A 30-year-old female asked:
My husband was drinking a soda and his finger accidentally touched my 3 year olds mouth. could she get infant botulism from the high fructose corn syr?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: The high fructose corn syrup in soda generally does not contain botulism and regardless that type of exposure could not cause a problem. It is fine
3.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Relax: Infant botulism is a problem of infants, not toddlers. Once the gut has matured and food sources change it is generally not seen. It certainly has nothing to do with soda and its sweeteners.
1.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 4, 2016
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