We took our son for a routine dental visit, which was his first cleaning.
At this visit, they applied 'vanish varnish' made by omni oral pharmaceuticals a 3m company.
Upon application of this product, my son stuck his tongue out and refused to swallow.
After the treatment he continued to leave his tongue out of his mouth and to lick anything he could find.
Shortly after that, he vomited violently and i noticed his tongue was swollen and whole mouth was very red.
The dentist was aware that my son has an allergy to peanuts and most tree nuts and pulled the msds sheet for the product.
The ingredients were as follows: ethyl, alcohol, sodium fluoride, hexanes, rosin, and flavorings.
There were no allergy warnings.
The dentist then called the company and they reluctantly faxed over a toxicology assessment dated 2007, that states a "risk of allergic cross-reactions to colophony contained in vanish varnish in pts with allergic reactions to pine nuts.
" there were no allergy warnings on the product packaging and the toxicology report had not been distributed to the dentist.
My son's reaction was potentially life threatening.
A warning should be required to prevent more reactions in the future.
Dates of use: one day in 2007.
Diagnosis or reason for use: teeth cleaning.
Event abated after use stopped or dose reduced? yes.