I think I'm allergic to denture adhesive

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I just had 22 teeth removed on 3/16/12 and only have my temporary set of dentures. I'm getting mini implants for the bottoms, but in between relines, I need to use adhesive on the upper. Whenever I take out my uppers, I have tiny blisters on the roof of my mouth. I have a latex sensitivity and am sensitive to bandages, but never thought it would include this. Anybody....HELP!
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I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. I'm sorry blisters have developed on the roof of your mouth. Please know that Fixodent does not contain latex, and all versions of Fixodent are thoroughly evaluated to make sure they're safe when used as directed. Dentures can cause sores on the roof of your mouth, so if the blisters don't go away, be sure to contact your dentist.
Having said that, I'm not certain which brand of denture adhesive you used. If you used Fixodent, please give us a call so we can gather more details about your experience. We can be reached at 1-800-214-8871, Monday through Friday from 9am-6pm Eastern time, and please mention that spoke with Karen on DentureLiving.com.
Thanks for your message, and be sure to let me know if I can assist in any other way.
^Karen
(from Karen @ Fixodent)
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Celeste Ingram

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It's an adhessive allergy and I can't use denture glue either because of it
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Susi Lyn Wonder

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Every time i use any denture adhesive i break out. Its like acne but a little worse. I have full dentures an need to wear them 5 days a week for work. What can i use to help? Or what can i do?
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Colleen Saltsman

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try super poligrip extra care it has no zinc but if you already used it and had same problems deffently go back to your dentist
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Barbara Shrack Grooms

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I have had reactions to several different types of dental adhesive and am unable to wear my partial.  I have Mast Cell disease and I am assuming the adhesive contains something that causes me to produce extra histamine.
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Beth Elliott

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I also use fixodent and am getting painful blisters on the roof of my mouth and I also have a latex allergy.
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Jenn Nagel

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I am definitely allergic to fixodent ultra hold. After just one use I had a hard time breathing, bumps on the back of my tongue and a fever. This has never happened with fixodent with scope that I have been using for 6 years. The one time my store is out of fixodent with scope, I buy fixodent ultra hold in it's place and I will never to that again. The allergic reaction was sever but thank God I realized what caused it because it could have been much worse. FYI this happend yesterday 2/18/2019
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I have a full upper plate and when I use any product my mouth burns, I get a smell when I breath and my lips and around my mouth itch.  I went to my Doctor and she said to go 48 hours without my teeth in and see what happens.  I have had no problems, I put my teeth back in and everyone of them came back.  I got see the denture people tomorrow.  I need answers
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Sam Dean

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Use Secure denture adhesive..it comes in regular and sensitive strength..I went through that whenever I used OTC adhesives with Zinc in it!  I prefer Secure because with it I have learned LESS is MORE and it does not have that funky taste.  That being said you can only buy it online. several places but I get mine from Lucky Vitamin.com. you can google it and it will come up and I've been told if you call them they will send you a free tube to try
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I use Fixodent Food Seal. I don't get the blisters on my bottom gums because I don't use cream on them since I have mini implants. I only get the blisters on my upper palate where the denture cream is. Also I don't get blisters on any other areas of my mouth except where I use the adhesive. I've tried other brands like Polident's strip adhesive with the same result and with less hold, as my gums are still healing and filling in from the extractions.
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Yes, I also have an allergy to medical adhesive but did not take it into consideration when I got the dentures. Until my lips turned black. I don't know how many layers of lips it burned off, but they were coming off in chunks. Now what do I do??? I don't even know if there are any denture adhesives that are hypo-allergenic. I can't possibly be the only person who has the same problem, what do they use?
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I have the same problem......My dentures fit great.....but when I use fixodent or pollygrip my gums burn and swell....  I'm going to the dentist tomorrow......I will let ya know what they tell me........I am allergic to Iodine.......
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SECURE they make 2 types and they will send u samples
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I am a new venture wearer, have allergies including latex, adhesives, and iodine. Please help! I know this is an allergic reaction and have tried dividend original and poligrip with the same small round blisters only in the area the adhesive has touched. Please help!
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SECURE makes a sensitive denture paste.  Call them and they will send u a free tube.
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Sana

