An important article for anyone who is looking for a natural teething remedy, no matter what country you live in.
Serious health concerns have been raised about the use of toothache gels on teething infants containing the ingredients Benzocaine, prompting calls for new warning labels.
US health officials, the Food and Drug Administration have recently, again warned about the dangers of teething remedies containing the ingredient Benzocaine and the serious and dangerous effect it can have on little ones.
What is Benzocaine?
Benzocaine is a pain-relieving ingredient used to treat a variety of pain-related conditions such as a sore throat, toothaches, sore gums and earaches. It works by numbing the affected area by blocking nerve signals to your body.
It is important to note that Benzocaine should NOT be given to children under 2 years of age as it can cause a rare blood condition (methemoglobinemia,) which elevates levels of methemoglobin in the blood while reducing the amount of oxygen carried through the blood. Symptoms include shortness of breath, headache and rapid heart rate.
In Australia, oral gel products containing benzocaine, such as Oral-eze and Nyal Toothache Drops, are regulated as over-the-counter medicines but are not allowed for use in children.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on Friday said it was aware of the FDA warning.
“The TGA will review the information from the FDA to see whether any action is required in the Australian context,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
So when it comes to finding relief for your teething baby, it’s important to know exactly what you’re putting into your child’s mouth. And that why we created Bubbagum natural teething gel.
What makes Bubbagum natural teething gel is safe to use?
Bubbagum teething gel contains all natural ingredients and organic active ingredients including, Chamomile flower, liquorice root, fennel seed and marshmallow root. Naturally helping to soothe inflamed gums and calm grumpy teething monsters!
All of our ingredients have been carefully selected, laboratory tested and manufactured to the highest Australian standards.
Here at Bubbagum, we know that all babies develop in their own time (which makes us all unique) and can start teething from any age, some babies are even born with teeth! So we have made sure our teething gel is safe and suitable for all ages. And when it comes to newborn teething, it can become a confusing time when it comes to deciding on when to start with pain relief medications. Bubbagum teething gel has been tried on teething babies as young as 3 months up to adults with gum/mouth ulcers. So IT’S SAFE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
For a full list of ingredients, head to our ingredients page. No secrets here!
♥ Australian made and owned
♥ 100% satisfaction guaranteed
♥ No numbing agents
♥ cruelty free and vegan friendly
♥ Formulated with love and care
No artificial additives. No medications. No benzocaine. No belladonna. Just good stuff!
Bubbagum teething gel consistency is slightly runnier than other gels you may be used to. The reason for this – we wanted to make sure our teething gel is as natural as possible for your little ones.
Because we know how precious your little monsters are.
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