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Old 09-20-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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acrylic mouthguard allergy

Since January 2007 I have worn a mouthguard made of acrylic material to stop my clenching at night. About two weeks after, I developed a very sore tounge and gum area around my inner lips. I was very sensitive to salt, spice and crunchy foods. This would clear up somewhat if I stayed away from these spices but would eventually return. I stopped wearing my mouthguard for about two months now and have'nt had an episode since. Could I be allergic to acrylic?

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Old 10-06-2007, 09:13 PM   #2
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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?

Old 10-07-2007, 02:23 PM   #3
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Re: acrylic mouthguard allergy

It sounds like an allergy to me. Were there instructions to boil or soak the mouthpiece in water with peroxide a few b/4 using? That would help allergens outgas but it might also melt it.

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