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I think, I have a toothpaste allergy.
What is it in toothpaste that I can be allergic to?

If you have a toothpaste allergy, it can be very hard to diagnose, because so many people have never considered the fact that they might be allergic to their toothpaste. Toothpaste is made up of various ingredients both natural and chemical that can cause an allergic reaction and in rare cases anaphylactic shock, leading to death. Though there are a wide variety of symptoms due to all the ingredients the most common are rashes which appear like contact dermatitis. These rashes will usually start in the corner of the mouth and if untreated they slowly spread down the face. Some people will get cankers or sore and inflamed gums especially right after they have brushed. Even some gastrointestinal and respiratory problems can be related to toothpaste allergies http://ezinearticles.com/?Toothpaste-Allergy-Facts&id=1076660.

Toothpaste makers use a lot of additives for colour, cleaning, flavour and to aid in digestion. Even though many of these ingredients are in very small amounts anyone with a hypersensitive allergy can tell you it doesn't take much to cause allergic reactions. Ingredients that may cause a toothpaste allergy are: cinnamon, fluoride, aluminium, sodium benzoate, mint, propylene glycol, papain, flavouring and colouring. It’s not just chemicals like fluoride that are responsible for toothpaste allergies, natural ingredients like papain can cause a problem. Therefore switching to natural toothpaste may not solve your toothpaste allergy, and many people may be even more susceptible to allergies, if they use natural toothpaste, because they often contain many rare and exotic herbs, sugars and other food allergens. If you think that your toothpaste could be causing your allergies don't be afraid to ask your doctor about it or try Alfree. If you notice your allergies subside after 10 or so days, you will know that something in your regular toothpaste is causing a reaction.

Alfree plain toothpaste is 100% free from toxic chemicals such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and fluoride, artificial flavours, artificial colours, artificial sweeteners, sugars and most known natural allergens making it suitable for people with sensitiveness to toothpaste.

Which allergy is Alfree suitable for?

Alfree plain toothpaste is great for those with salicylate allergies, aspirin allergies, mint allergies, chemical sensitivities, sensitivity to artificial flavours/colours/sweeteners, sugar sensitivity and diabetics.

What is a salicylate allergy?

Salicylate allergy is any adverse effect that occurs, when a normal amount of salicylate is introduced into a person's body. Symptoms of a salicylate allergy vary but may include:
asthma-like symptoms, such as trouble breathing and wheezing, headaches, nasal congestion, changes in skin colour, itching, skin rash or hives, swelling of the hands, feet, and face, stomach pain http://salicylatesensitivity.com/. Salicylates are chemicals found naturally in plants, many fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices and are a major ingredient of aspirin, other pain-relieving medications (including natural ones), as well as many common health and beauty products. Therefore it is difficult or next to impossible for people with salicylate sensitivity to find salicylate free products. Alfree doesn’t contain any salycilate and is ideal for those with salicylate sensitivity.

I am allergic to aspirin, can I use Alfree plain toothpaste?

Yes. Alfree is 100% free of salicylic acid, which is aspirin in pure form. Even though commercial toothpaste doesn’t contain aspirin itself, it is loaded with artificial flavours and colours, which are very high in salicylic that can place a heavy burden on allergy sufferers.

Does Alfree contain fluoride?

No, Alfree doesn’t contain any fluoride, which can be toxic if swallowed consistently in any amount.

Can I use Alfree, if I have a food allergy?

Yes. Most major commercial brands of toothpaste are made mainly from sodium-based chemicals and include few common food allergens. However, all-natural toothpastes, which include some of the more popular fluoride-free options, often use natural fruit extracts as flavourings and dyes, including citrus and strawberries. Gluten can also be found in many types of toothpaste as can milk and corn. All these ingredients can cause allergic reactions range from mild symptoms such as a runny nose, hives, rash or stomach pains, through to serious and even life-threatening symptoms, such as swelling of the tongue and throat and breathing difficulties.
Free from potentially harmful chemicals flavours, artificial sweeteners, sugars and colours, Alfree plain toothpaste is also great for those, who are allergic to wheat, nuts, soy, dairy, shellfish or have sugar sensitivities.

Why is Alfree suitable for diabetics?

Nearly 1,000,000 Australians are currently diagnosed with diabetes making it Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au. For diabetics, avoiding the use of sugar is not only recommended, it is absolutely necessary. It is important to note that some sweeteners and other sugar alcohols can raise blood sugar, and must be counted as part of the carbohydrate intake. Sublingual absorption, one of the most immediate & effective methods of absorption into the bloodstream, makes toothpaste one of the potentially dangerous products for diabetics. Therefore sugars or artificial sweeteners added to many of the commercial toothpastes should be taken into account by diabetics before using any of the personal care products on the market today.

Alfree plain toothpaste does not contain poisonous chemicals and is completely free from sugar and artificial sweeteners making it suitable for diabetics.

What makes Alfree different from most other sugar free tooth pastes?

Many sugar free tooth pastes contain toxic artificial sweeteners known to cause cancer. Alfree is 100% free from any kind of poisonous chemicals.

Can anyone use Alfree, even if they don't have any allergies?

Yes, we believe it is important for every person to reduce the chemicals we expose our body to. Free from potentially harmful chemicals, Alfree plain tooth paste is not only great for those with allergies and diabetics, but for anyone wanting a healthy change.

Why artificial ingredients added to most commercial toothpastes can be harmful for me, if I don’t swallow it?

Sublingual absorption is one of the most direct and effective routes of absorption into our blood stream. Toothpaste stays in your mouth more than enough time for chemicals and additives to find their way into the bloodstream.

What is the unique combination of ingredients in Alfree plain toothpaste?

Alfree plain toothpaste contains Water, Calcium Carbonate, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Silica, Sodium, Cocoyl Isethionate, Cellulose Gum, Sodium, Magnesium Silicate, Methylparaben.

Is Alfree a prescription product?

No, Alfree is available without a prescription at Terry White Pharmacies, Chemist Warehouse, Discount Vitamin, Pulse Pharmacy and all leading Pharmacies or from our website www.alfree.com.au

Further questions?

If you have any further questions, which have not been answered above, please contact our call centre via the number 1300025373 (free call).

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