Toothpaste Allergy Symptoms
Many people may not be aware that they have a toothpaste allergy because they are not very common they can be hard to diagnose. Toothpaste contains such a wide variety of ingredients which also presents a problem trying to figure out just which one is posing the problem. Even herbal toothpaste can pose a risk because they contain herbs that many have not been exposed to. Toothpaste allergy symptoms can be mild to severe and in rare cases lead to anaphylactic shock and death.
Sometimes the most troublesome symptom is contact dermatitis, which may not be deadly but may make one want to suffer in hiding till their breakouts are gone. Contact dermatitis appears as a red itchy flaky rash around lips and chin. The rash can be hard to hide and leave one suffering and embarrassed to be in public.
If you think you are suffering from toothpaste allergy symptoms you may want to try switching toothpaste. You could also consider reducing the amount of toothpaste you use in the morning. Its also important to wash those areas of your face where toothpaste maybe left after brushing.
Toothpastes Allergy Related Death
The majority of the time toothpaste allergies result in minor symptoms and embarrassing rashes on the face. A couple from the UK however believe that their daughters death was the result of a sever allergic reaction to toothpaste. Though the coroners refused to say toothpaste was responsible the couple reported their daughter complained about allergy symptoms previously after brushing.
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Who is Number #1
In the toothpaste wars the main combantants are Colagate and Crest, together they control roughly 60% of the toothpaste market. For many years Colgate has had a slim edge until recently when rival Crest nudged past them.
Glad Things Change
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