• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Food Intolerance, Topicals Aswell?
0

9 posts in this topic

Hi ! I'm new here , and I really need help because no one is helping me ! :( I just found out im intolerant to gluten, corn, dairy, and foods high in sulphur. My question is, if I'm intolerant to these foods, can I use cosmetics with them in it, as long as I don't ingest it? I know it will absorb into my bloodstream still, but I thought It has to be eaten to cause my symptoms ( anxiety, depression, rls, etc) Someone help :/

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:

I am wondering about the same thing. I have been gluten/dairy/corn free for more than a year but still have a few symptoms here and there. I don't seem to react when I touch something with corn or gluten. But I suspect that if it gets to your bloodstream it probably causes a immune reaction to some level. Hoping somebody more knowledgable replies this post.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The trouble with topicals is when you get them on your hands (lotions for example), you might just forget and pop something in your mouth. Depending on your sensitivity, even lotion that has completely dried could make you sick. Shampoo and conditioner MIGHT get in your mouth or up your nose when you are using them. Make-up is the same as the lotion. If you touch your face and then eat something, you might get a tiny bit of that make-up on your hand and thus on the food.

I have psoriasis, and people have brought me all kinds of lotions to use on it. I thank them politely and then give them away. Everything they have brought has SOMETHING in it that I can't have. Even if it weren't going to be rubbed into broken skin, I won't use them.

Think of it this way - rat poison has to be ingested to kill you, but would you still want to put it on your skin?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's been a big question of mine, too. The research of heard by doctors have been conflicted as far as I can tell. I did just find the website "The Celiac Diva", she seems very informative on things like gluten-free sun tan lotion, nail polish, bodywash, etc, the products that aren't so black and white. Hope it helps.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You do NOT absorb things like cosmetics into your bloodstream. Yuck. Think how gross that would be. Nasty.

richard

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Hi ! I'm new here , and I really need help because no one is helping me ! :( I just found out im intolerant to gluten, corn, dairy, and foods high in sulphur. My question is, if I'm intolerant to these foods, can I use cosmetics with them in it, as long as I don't ingest it? I know it will absorb into my bloodstream still, but I thought It has to be eaten to cause my symptoms ( anxiety, depression, rls, etc) Someone help :/

Hi arian and welcome. The issue with topicals is that generally you apply lotions, makeup, etc with your hands and there is the chance you could get some in your mouth by preparing food, biting a fingernail, etc. Shampoos and conditioners in the shower run down your face. The molecules are too large to be absorbed through your skin.

The decision on what to use is up to you--some use gluten containing personal care products without a problem. Personally, as a Celiac with several additional food intolerances, I use gluten-free topicals (because I don't want to think about it while showering, etc) but I don't check them for my other intolerances. That works for me--sometimes it takes a bit of experimentation to come up with what will work best for you. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would say, "no". When my daughter was intolerant to soy and wheat I was using shampoos on here that contained them. They gave her a rash on her scalp. If I took a bath in Aveeno myself, the residue gave her a rash.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You do NOT absorb things like cosmetics into your bloodstream. Yuck. Think how gross that would be. Nasty.

richard

not molecules as big as gluten, but the small ones (hormones, parabenes...) you DO absorb.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,127
    • Total Posts
      929,079
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      63,543
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    linsvs
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Tell me about it, when you can not eat meats, and a bunch of other things, it becomes really quite annoying getting the optimal fat/protein ratios. The amount of nuts, seeds, and vegan protein powders I go through is crazy. Diet cost me over $600 a month for a single male at 125-128lbs and 5' 11"
    • Hi Ennis_TX I just looked around that site and already saw several things I want to try. I really want to try hemp seeds. I'm gonna try ordering a few things on there. I really need something to snack on and add to salads and stuff. Thanks so much.
    • I'm a gluten-free vegetarian. That being said I was taking prednisone for 2 months (unrelated to my celiac) and got a diet a friend was doing and tried it to lose the 10 lbs I gained from the steroid.  I ate eggs for breakfast, hard boiled or an omelet. I had a salad with Beyond Meat Chicken (fake) for lunch and soup I made with some veggies and tofu for dinner.  My brain fog was quite a bit less and I had crazy amounts of energy. Being a vegetarian I just can't eat that way all the time.  Susan
    • https://www.mygerbs.com/   Has a bunch of seeds, dried fruit, etc. that are gluten-free and free of all major allergens. I love the deep nutty crunch of the hemp seeds, and the pumpkin seeds. I eat them shell on whole, plenty of fiber, they also sell shelled versions of them and even sunflower, chia, and flax.
    • Welcome to the board. It is too bad your 'doctor' didn't test you for celiac before telling you to go gluten free.  Since he was neglectful in that respect chances are he didn't tell you all you need to do to keep yourself safe IF you have celiac.  Since you have children and celiac is hereditary you should consider going back to eating gluten and getting tested.  Chances are good that you are not as gluten free as you think you may be and that would be what causes you to still have periodic issues.  That is especially the case if you have other folks in your home that are still eating gluten.  It was very irresponsible of your doctor to simply tell you to go gluten free without testing and giving you the full info after diagnosis to keep you safe.  He virtually guarenteed that you will still have periodic issues so he could charge you for an 'allergy' test . As other posters mentioned the results of that allergy testing are very strange and IMHO should be ignored for now.  Please consider going back on gluten, a couple slices of bread a day should be enough, and get tested by a real MD in a couple months. Meanwhile do read the Newbie 101 thread so that you will know what you need to do to keep yourself safe if those tests come back positive. Also be very cautious with any herbals or supplements that 'doctor' may have prescribed.
  • Upcoming Events