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You can try Olivafix Gold denture adhesive and see if it works for you.
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Thanks for letting me know you used Fixodent Food Seal. I'm sure the blisters areuncomfortable, and Isincerely hope they heal soon.Meanwhile, Iletour telephone representatives know Iinvited you to call about your experience.
If you continue todevelop blisters while usingdenture adhesive,discussthis with your dentist.I'm wondering ifyourdenture can be made to fit more comfortably without the use ofadhesive. Please post again to let us know what you find out.
^Karen
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i have been suffering from allergies ever since I started with partials and then dentures 6 years ago. I have been rushed to hospital 3 times. for 6 years I have had a runny nose, streaming and burning eyes, headaches and generally feeling ill. finally someone is taking me seriously and today I am having allergy tests. I am really upset because I lost my teeth through a trainee dentist error. Because of my gag reflex I need to use glue. Fixodent is the best but is it also causing my problems. I only use food seal Fixodent at night because I feel its not as good as the regular Fixodent that I use during the day. my problems are worse during the day
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I used Fixodent cream with a partial for several months without problem just needed 3 dots. In March 2019 I got a top denture with a soft liner and was told to use only Fixadent ultra hold powder for three months without any issues until the denturist retired. I finally found another one who would adjust the soft liner and when he put the powder on he loaded it and did not dip in water. It kinda burned a little but it was the next day before I could get the denture out. I stayed at the hospital with a relative who had a very active night and never took my denture out, but after 1 1/2 days when I took it out I had blisters and I had continued to dip it in water. After not wearing the denture for 5 days I starting wearing them 8 to 10 hours and today when I removed the denture it took a little spot of skin. I plan on starting new denture with a hard liner next week, but wondering if I should wait until the spot heals
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I got top dentures in my 40 and unfortunately bottom plate in my 50. I started using adhesive with top dentures. Shortly after I started having raw skin develop in the corners of my mouth. Extremely painful. It's gotten worse since I got the bottom dentures. I have been to many dental and medical professionals regarding this problem. It has caused many problems in my daily life. I can no longer eat anything with the slitest spice to it including pepper after years of trying to find out why I have this I finally put it together with my family doctor that I probably have a allergy to the adhesive. Do u have any information regarding this. I would be so appreciative and so would my husband because kissing is just to painful.
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I got my lower teeth extracted in December they put in implants so I will have a permanent denture when I'm fully healed. for now though I have tried creams powder and strips and every single one makes me have a dry hacking cough. I haven't seen anyone else with this complaint. 
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Julie, if you are having any reactions that have to do with your throat/airways, it is extremely important to contact your dentist and discuss this with him or her. You may need a specialty product. Have you tried the zinc free products?
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I too am having trouble with adhesives, both Fixodent and others I've used.  My lips are red, sore and spitting, resulting in sores.  It is very painful.  I have tried lip balm and nothing helps.  I get sores in my mouth too, but not as troublesome as my lips.  I do NOT know what to do?  I need the adhesives.  What can I do Rosie?
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Bonnie that sounds terrible. Have you tried powder adhesive at all? I am sensitive to paste adhesives and have found powder to be far less offensive.
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I talked to my doctor but he didn't have any suggestions for me. All the creams I tried are zinc free. The powder does have zinc. I don't cough ALL the time, but have lots of coughing episodes during the day and night.  
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Bonnie, maybe swish your mouth with coconut oil.. it helps my mouth out when my gums and lips feel dry or sore
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Julie, Thank you I will try that.  I did quite using an off brand of adhesive and I'm only using Fixodent and I don't have that problem.  I thought Fixodent was also doing it, but it's not.  I'm blessed.  Thanks for the coconut oil advice, that sounds good.   I'll try it.
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Heather, thank you.  I have not tried the powders.  I did stop using the off brand that was pink and am only using fixodent now and I don't have the problem.  Thank goodness.  
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Bonnie Dobson Andersen we are so sorry to hear what you have gone though. I am having a hard time telling if our Fixodent powder or cream is one of the products you are using when this reaction starts. Your health and safety or our consumers is a top priority and we would like to get more information about what happened to you. Please give us a call toll free at 1-855-236-3353, M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Please let the agent know that I sent you from here and why. Thanks!  
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Bonnie, one of the things that the dentist at Affordable Dentures, as well as my oral sugeon, told me to buy ahead of time and keep next to me - Vaseline
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Thanks Alex.  I have been using Fixodent cream and have not had the problem, so I think it was the store brand I was using.  
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That's good to know Alicia, thank you.  
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Thank you so much for stopping back and letting us know that the Fixodent cream hasn't been giving you any problems. Do you mind if we ask which cream version you are using? I would love to share that with the brand team. Thanks!
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Rosie, can you please have Tonya get in touch with me, I am having a problem again with another email account for me showing up so it looks like I have two accounts. she told me she took care of it and it was fine for a while but now my email address that should be deleted is being used again. Thank you
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This email above is the one that should not be being used she told me she deleted it
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Rosie please have Tonya email me directly at the email address she knows is my only email address I want anything sent to and privately as she did last time so everybody doesn't have to know my address.
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I am in the same position as Tammy Arnold-Mclean does anyone have a solution to this situation? Any suggestions please email me at samdean4@sbcglobal.net much appreciated.  Sam Dean
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Hello I just got my dentures and I suffer from some allergies , but I this was the first time in my life where it was closing up my air way I could not breathe , could it be from fixodent . Please Help
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I'm thinking with an allergy issue like that, it would best to check with your Dentist, Doctor or Allergist.  
You could try other brands or types of adhesives but that could be risky?
Did you have to use an Epipen or seek medical attention?
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Sam Dean

