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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Does anyone know for sure if Neosporin Lip Health is gluten-free? I am having trouble finding out.

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Nevermind, I answered my own question! For anyone that is interested... I found out from the Neosporin company on 5-5-10 that it IS gluten-free! Good thing b/c I use it constantly! After receiving no email response, I called the company, was on hold for 15 minutes, but I did get my answer. Just an FYI for anyone who might use it as well. And if you don't use it, it's great stuff, especially for people with sensitive lips (like me, who reacts to 99% of lip products).

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Thanks for the info. I was wondering my self about this product. I had heard it was really great for lips, but hadn't contacted the company yet! Can't wait to buy some and try it!

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Nevermind, I answered my own question! For anyone that is interested... I found out from the Neosporin company on 5-5-10 that it IS gluten-free! Good thing b/c I use it constantly! After receiving no email response, I called the company, was on hold for 15 minutes, but I did get my answer. Just an FYI for anyone who might use it as well. And if you don't use it, it's great stuff, especially for people with sensitive lips (like me, who reacts to 99% of lip products).

Thanks for checking this out, Kim. I picked it up at our local Wal-Mart this week and it is nice!!! Really feels wonderful.

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