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FDA Warns of Numbing Medication For Teething Babies

On Behalf of | Jun 30, 2014 | Child Safety, Product Liability

Toledo based personal injury attorneys, Williams DeClark Tuschman, are offering FREE consultation for those who have been in contact with viscous lidocaine. This past Thursday (June 26), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public about the potential harms for using viscous lidocaine as a pain reliever for teething babies. Viscous lidocain is a gel like syrup that contains a local anesthetic and requires a prescription. It is typicallused to treat throat or mouth ulders for patients undergoing chemotherapy. If too much is given to an infant and young children or if they swallow too much it can have severe consequences. Symptoms of of receiving too much lidocain can include seizures, heart problems and severe brain injury. Here are some a couple tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to follow for teething pains:

  • Use a teething ring chilled in the refrigerator (not frozen)
  • Gently rub or massage the child’s gums with your finger to relieve the symptoms

If you or a loved one has been in contact the Viscous lidocaine, please call our personal injury attorneys at the law office of Williams DeClark Tuschman at 419-719-5195. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you in your next course of action.