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Homeopathic Teething Products May Pose Health Risk to Children


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According to Reuters, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised against homeopathic teething tablets and gels for young children.

Details of the FDA Warning

The FDA warned against these homeopathic teething methods due to potential health risks in children, especially in infants. The FDA warning prompted CVS Health Corp Inc. to voluntarily withdraw the products.

The FDA has initiated testing of the products, along with analyzing already existing health reports. The health reports the FDA are taking into consideration during the analysis are ones that show a link between the products in question and seizures in children and infants since as early as 2010.

CVS and Hyland distribute these homeopathic teething tablets and gels. They are also sold online and in other retail stores.

If Homeopathic Teething Products Cause Health Emergency

According to FDA.gov, if a child experiences symptoms related to the homeopathic teething tablets and gels (such as seizures, lethargy, difficulty breathing, etc.), then medical treatment should be sought immediately.

Instead of these homeopathic teething products, the FDA advises parents, and other caregivers, to seek the advice of a health professionals for alternative that are safer the child.

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