Expired Vit A?
Is it dangerous for a 16 month old baby to drink this vitamin? It has expired 4 months
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Vitamin A is a type of fat soluble vitamin that has various functions in supporting health, including:
Maintain eye health and optimize vision function Prevent and treat measles Relieves inflammation, for example in the skin, gastrointestinal tract, airway Maintain endurance Increase stamina Maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes (mucosa) Healthy fetal development Has good antioxidant properties to prevent cell development cancer, healthy heart and blood vessels, prevent premature aging, and various other functions Various foods and drinks are known to contain high vitamin A, including beef, liver, eggs, fish oil, milk and its processed products, tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin, melons, apricots, mangoes, nuts, and so on. However, to increase the intake of vitamin A nationally, the government also plans to provide vitamin A capsules which are given to children aged 6 to 59 months free of charge.
Depending on the condition of the capsule and the child's immune system, giving a vitamin A capsule that has expired can be dangerous, but it may not. In mild conditions, the expiration of vitamin A capsules may only cause less benefit in the body. However, in severe conditions, children may also experience health problems, for example vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, skin rashes, shortness of breath, or various other complaints. For this reason, every health worker and parent must be careful before giving their children vitamin A capsules.
Our advice is to get your child checked by a doctor so that they can be evaluated for any harmful effects they experience due to the consumption of expired vitamin A capsules. That way, your child can get fast and precise treatment. At home, you can multiply by giving your child drinking and healthy and nutritious food. Also give him breast milk to increase his endurance. And, keep an eye on the possibility of danger signs as mentioned above.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah