FDA: Teething gel warning for babies

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that rubbing Orajel or Anbesol on the gums of a teething baby can lead to methemoglobinemia, a serious condition that leads to oxygen deprivation and, in extreme cases, even death. These topical anesthetics sold over-the-counter for teething and toothache pain contain benzocaine, the source of the FDA’sContinue reading “FDA: Teething gel warning for babies”