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Can antibodies be triggered by gluten on skin?

I regularly handle ground wheat or barley, I wear a mask to avoid breathing it but should i worry about the dust that inevitably gets on my skin?

I have gone gluten free for 3 weeks now, as I have tpo antibodies (88) but no symptoms and trying to keep it that way.

Sue

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Goggle suggests that you can't absorb directly through skin. Obviously need to wash hands and face thoroughly

Did you get vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 tested?

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Sorry to take so long in replying, I really appreciate your advice. Ferritin and b12 were measured 18 may, ferritin 164( range 13-150) b12 352(range 197-771) . My doctor is not worried about my vit d as I spend a lot of time outside in east Anglian sunshine but has taken blood for a baseline, results will be in next week.

I am assuming if I keep on gluten free diet and selenium I may be able to avoid the damage to my thyroid. I really feel for all of you who are really suffering. I count my blessings daily. Love to you all, Sue

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B12 not brilliant, many of us need to supplement to get towards top of range.

Do you any low B12 symptoms

b12deficiency.info/signs-an...

No folate result?

Vitamin D may be washed off skin, so we don't necessarily have high levels even if outdoors a lot

vitamindcouncil.org/washing...

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I was completely surprised by my vit d levels, 38 (25-50 insufficient) will be supplementing them plus b vits

No b 12 symptoms currently

Thank you for taking the trouble to keep an eye on all our posts, xx

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Hashimoto's and low vitamin D almost inevitable

holtorfmed.com/vitamin-d-au...

hypothyroidmom.com/92-of-ha...

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