Anyone Ever Get Glutened From Perfume? Smell Of Wheat? in Celiac Disease Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms Posted November 9, 2010 · Report to Admin Yep, I agree. Life as a Celiac is enough of a PITA as it is. No need to check ingredients of shampoo, body lotion or any topical product (with exception of lip balm/lipstick), unless you are finding an allergic reaction to it. Personally, I don't how the people who say they react to the gluten in a topical product, know for certain it's the gluten they're reacting to and not another of the ingredients. I get reactions from topical gluten all the time. I used to have a nasty, oily, flaky scalp and nothing I did helped it. I also would get dry patches on my skin that looked like eczema. Finally, after going to a gluten free lifestyle, my hair is beautiful and shiny, my scalp is healthy, and my skin is starting to heal. We figure it out by a painful process of trial and error. I still get reactions when I come in contact with gluten. My lips will burn when my husband kisses me after eating something with gluten in it.