Allergic to kissing?

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By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of the Academy

Something to think about before you lean in for your New Years kiss…  New research suggests that kissing can cause strong allergic reactions in some people.  That is if you kiss someone who has eaten something you are allergic to.  Brushing your teeth isn’t enough to clear away the allergen.  It seems that your kissing partners saliva still contains the allergen after food or medicine has been absorbed by their body.  So, if you must have that kiss with a person susceptible to allergies, experts suggest rinsing your mouth thoroughly and waiting 16-24 hours before you can safely enjoy that kiss.


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