A medical doctor on Twitter has warned parents with newborn babies about the dangers of camphor.
According to Aproko Doctor, “If you have a newborn baby, avoid camphor around them and even on their clothes Camphor or naphthalene is linked to jaundice in new babies Jaundice is yellow coloration of their skin and eyes because of overproduction of bilirubin. Bilirubin is poisonous to the brain of a child.”
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When asked if it is safe to use mentholatum on babies, seeing as they contain camphor, he said it’s safer to wrap the baby up than to use mentholatum on a baby.
“There is nothing like baby mentholatum I know they wrote it on the container But mentholatum has been linked to jaundice in babies, and the excess bilirubin that causes jaundice can cause life long damage to a baby’s brain. If a baby is cold, wrap them, don’t use mentholatum,” he wrote.
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