What is the role of allergies in the etiology of burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A study by Lynde et al suggested that in some patients with burning mouth syndrome, contact allergy may play a role in the condition. Of 132 patients with burning mouth syndrome who underwent patch testing, 89 (67%) demonstrated allergic reactions, with the results from 66 (74%) of these patients thought to possibly be relevant. Among the most common allergens found were nickel sulfate 2.5%, benzoyl peroxide 1%, and cinnamic alcohol 1%. [48]

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