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Periogard Allergy In Children
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
Classic: Chlorhexidine gluconate the the generic name for the rinse that is given for periodontal problems. If you have an allergy to it the signs would be classic allergy signs...puffy or red gums or oral mucosa. Itchy gums or mouth. or possible full blown swelling. Stop using it if you are getting such a reaction. ...Read more
Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse cons & pros please. Can you take only 15ml once a day.
Antimicrobial rinse: Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) is one of many rinses that contain the antimicrobial agent Chlorhexidine gluconate- pros: may help control and\or prevent periodontal disease. Cons- staining of restorations, an increase in calculus formation, and an alteration in taste perception. See comments below to get more information on periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a extraction 4 days ago and am now experiencing pain. I can actually see the bone area. and can't reach my dentist should I use periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)?
Yes: Post dental extraction may cause dry socket pain, as well as pain resulting from irritation of the root, and surrounding structure, including the gum. Chlorhexidine mouth rinse, such as Perigard or Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) can decrease post extraction infection. If you experienced increase pain, you may need to consult your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow directions: Follow the directions of your dentist or surgeon who prescribed it for you. Some surgeons have their patients begin using the rinse in the am and pm beginning several days before surgery and then resuming after surgery. The rinse can help decrease the risk of infection, dry sockets, and may help with wound healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out. I have this periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) stuff and I don't know why I need to use it?
Prevent infection.: Hello. Rinsing with perioguard after any oral surgery will help keep the area clean and disinfected. This, in turn, helps with healing and to prevent infections. Since it's difficult and uncomfortable to brush around surgical sites, this rinse really helps. However, it's not designed for long-term use, so stop rinsing with it as soon as the area has healed. It's not needed after that. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse i got came with peppermint flavor. This flavor causes me heart burn and acid. Are there any other flavor or different rinses?
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more