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Benzocaine and Babies: Not a Good Mix

June 4, 2012 by


When a baby is teething, many a mom or dad reaches for a pain remedy containing benzocaine to help soothe sore gums.  Benzocaine is a local anesthetic and can be found in such over-the-counter (OTC) products as Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase. But the use of benzocaine gels and liquids for mouth and gum pain can […]

Benzocaine topical teething products may be fatal

May 3, 2011 by


Parents and grandparents beware: read this if your baby or grandchild is could save their life.. Methemoglobinemia is a rare, but serious condition in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced. In the most severe cases, methemoglobinemia can result in death. Patients who develop methemoglobinemia may experience signs […]


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