Table 1.

Complications From Additives to Chewing Gum

SymptomsCause
Diarrhea, flatulence, borborygmiSorbitol
Mouth ulcersCinnamon flavoring
Perioral dermatitisGum oils
Diffuse cutaneous urticariaChlorophylla, menthol, butylhydroxytoluene
Dental cariesConcentrated sweetener, corn syrup
Hypertension, hypokalemiaLicorice (glycyrrhetinic acid)