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is mint tea safe for a baby

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
No : A report states mint tea may contain toxic pennyroyal oil which can be lethal in infants. This may in rare cases cause acute liver failure.

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A male asked:
Dr. Khayriyyah Chandler
13 years experience Family Medicine
Likely...: I have peppermint and chamomile tea for upset tummies in a bottle or cup. I do not have experience with spearmint per se. Steep then water down with c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: No.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I never advise it: A light brew of chamomile tea may give you something to do but i can remember no research data showing predictable benefit. Teas have been offered for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonober Umair
17 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid: There are many other healthy foods you can give her. Try to avoid foods not labelled for children.
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many benefits: Peppermint tea has many benefits:it reduces gas, bloating & nausea & helps abdominal & menstrual cramps.It can help headaches, relieve lung & sinus co ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
None: No health effects that I am aware of.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
36 years experience Dentistry
Salty taste : No it has nothing to do with it, i drink strong tea by any standard most people will not drink it, never had any salty taste from it. If the taste tra ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not that I know.: First, identify what kind of headache you have and what may be underlying cause. Furthermore, your medication can lead to increased and more frequent ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: I have never known of such an association.

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