Honey is a possible source of the Clostridium botulisum dispute and is involved in previous cases of infant botulinum. Spores can rapidly multiply in an immature digestive system for infants. ( Steve Buissinne | Pixabay )
The Texas authorities, as well as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), warn their parents not to feed honey to infants after four cases of infant botulinum in the country. All four cases are related to pets containing honey.
Examples of infant botulism in Texas
The Ministry of Health Services in Texas warns parents and other adults not to put pets containing honey to babies after four infants were treated for botulism in the country. They mentioned that dirty dude was purchased in Mexico, but similar products can be purchased in the United States through special stores or online retailers.
Medu dude is not actually meant to be used, but small holes or leaks can lead to a baby that swallows honey. Parents are also advised to pay attention to other dudes that contain other food products, as they may also be a risk factor for botulism.
Similarly, the FDA also issued advice on this issue, with parents warning that they do not feed honey to an infant. In it the agency reminds parents that it is among the known source of Clostridium botulinum, one of the toxins that cause botulism, and that it can easily multiply in the infant's gut because their digestive system is still unresolved.
The Agency advises parents and carers not to give children and small children honey filled or honeyed snobs and those who have purchased such products to immediately discard them. It is also recommended that sellers of such products stop selling.
Botulism is a rare, but severe illness caused by toxin that attacks the nerves, and could cause problems with breathing, paralysis and even death. Her symptoms usually begin with a weakness in the muscles that control the face, eyes, throat and mouth, and can spread to the arms, legs, torso and neck. It may also weaken the muscles that control breathing, so they can cause breathing problems and death.
It is especially dangerous for young children, so the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics do not advise to keep honey to infants under the age of 12 months.
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