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April 23, 2009
Watchdog says children under 16 should not be given Bonjela

Watchdog says children under 16 should not be given Bonjela

Mouth ulcer? Have you ever experience it? Especially when you hit the spot while brushing. Ouch! Come Bonjela to the rescue. I have used Bonjela in the past but ever since I knew the magic of the pure plain water, aka water therapy, I cant remember when the last time I used it to soothe ulcer. The trick is just drink seas of water and your ulcer will go away, slowly and less painfully.

Bonjela is designed to relieve the pain and swelling caused by mouth ulcers, denture sores and brace sores. The latest article from the SkyNews six hours ago on Bonjela says that children under 16 should NOT be given it to treat mouth pains.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued an alert on oral pain relief gels which contain salicylate salts, including Bonjela and Bonjela Cool mint gel.

The salts have the same effect on the body as aspirin, which is not recommended for those under the age of 16.

There are concerns that young children could develop Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious condition which leads to serious liver and brain damage.

It is thought a previous viral infection, such as flu or chickenpox, and exposure to aspirin could trigger the illness.

However. no cases have yet been reported in connection with Bonjela.

Bonjela Teething Gel for young children contains a different formula to the adult varieties and is unaffected.

Read more on the article here.

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