Thursday, June 29, 2023

Allergic To Your Toothpaste?

Although you brush your teeth daily there are rare cases of people who experience discomfort around or in their mouth after using toothpaste.

Signs you may be allergic to your toothpaste:
  • Changes inside your mouth - Teeth and gums may become very sensitive, swelling of the tongue, increased redness, or sores that don't heal.
  • Skin changes around the mouth - Rashes at the mouth's corners can occur around the bottom lip.
  • Body rashes/hives- You can develop rash/hives anywhere on the body, these are raised, itchy bumps in a circle. This rash is often mistaken as ringworm.

Virtually any product that you use has the potential to cause an allergic reaction. Still, studies have found the ingredients in toothpaste that often show up as allergens in patch tests are listed below:
  • Toothpaste flavorings.
  • Preservatives.
  • Foaming agents.
  • Essential oils and other antibacterials.
  • Fluoride.

Original post from August 5, 2014

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