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Silexan Lavender and an 1 1 year old.
OFF10H8ED posted:
I have anxiety attacks. I have xannax and take them as needed. From what our doctor can figure, I have managed to pass them onto my 11 year old daughter. I want to stay all natural with her. We have tired the Rescue Ramedy. It did not work for her. Her doctor recommended Valeria but the woman at the health food store said that would put her to sleep and be counterproductive for school. She suggested Calm Aid which is silexan lavender, for her. The box says not to use it on children. Valeria says the same thing and her doctor had suggested that. Is this safe for her to take?
Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
The main problem here when anyone recommends a non-prescription product is that there is almost nothing that provides adequate guidelines or protection regarding these products. The FDA does not, as far as I know, supervised the production of these products in any way. It only comes to their attention when someone has noted that there is an ingredient that can be harmful or cause problems with medications. Then, the FDA may issue an advisory to healthcare providers and/or the general public.

I would be extremely careful about giving anything to a child which could cause problems. I believe that rather than giving your child a product, it might be best to allow her to have an opportunity with a mental health professional who deals with children in something like play therapy. This can be very helpful and, certainly, has less potential in the way of concern as there would be with a product the child would ingest.

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