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Author: Dr. John Winkler
- Camphor from Vicks Vapor rub and Tigerbalm has a very low toxic level and can cause lethargy, altered mental status, and seizures – very dangerous for children.
- Oil of Wintergreen contains Salicylates – basically aspirin – which only takes 1 teaspoon to be deadly for children.
- Aspirin OD causes neurotoxicity – changes the blood brain barrier – leads to brain edema and death.
- Patients always need to go to the ICU and may need intubation.