The Food and Drug Administration warns parents about homeopathic teething products. It seems that they are a threat to children. According to health officials, teething can be solved without prescriptions or many remedies. They think that parents should find safer alternatives instead of giving their children homeopathic teething tablets.
FDA wants to investigate more the side effects of these products. It seems that homeopathic teething products can cause seizures to infants. The agency is going to test more products and inform the public of how dangerous these meds really are. Health officials said that the products have not been approved for safety. They want to make sure the drugs have benefits for the children.
The biggest issue of these products is that they contain belladonna, a substance that, at large doses, can be very harmful. If your child has seizures, is not able to breathe or sleeps too much, belladonna could be responsible for these symptoms. Parents should go to a doctor as soon as they can and stop using these products for their children.
Even though there were not many cases of children who got sick due to them, even one case is enough. A children’s life should not be in danger. Teething is a normal process for children. Parents should go to the doctor before buying medication regarding this problem and search for safer alternatives. FDA advises parents to go with what is safe instead of using homeopathic teething products.
Most babies have their first teeth between 4 and 7 months old. By the time they are 3, they should have 20 healthy baby teeth that are not supposed to fall until the age of six.
You can help your child by giving him something to chew or rub a clean finger over his sore gums to release the pain. Another idea would be to give him cold food if he is old enough to eat solids. A yogurt will help him feel better.
While there are some parents who do not have any problems, there are also who experience some issues. They could refuse food or have sleep problems because of the pain. However, do not forget that what happens in a normal thing for all children.Do not be afraid and the most important thing, do not give them homeopathic teething products.
Image source: Flickr.com