Baby’s and Anbesol Can be Dangerous Combination

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Teething pain can be excruciating for babies and care givers. Parents will try anything to get everyone back to sleep and many common over the counter remedies have Benzocaine as the active ingredient (Anbesol. Hurricane, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase). The FDA has issued a warning that Benzocaine can trigger a rare but potentially life threatening blood condition, which is most prevalent in children under 2 years old. We recommend cold teething rings and rubbing a finger over affected gums as better remedies for teething pain. Here is the FDA consume report web link: