Re: acrylic mouthguard allergy
My 13 year old son has had numerous problems with athletic mouthguards. I believe he is allergic to them. After wearing the mouthguard for the duration of the game he has red, swollen lips. He then gets very chapped lips for a few days.
At first I thought it may have been a combination of gatorade or other sports drinks with the mouthguard. I have had him drink only water, and he still has a reaction.
His mouthguards have a 'tab' that attaches to his helmet - this may be the reason his reaction occurs on his lips - not the inside of his mouth. Also, when he is having a 'reaction', after using the mouthguard, he cannot eat anything spicy or salty.
I have called the mouthguard manufacturers, they have said this is the only case they have ever heard of. Any advice?