Camphor has medicinal properties like antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, cough suppressant, nasal decongestant, and antifungal. It is often used in inhalers and rubs to provide relief from nasal congestion. However, camphor is highly toxic and can irritate your child’s respiratory system when ingested.
According to medical studies, camphor is responsible for acute symptomatic seizures and might also lead to status epilepticus and death. Research has also shown that camphor can enter the little one’s body quickly and reach concentrations that are high enough and cause poisoning.
Now the question is, “What’s the alternative?” You can try natural vapour patches like BabyChakra’s Natural Vapour Patches, which also happens to be India’s first natural vapour patch for babies.
Accidental consumption of camphor by children has serious side effects:
Research suggests that ingestion of camphor by children can lead to hepatoxicity (damage to the liver) and neurotoxicity (damage to the nervous system)
It can also cause eye and skin irritation in children. Inhalation and skin exposure can even cause symptoms like muscular excitability, causing nausea, headache, vomiting, dizziness, convulsions and delirium.
Studies have shown that there have been seizures in children following gastrointestinal, inhalational and dermal exposure to camphor.
4 Benefits Of The Natural Vapour Patches
The natural vapour patches provide instant relief to your little one from nasal congestion and are formulated using natural ingredients like eucalyptus and peppermint oils.
Eucalyptus oil in it acts as an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and decongestant. It is used for treating several respiratory problems.
Peppermint oil in it acts as a natural decongestant and is known as a fever-reducer. It also aids to combat tough and silent colds.
These patches are toxin-free and non-greasy and are easy to use. Its long-lasting formulation promises to clear the congestion which ensures your baby’s sound sleep!
These are clinically proven and co-created with paediatricians. Devoid of toxins like camphor, chemicals, petroleum jelly, or paraffin, these eight-hour effective relief patches will not cause any harm to your little one.
There will be no more struggles of putting greasy balms or low-effect sprays when your child gets nasal congestion as these patches will be a saviour for sure.
Simple And Convenient To Use
These vapour patches are convenient to use. All you need to do is:
Tear and open the pouch to take one patch.
Peel off the sticker and stick it on your baby’s clothes or surroundings.
Keep these vapour patches handy as they are highly effective and are devoid of camphor.
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