A 46-year-old member asked:
can vitamin c cause an allergic reaction of mouth? such as, inflammation of the mouth and/or gums.
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Possibly: But it is also can cause sores and inflammed gums if you are taking megadoses (more that is recommended on the bottle).
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Not likely: All food, medications including vitamins can cause allergic reaction but the possibility of allergic reaction to vitamin c is unlikely as it is present in most fruits and vegetables. The lack of vit c causes scurvy with bleeding gums. It is an very old disease seen in sailors who eat no vegetables. Mega dose of vitamins can be toxic to your body! see a periodontist for you gum condition.
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Last updated Jan 10, 2015
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