Department of Health warns about withdrawal of hemorrhoid cream due to “high content” of lead

Department of Health warns about withdrawal of hemorrhoid cream due to “high content” of lead

He Health Department (D.S.) alerted citizens, on Tuesday, about the “high lead content” in a Vietnamese ointment, sold through Facebook, to treat hemorrhoids.

According to the agency, they urge those who have purchased the product to discontinue its use immediately, as well as to consult with a doctor who can determine if there has been any lead contamination in the blood.

“Citizens are alerted to the withdrawal of items contaminated with lead, sold on Facebook. The population is urged to immediately stop using this product. See your primary doctor to get tested and find out the concentration of lead in your blood.”read the post on social media.

Alert about Vietnamese cream sold through Facebook (Supplied)

According to the Mayo Clinic, in the United States, lead poisoning occurs when this mineral accumulates in the body, often over months or years. Even, the portal indicates, small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems.

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