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lv2sew
lv2sew
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Hi! I'm not celiac, but quit gluten to get rid of arthritis symptoms. It's rearing its ugly head again in one elbow, and got to wondering- I assume some of you all with celiac have found lotions that don't have gluten. Can you recommend any? I don't use make-up. Are there any other products I should be watching?

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Penel

Putting a lotion containing gluten on your skin probably won’t affect you. The additives you need to avoid are parabens and sodium laurel sulphide (SLS), as they can cause dermatitis . They are often found in bath products.

In the UK, Green People do a good range of products, which are gluten free.

greenpeople.co.uk

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lv2sew
lv2sew
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Oh, thanks for the info. Didn't know about that!

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Penel
Penel
in reply to lv2sew

People react to different things, I have to avoid perfumes as well as the other stuff.

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Mathri
Mathri
in reply to Penel

It looks as though you are suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), which is due to the opening of the "tight junction" barriers that normally seal the gaps between the cells in your skin to prevent the entry of large molecules, including perfumes.

People with MCS tend to be also electromagnetically hypersensitive (EHS) where the presence of electromagnetic field also stimulate allergy-like reactions, including rashes, headaches and nausea. Electromagnetic fields can also open these tight junction barriers

You may find that it will help if you give up using mobile phones, cordless phones and banish WiFi from your home. Wire your computer with Ethernet cable instead and switch off the WiFi in your router (you will probably have to go into your ISPs website to do this but it's well worth doing)

People with severe EHS may also have to screen their homes from external microwave radiation. This may also help you minimise your MCS.

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Penel
Penel
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Hi Mathri

Thanks for your reply. I’ve now spent some time looking up “tight junctions”. I’d come across intestinal permeability before but not problems related to the skin. I don’t get reactions unless I use products with perfume by mistake and it’s not too difficult to avoid those products.

I don’t think I have EHS as I don’t have any of the symptoms you describe. It also seems to be a somewhat debatable condition, although my son keeps telling me to switch off the WiFi!

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WobblyCaroline

Hi there. I know this is not a self-publicizing forum but I make a Lotion and a completely natural soap from scratch - both gluten free. They are sold commercially and are fully tested at Laboratory level. Let me know if you would like more details.

As Penel says, lotions are good for moisturising skin but will not cure skin issues such as dermatitis herpetiformis and psoriasis... these are cured from the inside out.

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lv2sew

No skin issues; I had heard that celiac people can react to the gluten in lotions and makeup, so I got to wondering if, since eliminating 99% of the dietary gluten helped arthritis pain, maybe watching for gluten in personal care items might help too.

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liver-bird

My consultant told me gluten cannot be absorbed into the body because the molecules are too large to pass through the skin. Hope this helps. Diane

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lv2sew
lv2sew
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Ah. Good to know; will start looking into an anti-inflammation diet I guess. Thanks so much!!

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Mathri

Try using magnesium oil as a body lotion. It's gluten free and is basically a solution of magnesium chloride. It's an excellent source of magnesium and, if you make your own, it's very cheap. You can buy a kilo from Amazon for less than ten pounds. See amazon.co.uk/BetterYou-Orig...

To make the oil, just measure your desired quantity of flakes into a measuring jug and dissolve it in an equal quantity of boiled water, allow to cool and put in into a clean empty soap dispenser. You can rub it all over your body (avoiding broken skin) after a shower and leave it there until your next shower, when you can reapply it. It stings slightly when you first apply it but this goes away after a few minutes and probably won't happen at all after a few applications.

The oil is deliquescent so it keeps your skin moist all day by absorbing moisture from the atmosphere and is an effective deodorant since the high salt concentration kills the bacteria that create the smells.

But most of all it will improve your energy levels because most of us are short of magnesium and it is a cofactor in over three hundred enzyme concerned with energy production in the body. I have been using it for months and my energy levels have increased dramatically.

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