1 in 5 Americans will experience seasonal allergies as Spring begins its pollen party!
Before your cars or homes turn a hue of lime green, be prepared for what your body will be telling you!
Nasal congestion, runny nose, watery/itchy eyes, sneezing, sore throat are the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Most often our initial relief is a form of an OTC medication. It may not lend relief to your oral health.
Here are 4 Things That Your Mom Didn’t Tell You About Allergies & Oral Health
1) Tooth Pain ~ Nasal Congestion can indeed mimic a toothache.
2) Bad Breath ~ Post Nasal Drip Isn’t Hip And It Causes Bad Breath
Save your job and your relationships by taking care of this! Alcohol free mouth rinses & tongue scraper for starters.
3) Dry Mouth ~ 4 or more medications cause dry mouth. Antihistamines are in that list. You need your spit. Dry mouth contributes to tooth sensitivity, increases the risk for tooth decay & makes it difficult to eat.
4) Oral Allergy Syndrome ~ This time of year, it will likely be from birch pollen. Fruits and veges whose protein simply stirs the pot so your body reacts with itchy, tingling or swelling in your tongue, lips for a few minutes. Nectarines, peaches, apples, cherries to celery, carrots, snap peas, string beens are guilty as charged. It will last a few minutes then go away. Be careful, there are a few rare occurrences when this allergy has gotten to be a very serious one.
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