The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine.
Benzocaine can get absorbed into a child’s system through the gums and cause seizures, breathing problems, and blood problems.
If your child is experiencing pain while teething, pediatricians recommend teething rings that are chilled but not frozen.
Parents can also give your child a small dose of Tylenol if they can see that the teeth are breaking through the surface.
The FDA said babies who experience problems from products with benzocaine should get medical attention immediately.
If you have child that may have been injured by a product that contains benzocaine, please contact Kalfus & Nachman today or call (855) 880-8163to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced defective drug attorneys. We represent defective drug victims throughout Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Newport News, Virginia.