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Iodine & Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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Long story short, I saw an Oral Surgeon Monday about a molar that split.. All 4 molars came in with the enamel missing in the center of the teeth (when I was 6)... I'm sure it was undiagnosed Celiac... When I filled out the Medical History sheet, I didn't give Iodine a thought as an allergic to.....

My question is if one has Dermatitis Herpetiformis, are they allergic to Iodine?

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Long story short, I saw an Oral Surgeon Monday about a molar that split.. All 4 molars came in with the enamel missing in the center of the teeth (when I was 6)... I'm sure it was undiagnosed Celiac... When I filled out the Medical History sheet, I didn't give Iodine a thought as an allergic to.....

My question is if one has Dermatitis Herpetiformis, are they allergic to Iodine?

Dr. Peter H.R. Green's book discusses Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) and sensitivity to Iodine in the chapter on DH (p. 130-131). Quote from Dr. Green's book: "It is unclear what the mechanism of this relationship is, but we do know that people who have dermatitis herpetiformis also appear to be sensitive to iodine. Often the DH will not improve -and flare-ups may occur- unless iodine is minimized or eliminated from the diet. This includes iodized salt or salty foods...and different forms of seafood..."

My personal experience is with my husband. He'd been gluten-free but experiencing flare-ups with his eczema. It was because we were eating salmon at least once a week for the Omega-3 benefits. Once he stopped eating salmon or any other seafood, those flare-ups went away.

Good luck with your dental work!

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I would let them know you can't have iodine when you go back in but it is doubtful that he will be using anything with iodine in your mouth. Do have them check and make sure the products they do use will be gluten-free though. The only things I have had issues with at the dentist is the numbing get that they use before the novacaine and the flavors for the tooth polish but I don't know if other products might be an issue. My new dentist checks everything and for the first time in years I can get dental work done and not get sick afterwards.

I hope they are able to fix that tooth for you or that the extraction isn't too bad. I am in the middle of some real extensive work and I know it is no fun.

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