‘Applying mentholatum on babies nose, mouth risky, could cause seizures, respiratory depression’

A Consultant Paediatrician at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idiaraba, Lagos, Dr. Gbemisola Boyede has cautioned against applying mentholatum on babies, noting that it could cause serious health complications. According to the paediatrician, applying mentolatum on the nose and mouth of babies to treat cough is particularly dangerous because it could cause serious life-threatening complications.

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