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I am using Secure  denture adhesive and it holds better and I have less issues.  You can buy it from Amazon or just google it and it will tell you where it can be purchased.  Its  ZINC FREE and they also carry a sensitive.
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joan rosenblatt

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I used sensitive one and it burned me.  Went back to original.
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Sam Dean

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Same here...Glad I'm not the only one.  I still have issues eating and keeping the bottom plate in..But now I just take them out and eat and don't worry about it cause that worrying will keep you from eating at all because no matter what or how they still come out :-(
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Hello everyone my issue is I just need an adhesive that I can purchase without zinc would definitely appreciate it if someone could give me some quality referencing thanks
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William to me Secure is by far the BEST adhesive and its zinc free. U can buy on eBay or Amazon. There's a lot of other little places that sell it online too I've found. Just Google secure adhesive. Also if u call the secure company they will send u a full size tube to try if u request it. It really is the best. I use poligrip powder when just at home but secure when I need an all day hold when I'm going out or sum thing.
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DOES Polident powder contain Zinc?
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I use super poligrip zinc free, my lips stay dry and cracked they burn so bad my tongue and the top part of my mouth also burn really bad and I have little bumps. Has anyone else experienced this. I've also been having a lot of stomach burning. I don't know what to do can a person be allergic to these products, also has anyone else been having stomach problem's from this.
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My mother gets what she calls "leaky gut" problems from her dental adhesive. She's been leaving them loose but recently got a new plate that doesn't fit as well so the problem has recurred. Is very allergic to sulfa and anything that's [blank] sulfate. Any suggetions?
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Maryann, your having the exact same thing happen as me. I wasnt aware that denture adhesive that contains zinc csn only be used once a day. I was using mine several times a day and my mouth and lips are burnt, swollen, and very red & sore to the point it hurts to eat or drink. Stomache problems as well, turns out it is zinc toxicity. Overuse of anything containing zinc can cause zinc poisoning. All i can do now iis discontinue use of poligrip powder & wait for the zinc levels to go down. I feel your pain, MISERABLE
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Debi Hilley

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Maryanne that us burning mouth syndrome. Allergy to the acrylic most likely. I had to go to a nylon composition denture.
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Denise Waldron Rhodes

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I am a month in but feel like something is making my mouth itch other than healing because the left side had been gone and I had a practical held with crowns/rootcanal and no problems...13 removed so maybe I just need to wait but itches over the areas that were already removed now using adhesives
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i would like to ask if anyone has had problems with their eyes from the adhesives. My eyes are Red, Itchy, Swollen, watery at times, and I have stopped with the Zinc creams and it is still a Huge Problem for me. Please Reply.
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