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What is the definition or description of: Fluoride allergy?

Simple. A true fluoride allergy is when somebody exhibits classic allergy based symptoms to fluoride i.e. severe rashes, shortness of breath, swelling of neck, loss in blood pressure. anything short of this is more likely to be an adverse reaction which too can be serious but perhaps treated in a different way. Adverse reaction more common than true allergy. Patch tests determine what youre allergic to. Read more...
Here ya go! “In hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitivity reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride.” http://fluoridealert.org/issues/health/hypersensitivity/ Read more...

What are fluoride allergy symptoms?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

City water makes me sick. Could this be related to a fluoride allergy?

Unlikely. Fluoride allergy is highly unlikely. In fact I am highly skeptical that it even exists. Fluoride may cause upset stomach, but that is not the same as an allergic reaction. Some city water contains many chemicals and impurities that are very bad for you. I would recommend filtering your water with a brita or something similar. Read more...