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Sensodyne Toothpaste Allergic Reaction
Discuss options: It's difficult to recommend an alternative. Most desensitizing toothpastes have multiple ingredients & most are common to all. You can't be sure which specific ingredient you are allergic to. What was your reaction & how do you know it's the toothpaste? Tom's of maine and mi paste might be alternatives, but discuss with your own dentist as to need and options. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Keep in mouth: Was it just around your lips or did you spread it on your face? If you spread it on your face, it's more of an irritation. Toothpaste should only be used in your mouth and not on your face. ...Read more
Today dental patch test revealed a extreme allergic reaction to carvone. What sort of tooth paste and mouthwash can I use now? Can find zero results
More tests needed: Found naturally in caraway seed, dill, mandarin orange peel and spearmint leaves, carvone and its derivatives are used in a variety of different commercial applications. I would want to know about your sensitivity to the natural compound versus the synthetic laboratory-made. I would recommend further testing with an allergist. Baking soda as toothpaste with water rinse...Can you eat mint leaves? ...Read more
No.: Not that I have ever heard of. Maybe it isn't the toothpaste, but your brushing method or possibly you have sensitivity due to cavities or gum disease that toothpaste won't help. When's the last time you saw a dentist for a complete exam and proper gum and tooth therapy? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few weeks: Do not expect immediate relief. It takes time for the medication to be absorbed into the outer layers of the cementum and to desensitize the teeth. Are you sure that there are no cavities? The toothpaste will not desensitize a tooth with carious lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is Sensodyne recommended & how long after professional teeth whitening procedure before you can return to using regular toothpaste, i.e. Tom's?
Sensitive teeth: Sensodyne helps decrease teeth sensitivity mainly to cold. Teeth whitening is thought to increase sensitivity in some cases. Your dentist suggested Sensodyne for this reason. If your teeth were not sensitive before the whitening then finish the tube and return to your regular tooth paste. Happy chewing!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does sensodyne toothpaste make difference in cleaning of teeth or stronger gums then regular toothpaste?
What else can I do for sensitive teeth? I do have dental check ups twice a year and I use colgate sensodyne toothpaste.
Can I still use sensodyne original toothpaste if its kept above 86 degrees? Package says keep under 86 degrees. Is it bad for gums and teeth?
Can I store my sensodyne original toothpaste in the refridgerator to keep under 86 degrees? Would it lose effectiveness and cause gum or teeth problem
Probably OK: You should contact the manufacturer for further info. However, don't you think that cold toothpaste is going to hurt those sensitive teeth? And going back and forth from the kitchen to the bathroom seems to be a pain. ...Read more
Not for toothache: Sensodyne toothpaste is for teeth tat are sensitive because gum recession has exposed the roots of the teeth. It doesn't "cure" gum disease, cavities, abscesses, traumatic occasion, and all the other things that make teeth hurt. Please see your dentist to determine the cause of the pain, and therefore the appropriate treatment. As you have discovered, they isn't a diy project. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer