Déjà Vu All Over Again: FDA Reissues Teething Gel Warning

Break out the teething rings…again… A little over a year ago, the FDA issued a warning about benzocaine teething gels such as Hurricane, Baby Orajel and Orabase, due to their ability to cause a blood disorder called methemoglobinemia Last week, they reissued the warning, citing concerns about parents not recognizing the symptoms of the disorder. …

FDA Tells Parents to Avoid Benzocaine Teething Gels

Update available here This week, the FDA issued a warning against some teething gels due to an increase in cases of methemoglobinemia among children given such products. This blood disorder keeps oxygen from efficiently getting to the body’s cells. Because the main symptom is a bluish hue to the skin, the condition is also known …