A few months ago our Haley was acting a bit “off”. Not exactly a flare, but just not herself…a bit more irritable and weepy than usual. (If we hadn’t been doing Donkey Milk, I think it could have been a full on flare.) Then I noticed one day that there was a black spot on the inside of her gums, waaaay in the back. I got out the flossers and started digging it out of her gums, and digging, and digging. She was pretty patient, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get all the gunk out. Luckily, we were able to get her in to the dentist and she got it taken care of. There was a small cavity there too.
Since then, I’ve seen other mom’s post about loose teeth causing PANDAS flares, and the flares subsiding after the teeth fall out. Apparently, the mouth has strep in it, and it can enter the bloodstream via loose teeth, irritated gums, etc.
“There are thousands of different types of bacteria in the mouth. Some of them are friendly, others are not. Certain bacteria can cause harm, such as Streptococcus Mutans, which is the main culprit behind plaque buildup, gingivitis and cavities…
The way oil pulling works is simple. When you swish the oil around your mouth, the bacteria “get stuck” in it and dissolve in the liquid oil. Basically, you remove a large amount of the bacteria and plaque in your mouth each time you do this.” from The Coconut Momma
One PANDAS mom said that coconut oil pulling helped her child. I haven’t tried this method yet, but I wanted to share. And sometimes I like to post these tidbits so I’ll remember them later. We still have a lot of teeth to lose!! 😉
Here’s the link to how to do Coconut Oil Pulling and how to do it. If you try this method and it helps, please post and share with the rest of us!
This blog is written by an anonymous mom. PANDAS disease is ugly. It’s practically unheard of, but it’s not rare. 1 in 200 kids has it. That’s right up there with childhood diabetes…but my pediatrician had never heard of it. This leads me to the question, how many kids out there are misdiagnosed, drugged for “behavioral issues”, OCD, schizophrenia, ADD, Autism, ADHD, Anorexic, or taken from their “bad” parents by well meaning doctors, teachers, and lawyers who don’t know about PANDAS. How many parents are searching for answers every night, in silent agony over losing their child, and have no one to talk to, no one who understands. This blog is for those parents. Those doctors. Those teachers. But mostly, it’s for those children. The ones with the fear in their eyes and the haunted look. The chapped and bloodied hands from washing incessantly. The lost childhood.
Lord, multiply this, share it with those who need it most. I don’t have time, or resources, or knowledge to get it into their hands. If it will bless them, let this reach them. In Jesus Name I pray for each hurting child. Amen.
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