An article in the Neurology journal has caused many denture cream users to think twice before using products, such as Poligrip and Fixodent. According to the article, four patients suffered from neuropathy, a painful nerve disorder, and other neurological symptoms that are common in zinc poisoning cases. Some experts believe that excess use of denture cream may have led to their problems.
Denture cream usually contains zinc. Although small amounts of zinc are generally not harmful, when you consume excessive amounts, it can lead to serious problems. Excessive zinc can cause copper depletion, which may result in neurological disorders.
If you use denture cream, you may not have even been aware of the potential of zinc poisoning. You are not alone. The risks associated with zinc poisoning have not been highly publicized, so many consumers still do not know about the dangers of denture cream.
Zinc poisoning can cause weakness, numbness or loss of sensation. Severe zinc poisoning can cause neuropathy and can be deadly. If you or someone you know experiences any of the warning signs of zinc poisoning from denture cream, it is imperative that you see a doctor immediately.
Contact a Florida injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Lilly, O’Toole & Brown today at (863) 683-1111 if you have suffered from zinc poisoning.