Do Allergy Medications Harm Your Oral Health?

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Dr. Saklofsky
Do Allergy Medications Harm Your Oral Health?Sometimes, while attempting to treat or prevent one sickness, you may discover other indications and symptoms of additional illnesses that you were unaware of. Because of this, it's always a good idea to read the side effects of each prescription and determine whether your body can tolerate it. The impacts might sometimes be subtle and difficult to detect. Therefore, you must be vigilant so that even allergy medications are examined.

What Are the Effects of Allergy Medication on Oral Health?

Some drugs cause mouth dryness. In turn, this leads to bad breath and may be the cause of cracked lips. The majority of these are antihistamines. Although not everyone who uses them experiences this effect, some individuals report experiencing severe episodes of dry mouth after taking antihistamines. Antihypertensive medications can cause swollen gums in certain people. Some people develop overgrowth in severe circumstances. This can become highly unpleasant and make it difficult for a person to practice good dental hygiene. Aspirin is another allergy medication that harms teeth. This is due to the fact that it is acidic, and when it is crushed by the teeth, it erodes the enamel. It can also result in cavities.

What Do I Do to Prevent These Reactions?

Avoiding triggers is the main thing people with allergies can do to prevent the negative effects of their drugs on their oral health. It is best to substitute another protein for eggs at breakfast because eating eggs causes allergies. As a result, you won't require the prescription, and your oral health will be safeguarded. A dentist should be consulted when you get allergy symptoms and have prescriptions.

Visit our clinic today to talk to a specialist and find out more about balancing and managing your allergies and maintaining oral health.
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