I know what you must be thinking, can I really have a fluoride allergy?
Now if I’m being honest, everyone has a “fluoride allergy”.
Fluoride is a classified neurotoxin and has damaging effects on all of those that are exposed to it.
But for the purpose of this article we’re going to use “fluoride allergy” in reference to those who are hypersensitive to fluoride.
Can You Be Allergic To Fluoride?
Yes, you can be allergic to fluoride.
This has been proven through blind and double blind tests where people have been observed to have allergic reactions to fluoride.1
In addition, I’ve received hundreds of emails from people explaining how once they eliminated fluoride from their life, their undesirable symptoms disappeared right away.
So here’s everything you need to know about fluoride allergies.
Symptoms Of A Fluoride Allergy?
It was first discovered in the 1950s, by renowned allergist George Wadbott that some individuals experienced allergic reactions to ingested fluoride.1
The most common symptoms people experience from a fluoride allergy, are as follow:
- Eczema – red and itchy skin
- Hives – swollen, pale red bumps
- Epigastric Distress – discomfort below your ribs
- Weakness – physical or mental weakness
- Headache – pain in the head
- Vomiting – shortly after consumption
- Inflammation – pain in bone and joints
- Acne – red pimples and whiteheads
You may be surprised to hear this but these symptoms are well known in medical resources like the “Physicians’ Desk Reference” – a commercially published compilation of manufacturers’ prescribing information on prescription drugs.2
Sources Of Fluoride Allergies?
Allergic reactions have been reported for both topical fluorides (i.e., toothpaste) and systemic fluorides (i.e., fluoride supplements and fluoridated water).1,3,4,5
Now, contrary to mainstream belief, the type of fluoride does not matter when considering fluoride allergies.
This is due to fluoride (F-) being the active constituent and toxic part of any fluoride compound.
So whether the fluoride is natural or an industrial by-product, it’s guaranteed to awaken your fluoride allergies.
Allergic Reaction to Fluoride Toothpaste?
Most commonly, individuals realize their fluoride allergy through the use of their toothpaste.
Among the fluoride allergy symptoms, adverse skin reactions such as perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth), stomatitis (sore or inflammation in the mouth), and urticaria (hives) are most commonly caused by the use of fluoride containing toothpastes.
Just how inflammation is one of fluoride’s effects on the brain, the reality is that topical fluorides could provoke similar inflammatory responses in skin.3
Fluoride Allergic Reaction To Drinking Water?
Since adding fluoride to water does not affect the appearance, taste, or smell.
It’s hard to blame it as the bad guy.
For most, a clear glass of water is the last thing they would expect to cause an allergic reaction.
But a study out of Finland found the rate of skin rashes in a city population decreased significantly within months of the city terminating its water fluoridation program.6
For instance, a skin rash that is commonly caused by fluoride exposure and cured with the elimination of fluoride is called Eczema (pictured above).
Either way, once fluoride exposure is stopped.
Expect your skin issues to get better and over time, possibly disappear for good.
Fluoride Allergic Reaction To Tea?
Tea is the most potent and largest source of ingested fluoride worldwide.
Until recently, many people (including myself), have thought of tea as one of the healthiest beverages one can drink.
However the reality is, times have changed and to be exact…
The soil and water used to grow tea plants is now polluted with fluoride.
This is why when I tested 329+ teas, many teas were found to have double, triple or even six times the amount of fluoride found in tap water!
So if you suspect you might have a fluoride allergy, you should go to fluoride in tea and search how much fluoride your tea contains.
Do You Have A Fluoride Allergy?
There are two ways you can find out.
One way is to go to your doctor and have an allergy test done.
However, there are many disadvantages to this option; allergy tests are not that reliable, you’ll need an allergy specialist that has a lot of training and there’s a possibility of false positives.7
A better way to take care of things is to perform a fluoride detox and observe the results (I explain this in the next section).
This way you’ll get multiple things done with one action.
Through eliminating fluoride exposure and detoxing your body of accumulated fluoride, you’ll find out if you’re allergic to it, see the results within days or weeks and stop all the other health effects caused by fluoride.
How To Treat A Fluoride Allergy?
You’ll regularly see individuals suffering from fluoride allergies prescribed antihistamines.
This is the wrong thing to do, if it’s the only thing you do.
All it does is give you relief from the symptoms we’ve mentioned above without addressing the reason your body is telling you something is wrong.
It’s like hiding your problems under a rug… it’s still there.
On the other hand, the best fluoride allergy treatment is to do what was done in the studies mentioned before…
They’re allergic reactions disappeared promptly once they discontinued exposure to the fluoride source.1
Which means the best way to avoid and treat an allergic reaction to fluoride is to avoid exposure altogether – which you can easy do by doing a fluoride detox (link to a 8 step fluoride detox guide).
A process that consists of two main parts;
- eliminating all fluoride exposure, and
- detoxing the fluoride that has accumulated in your body
Just like that, your fluoride allergies will be a thing of the past (expect improvements as soon as 12-24 hours after eliminating fluoride).
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