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M’sian Parents Beware: These Products Could Cause Children Aged 2 & Below To Have Seizures If Wrongly Used

Growing up Asian, our parents believed more in home-remedies as compared to Western medications. The diagnosis for most ailment would be your body “overheating” and you should just drink more water.

However, it seems like some of the products believed to be an Asian parents’ staple might be causing more harm than good. Public Health Malaysia explained in a Facebook post some of these common products are actually dangerous to be used on children below the age of two as they contain camphor.

The usage of these products can lead to your children having seizures and even death or poisoning if ingested. Some of these products that contain camphor include:

1. VapoRub

2. Tiger Balm

3. Minyak Angin Cap Kapak

*Can cause convulsion; Contraindicated in children below 2 years of age

4. Mentholatum Ointment

4. Minyak Angin Cap Lang

5. Salonpas

6. Yoko Yoko

7. Hurix’s Nutmeg Balm

*Can cause convulsion; Contraindicated in children below 2 years of age

Here’s the full list of products that shouldn’t be used for any children below the ages of two:

Make sure you read the labels of the products before using it for your children. If you’re unsure, consult a doctor first or a simple Google search would do!