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what do babies gums look like when teething

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Don't Do It: Infants should not be given honey due to potential for serious illness and infection due to infant's limited immunity.
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Not really. : Teething has been going on since mankind has been on earth. All children survive it. It usually causes more misery for the parents because the child n ... Read More
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Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Infants should not be given honey because their young immune systems aren't fully protective against the bacterium that can cause botulism. A sock wit ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Sterling
36 years experience Prosthodontics
No: No reason to do this. Generally, babies cry because the teeth cutting through the gums cause a localized inflammation. Getting a prescription for Pe ... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not helpful: Benadryl is an anti-histamine and won't really do anything to relieve teething pain, because histamine release is not involved in that process. Massag ... Read More
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Dr. Tim Kilkenny
26 years experience Pediatrics
No help: Potential sedation and no benefit likely. There are otc anesthetics that may help, or an occasional dose of tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Blister?: Could bd a little blood blister where a tooth is trying to erupt. Best thing to do is have your baby seen by a qualified pediatric dental specialist. ... Read More
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Not a problem: This is called an eruption hematoma. When the tooth starts to cut through the gum tissue it can sometimes cause the gum to bleed a little underneath. ... Read More
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Depends: There is an age range for the eruption of the first tooth and 7 months is well within the range. As far as the color of the gums, gums can be pigmente ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Call or page the Dr.: A 3 month-old baby who is "unconsolable" is fussy for a reason. If the baby had cold symptoms or has fever, an infection is likely. If truly not able ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Teething: I would not suggest giving an infant alcohol I would suggest rubbing children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on the gums or getting some baby oragel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
May be teething: Although a bit early, not unheard of. A chilled teething ring is the best "soother." It may actually be months until the 1st tooth erupts. Once it ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
21 years experience Dentistry
Where is white?: Do you mean her gum is white where there is an expected tooth? If so the gum gets white or blanched right before the tooth is erupting . I am not sure ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If you wish: I'm not convinced that it does anything for babies but it does give moms something to do, and some swear by them. The contents of gripe water are not ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Teething: A chilled teething ring for him to chew on will help numb the discomfort. Otc preps like anbesol or orajel rubbed on the area of the gums where tooth/ ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Don't expect it: You can feel that hardness back there for years before the molars actually come in. Infants often gnaw on their fingers because it feels good. Anythin ... Read More
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