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Skin Itch After Going Gluten Free
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I do not have celiac but rather have gone gluten free for sensitive stomach. I have never had problems with itchy skin and have lived throughout the country with varying degrees of hard water and I've never had a problem with detergents/soap. Since going gluten free, my skin (particularly legs and now a little on arms)is painfully itchy after showers. May have to experiment by eating gluten again.

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Seeking input:

I do not have celiac but rather have gone gluten free for sensitive stomach. I have never had problems with itchy skin and have lived throughout the country with varying degrees of hard water and I've never had a problem with detergents/soap. Since going gluten free, my skin (particularly legs and now a little on arms)is painfully itchy after showers. May have to experiment by eating gluten again.

Thoughts? Theories?

I have the same problems I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac, I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, I went gluten free mostly for my thyroid and stomach problems, the 3rd day on gluten free diet I developed this itch all over different spots of my body ears, top side of arms, and also my back. The itch gets worse at night I don't seem to have a rash that goes with the itchiness could some one help us out on this Thanks.

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I make soap for my family and know what recipes call for.  I would check your soap and make sure it doesn't contain wheat.   Even if you have not switched brands, I believe your body can get better at telling you it is irritated after going gluten free. 

 

I had rashes in various locations as I recovered.  The doctor thought one was yeast detox, and another was an allergic reaction. 

 

You might try "Grandma's lye soap" which is an excellent cleaner and still very gentle.  Its ingredients are similar to the ones I put in my soap.  I thought that for detox keeping the skin cleaner could be a plus.  If your soap causes a problem, switching to another may help.  One can buy homemade soap at craft fairs, but you must read the labels and question the maker to be sure the label is right. 

 

I mention soap because I use to suffer from eczema and after making my own soap, it went away.  I don't know if the homemade soap was the reason, but the timing was right. 

 

I usually consider any reaction to a gluten free diet to be a good one.  Your rash could be proof that your body is making changes.  I hope you won't remain uncomfortably itchy for too long.

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