Oral inflammation can be linked to an auto-immune inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease) but can also occur in people without any other gut symptoms. A specialized doctor or dentist will be able to diagnose you with either oro-facial granulomatosis or an oral inflammatory condition. Pollen food syndrome (or oral-allergy syndrome) is a condition where certain foods that have similar proteins to that seen in pollen can cause itching and swelling in the mouth and throat.
Dr Bridgette Wilson is the lead dietitian in the oral medicine department at Guy’s Hospital in London and has helped many patients gain control of their symptoms through the use of diet. She guides patients through how to work out their personal tolerance levels to trigger foods and balance their diet while managing symptoms.
What to expect from your consultation
Dr Bridgette will take time to thoroughly understand your medical history and will assess your diet. She will work with you to find a diet that helps identify triggers for your oral inflammation while promoting good long term health.
Typically, this will involve three sessions, for example:
Session 1: Assessment and dietary modifications
Session 2: Assessment of progress and consideration of next steps
Session 3: Long term nutritional management and healthy eating
If tests or treatments are needed, Bridgette will liaise with your consultant or GP.
For people with oral inflammation, we offer three appointments for £300, saving £30. Read our frequently asked questions.
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