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Author:  BC2007 [ Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Daughter allergic to mouthguard????

Our daughter has never shown any symptoms of any type of allergy until this past May/June. She would have headaches and break out in rash and hives constantly after being outside. Benadryl did the trick so we weren't too concerned.
In the past three months the outdoor issue stopped but she breaks out in a red rash all the time after hockey, we thought it was no big deal until this week. Her mouth has been getting more and more sore, i saw a few kanker sores so thought nothing of it. Yesterday she was in so much pain she couldn't take it (she isn't a complainer so until now I wasn't too concerned as she hadn't made too much of a fuss). I was horrified to see her entire gums top and bottom are blood red and swollen. She now has a fever and has cried for hours she is in so much pain. These past 10 days have left us baffled. Turns out her glands/tonsils are totally inflamed but that isn't what has our dentist/dr. stumped. The red gums were so out of the ordinary our dentist took pictures with his digital camera to send other dentists to try figure it out. He said the only reason he can see for this is from an allergic reaction. The antibioitcs should take care of the throat/glands but the red gums he said are not related. He thinks this is what led to the throat being infected.
So this brings me back to hockey, her mouthguard we switched a few months ago, exactly when rash started showing up. Has anyone else had any issue with hockey mouthguards or a similar reaction? I googled it and see a couple parents have mentioned on different sites similar issues with kankar sores from mouthguards. They don't make kids custom mouthguards until all their teeth come in, our dentist said that when her mouth is better they WILL now go ahead and make her one asap. but until we know which component she is reacting to I don't know how that will help.

Author:  _Susan_ [ Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:06 pm ]
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Will the dentist refer her to the allergist?

Author:  Eldi [ Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:33 pm ]
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Here is a site that discusses the chemicals/materials used to make mouthguards... I hope you figure it out.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5051476.html

Author:  AnnaMarie [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:04 pm ]
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Is there latex in mouthguards?

Author:  gwentheeditor [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:28 pm ]
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I wonder about latex, too.

But I'd get an appt. pronto with the allergist, who can do a proper history.
There are exercise-induced reactions possible or, as you and the dentist say, could be something in the mouthguard.

I'd contact the makers of the mouthguard, explain about reactions, and ask what key ingreds are in the guard. This will help the allergist.

Best with it. A tricky one. :scratchy

Author:  BC2007 [ Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:26 pm ]
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She is finally doing better. I was emailed this info. below from a mom who contacted her pediatric dentist. Everything is dead on, she had every symptom below, unfortunatley each one to the extreem. That however still doesn't explain her red/itchy rashes. Our allergist is testing her next time we are in with our son and our G.P. did blood work last week just to eliminate anything else it could possibly be. The exact brand of mouth guard I can't find anymore, we until a few month ago always bought the 'shock doctor' brand which are latex free. We bought a different one last time which looks like it has been discontinued so I have no idea what it was called exactly or is made of. Thanks so much for all the responses, I swear kids should come with a Parenting for Dummies manual!!!

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What are the signs and symptoms of primary herpetic gingivostomatitis?
Symptoms develop suddenly and usually heal without treatment in about 10 days.

* Blisters or painful small, round, shallow ulcers on any part of the mouth. This includes the gums, tongue, hard or soft palate (roof of the mouth), or floor of the mouth. Sores usually are filled with a yellow-white fluid and may break easily. Sores may join together to form larger open sores.

* Drooling, bad breath, and sore throat.

* Fever, chills, headache, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck.

* Getting tired and irritated easily and more than normal.

* Loss of appetite or not wanting to eat or drink.

* Red, swollen, bleeding gums.


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