Ever wonder if your allergic to your toothpaste?

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Ever wonder if your allergic to your toothpaste?

Could you be allergic to your toothpaste? 

Most people don’t think about the fact they can be allergic to their toothpaste. When your immune system overreacts to harmless substance, such as food, medicine, or fragrance, you have an allergy to that substance. These are the most common allergies people know about. How often do you think about hygiene product allergies?

Signs your allergic to your toothpaste

Do you have chapped lips all the time? One sign is chapped lips, known as Cheilitis. The most common allergic reaction to toothpaste. Another sign, a rash around the mouth can develop. Most symptoms will be outside the mouth. Rarely, has there been symptomes inside the mouth.

Allergens in Toothpaste

Gluten, fluoride, fragrances, and flavoring are potential allergens in toothpaste. Cinnamon derivatives is a common allergen in toothpaste. It could also be the type of fluoride in the toothpaste that your allergic to.

What to do if you think your allergic to toothpaste

If you start to develop irritated chapped lips or a rash around your mouth, and think your toothpaste is to blame, stop using your toothpaste. Try switching to a new brand and see if your symptoms subside.

Next, make an appointment with your dentist or doctor. They will be able to do an examination and testing to determine if you’re allergic to your toothpaste. They can pinpoint what allergens your allergic to. If the dentist or doctor determines you have an allergy, there is good news. There are many brands of toothpaste you can choose from. It is important to run a second test if the first one comes back positive. You will be able to identify the specific allergen and learn to avoid it in the future.

To learn more visit Colgate’s website by click here.

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