A mum is warning parents to taste Nurofen themselves before giving it to their young ones, after her daughter’s bad reaction to the medicine left her concerned.

Rachel Deakin’s six-month-old daughter Autumn ‘instantly started screaming and gagging’ after tasting the children’s medicine which she was given when struggling with a cough and cold as well as teething.  Both she and husband Shaun felt ‘a burning sensation’ in their throats and started to cough when trying the children’s Nurofen.

Rachel, from Tyldesley, has complained to Nurofen and contacted Tyldesley Co-op where the product was removed from the shelves.  A spokesman for Nurofen said they are investigating the claim and have sent off a sample of the product for testing.