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Mum Issue Warnings After Child Burns Tongue On Sour Lollipop

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Mum Issue Warnings After Child Burns Tongue On Sour Lollipop

A mum has issued a warning over sour lollipops after her child suffered a devastating burn to their tongue.

Sharing her story via Facebook page CPR Kids, the Australia-based mum wanted to spread awareness for other parents who may not be aware of the dangers of some extremely sour sweets.

A mum has issued a warning over sour lollipops after her child suffered a devastating burn to their tongue (Credit: Alamy)
A mum has issued a warning over sour lollipops after her child suffered a devastating burn to their tongue (Credit: Alamy)

CPR Kids wrote: "Thank you to the Perth mum who sent this to us, to spread awareness.

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"... Sour candy packaging often stipulates that children under 4 shouldn’t eat the sweets and that consuming multiple lollies quickly can cause 'temporary irritation to sensitive tongues and mouths'.

"Dental Association of Australia's Jonathan Teo says 'sour lollies can be very dangerous due to the high level of acid or PH which can cause chemical burns.'

"We posted about sour lollies and chemical burns last year - we understand that the labels come with warnings, but dentists say the lollies should be avoided altogether due to the acidic coating (regardless of age).

"CHOICE conducted lab tests on sour candy and the results are a little concerning - most sour lollies are more acidic than vinegar!"

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 In the devastating photo, the little one's tongue looks incredibly sore, with a burn in the middle (Credit: Facebook)
In the devastating photo, the little one's tongue looks incredibly sore, with a burn in the middle (Credit: Facebook)

In the devastating photo, the little one's tongue looks incredibly sore, with a burn in the middle.

And people were shocked upon reading the post, with one person writing: "Should be taken off the shelves just like dangerous toys."

While another said: "Stay away from these don’t let the kids near them."

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It's important to remember that lollipops in general are often not suitable for young children due to choking hazards - always check the packaging or seek medical advice if you're unsure.

Parents have been issuing warnings (Credit: Alamy)
Parents have been issuing warnings (Credit: Alamy)

Last year, a mum issued a warning after a four-year-old girl from Melbourne suffered a huge burn in her tongue after finding her brother's sour sweets.

“I burst into tears because I was really worried - I had never seen this before," mum Kirsty told 9News.

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“I literally went on a rampage and threw every lolly out of the house.

"I just wanted to make aware to parents how dangerous these lollies are."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Shutterstock

Topics: Life, Parenting, Food and Drink

Lucy Devine
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