Teething medications to avoid…

babyTeething medication .  It sounds like a good idea. . . to make the mouth numb.  But, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the topical pain relievers are not effective because they wash out of the child’s mouth within minutes.  Also, the  FDA warned that if an excessive amount of lidocaine is used, the infants and young children can have seizures, severe brain injury and heart issues.

In addition, the FDA is advising AGAINST the use of over-the-counter topical teething medications for pain.

Want to learn more?  http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140709lidocaineadvisory.html

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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