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Oral Health Tips for Patients with Allergy or Asthma


We all know how our closed ones suffer when they have ailments like asthma or allergy; there are times when the situation gets so complicated that, we need to take immediate care and help. Once a person suffers from allergy or asthma, taking care of his or her oral health is also equally important. There are certain considerations that you need to take care of, while going for people suffering with allergy or asthma. When we talk of measures that should be taken for people with allergies and asthma, first and foremost what you need to do is-
1. Consult a Dentist - It is the most important measure since, when we suffer from allergy or asthma, then the most important part is consulting our dentist, since he will tell us, what changes we need to make into our oral regime, so as to deal with these problems better. When your dentist would be loop, then he/she will suggest you regarding any upcoming symptom and how to deal with it. 

2. Awareness is the key! - Yes, you heard it right, the first hand solution to any problem is being aware about it, if you are aware about something, then you at least know about the problem, and that solves half of it. Talking of allergy and asthma, dry mouth is the first symptom that is basis of all the problems, saliva protects our oral cavity from bacterial warfare. So if you notice a drier mouth than usual, the first thing that you need to inform your dentist about it. If your dentist knows about it, chances are that these problems might be sorted ion the initial step only. 

Things that you can do at home to help your cause - 

a. Always rinse your mouth after using your corticosteroid inhaler.
b. Always use a spacer when you use an inhaler, what a spacer dose is, it ensures better penetration of the medication into your lungs. At times it happens that the medication lingers in the mouth and is not spread properly in the lungs.
c.The basic problem that occurs in asthma and allergy patients is of dry mouth. To prevent that you can chew gum with xylitol, it will help you keep your mouth moist. Consult your dentist before deciding, your dentist will suggest you the best, understanding the complexity of your ailment.
d. Last but not the least, you have to be super careful about your oral hygiene, make sure that you visit your dentist regularly.

Vigilance and awareness is the key. A lot of the diseases can be cured if they are detected in the early stages!