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Can vitamin C cause an allergic reaction of mouth? Such as, inflammation of the mouth and/or gums.

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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Not likely

All food, medications including vitamins can cause allergic reaction but the possibility of allergic reaction to vitamin c is unlikely as it is present in most fruits and vegetables.
The lack of vit c causes scurvy with bleeding gums. It is an very old disease seen in sailors who eat no vegetables. Mega dose of vitamins can be toxic to your body! see a periodontist for you gum condition.

In brief: Not likely

All food, medications including vitamins can cause allergic reaction but the possibility of allergic reaction to vitamin c is unlikely as it is present in most fruits and vegetables.
The lack of vit c causes scurvy with bleeding gums. It is an very old disease seen in sailors who eat no vegetables. Mega dose of vitamins can be toxic to your body! see a periodontist for you gum condition.
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Possibly

But it is also can cause sores and inflammed gums if you are taking megadoses (more that is recommended on the bottle).

In brief: Possibly

But it is also can cause sores and inflammed gums if you are taking megadoses (more that is recommended on the bottle).
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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