FDA warns: Don't let your children sink their teeth into benzocaine

The FDA says benzocaine-based products should no longer be used for teething.
1:06 | 05/24/18

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The soundtrack TV. TV's new tea break. What a appeared to do. A common reaction go to the local drugstore chews all the products made specifically for TV campaign. The FDA Dell says stop right beer the US Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers are products containing the chemical bids are keen. Pose serious health risks to infants and children. Should not be used builder came as the associated with a dangerous health condition called met hemoglobin Lima. The results in decreased oxygen in the blood that could lead to death. Steps are being taken to increase awareness of the risk of these products especially those younger than two. The FDA wants companies that safety warnings are all over the counter oral health products that contain been there Cain. Even asking that these products no longer be marketed or sold. Read the labels the FDA will continue to monitor the safety profile of these products this is all take action as necessary. So the baby's teething now what. You'll fashion cure a general assault with your fingers or your Charles gums is the go to -- met with this medical minute I'm Kenneth mouton ABC news.

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