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Doctor insights on: Allergy To Fluoride

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Allergic to benzoyl peroxide also allergic to magnesium hydroxide, what should I avoid?

Allergic to benzoyl peroxide also allergic to magnesium hydroxide, what should I avoid?

Ingredients: You will have to get into the habit of carefully reading ingredients on everything. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Potassium sorbate: Sorbic acid can cross-react with potassium sorbate. It is a rare cause of contact dermatitis (a rash) or contact urticarial (hives). ...Read more

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Is using toothpaste with fluoride absolutely necessary? I am allergic to fluoride and use a fluoride-free toothpaste. Is this alright for my children to use as well, or should they stick to using fluoride toothpaste up to a certain age? .

Is using toothpaste with fluoride absolutely necessary? I am allergic to fluoride and use a fluoride-free toothpaste. Is this alright for my children to use as well, or should they stick to using fluoride toothpaste up to a certain age?

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No: Using a toothpaste containing Fluoride is not absolutely necessary, but you need to be more careful about having good oral hygeine and healthy diet low in sticky, high charbohydrate foods and acidy drinks. Soda, fruit rollups and similar products should be avioded. Only about 1% or less of the population has a true Fluoride allergy. ...Read more

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Allergies to solu-cortef?

Allergies to solu-cortef?

POssible: Steroid allergies are very unusual but have been reported. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get allergy desensitization / immunotherapy shots for food allergies?

Is it possible to get allergy desensitization / immunotherapy shots for food allergies?

No: There are no injection protocols for desensitization to foods. Oral desensitization is being carried out at several research centers, but is not ready for general clinical use at this time. ...Read more

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How to relieve allergic reaction to splenda sugar?

How to relieve allergic reaction to splenda sugar?

Avoidance: In general, it is very rare to have a true "allergy" to sugar, or sugar substitutes. If you are having symptoms after eating splenda, you should avoid splenda. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to fluoride toothpaste?

What are alternatives to fluoride toothpaste?

Non-fluoride paste: Not all commercially made toothpaste contains fluoride. Toms of maine is an example of one company that makes toothpaste both with and without fluoride. There are also several toothpastes made for infants that do not contain fluoride. Oragel tooth and gum cleanser is an example of this type of product. ...Read more

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Can a person who is allergic to penicillin also have adverse reactions to to fruit mold?

Yes/unrelated: People that are allergic to penicillin can be allergic to "fruit mold" but they are completely different reactions and are unrelated. The "fruit mold" that you are mentioning is probably pennicilium - the mold that actually makes penicillin. However, allergic reactions to those are separate and unrelated. ...Read more

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Can you get allergy desensitization shots for food allergies?

Can you get allergy desensitization shots for food allergies?

No.: Dr. Carter is correct. Food desensitization protocols remain experimental at this time. When and if they become the standard of care, however, they are oral programs involving swallowing or holding in the mouth initially very small and progressively larger amounts of food. Injecting food under the skin is very dangerous and has been abandoned as a method for treating food allergies. ...Read more

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What could happen if a toddler ingested sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

What could happen if a toddler ingested sodium fluoride 1.1% dental toothpaste?

Sodium Flouride: are beneficial to prevent cavities but is not supposed to be ingested. If it merely occurred while the child is brushing, it should not really be something to worry about. It may take 2 tubes of toothpaste depending on the child's weight to cause toxicity. In fact, some Flouride pills had been taken by some pregnant women in the past if they live in places where they don't have Flouride in H2O. ...Read more

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Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Polish remover: What you are describing is a possible contact dermatitis. Acetone is most often found in nail polish remover. It is best to avoid all products that contain acetone. ...Read more

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How often does allergy immunotherapy fail? (in terms of not being able to build immunity to allergen?)

How often does allergy immunotherapy fail? (in terms of not being able to build immunity to allergen?)

Rarely: Immunotherapy when administered by a board certified allergist who has tested for relevant allergens and builds to an appropriate concentration with extracts is successful in up to 85% of patients for desensitization. ...Read more

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Can you actually be allergic to allergy shots?

Can you actually be allergic to allergy shots?

Not really: One wouldn't be allergic to allergy shots but because allergy shots contain the allergens one is allergic to one can have significant systemic reactions to allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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Allergic to cats so also be allergic to cat toys?

Allergic to cats so also be allergic to cat toys?

Agree w Dr Rosch: Once a cat has interacted with the toy - it is like to contain dander. This could trigger an allergic reaction in person. ...Read more

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What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

See a Specialist: This is a complicated question that cannot be well answered in only 400 characters. The problems with formula may be allergy or lactose intolerance or several other things. You should have the baby tested for soy and milk allergy and you may need to try several formulas before you find one that is well tolerated. Enfamil AR thickens in the stomach so it is less likely to reflux back up the esop ...Read more

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When would it be safe for children to use fluoride toothpaste?

Very early on: If your child can spit the tooth paste out after brushing then you can start using flouride toothpaste. ...Read more

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What can you do to make your home allergy proof against dust and airborne allergens?

What can you do to make your home allergy proof against dust and airborne allergens?

Depends: Dust mites: encase all bedding. Remove carpeting. Replace sofa with a leather one. Pets: remove pets. Sorry, it works. Hepa air purifier may help. Open windows. Mold: control dampness. Repair leaks. Remove wood & wicker baskets from indoor plants. Hepa air purifier. Open windows. Pollen: close windows during daytime. Hepa air purifier. For all: eliminate smoking & wood fires in fireplace. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Luride (Definition)

Luride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent). It is also a supplement ...Read more


Dr. Howard Schneider
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Fluoride (Definition)

Fluoride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more