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What are fluoride allergy symptoms?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No fluoride allergy

The authors of diatribes on the dangers of Fluoride use ambiguous & misleading terms to scare people about this important anti-cavity substance.
Anecdotal reports from >50 yrs ago reported hypersensitive effects to 1 mg of fluoride. Fluoride supplements for children do not contain that much fluoride. The "hypersensitive" status refers to increased sensitivity not true allergy in these rare cases.

In brief: No fluoride allergy

The authors of diatribes on the dangers of Fluoride use ambiguous & misleading terms to scare people about this important anti-cavity substance.
Anecdotal reports from >50 yrs ago reported hypersensitive effects to 1 mg of fluoride. Fluoride supplements for children do not contain that much fluoride. The "hypersensitive" status refers to increased sensitivity not true allergy in these rare cases.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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In brief: Rare

A true allergy to Fluoride is rare.
Fluoride is an element. It is more likely that a "fluoride" allergy is a reaction to another ingredient in the compounded fluoride. Redness, itching, rash are all possible reactions but again, more likely caused by an additive like a preservative.

In brief: Rare

A true allergy to Fluoride is rare.
Fluoride is an element. It is more likely that a "fluoride" allergy is a reaction to another ingredient in the compounded fluoride. Redness, itching, rash are all possible reactions but again, more likely caused by an additive like a preservative.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
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