One More Reason to Wash your hands - Don’t Share the Wealth with Testosterone Gels
Posted May 09 2009 10:41pm
The FDA is concerned that children, touched, after an adult has applied the gel could be exposed, so wash your hands and keep the testosterone to yourself:) BD
THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Children can experience troubling health effects if they come into contact with topical testosterone gels used by some American men, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced that two of these preparations would now carry boxed warnings to highlight the risk.
Accidental pediatric exposures to the gels can occur when the "consumer forgets to wash their hands or forgets to cover a treated area, and then has close contact with the child, or may have not waited for their skin to dry and then picks up a child," Dr. Dianne Murphy, the FDA's director of the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics within the Office of the Commissioner, said during a Thursday afternoon press conference.