragrance-Free Moisturizing Lotion (For Sensitive Skin) with Aloe Vera, Extracts of Coffee and Wild Pansy, Safflower Oil & Organic Jojoba Oil.

For hair:

PURE & BASIC. Natural Clarifying Shampoo. Natural Lite Conditioner.

For lacerations, cuts, scrapes:

DESERT ESSENCE. Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Anti-Microbial Cream with Green Tea Extract (I have severe allergy to lots of antibiotics and iodine so can't use almost none of existing antiseptic creams and ointments).

All of those products are natural, organic, don't contain that s... acid. I finally got some relief of dry itchy skin though I don't have DH but often have skin allergy for lots of other allergens (food and in medications). I started using all of them after my last gluten accident which was really severe, when I grabbed all of my skin/cosmetic stuff, placed in a bag and gave to my girlfrien who does not have to watch gluten intake, and bought what I just listed above. That was about two months ago, and now I have no complaints regarding my new stuff.

Hope it'll help you.

Alexa

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