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what to use for teething pain

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
There are Exceptions: The ferber method is fine as long as the baby has no other issues. For example teething can be painful and it is not the proper thing to do to not con ... Read More
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Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Camelia: Camelia is a homeopathic teething remedy widely available and very often helpful. You may be able to continue the ferber method by treating the teeth ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
58 years experience Dentistry
Quit: Either go on with it, or suspend its use for awhile.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Stop immediately!!: Prodol and other medications that contain Benzocaine have been found to be unsafe in infants under 24 months old and should no longer be used!! They c ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andries Nienaber
Specializes in General Practice
Teething problems: Give cool foods and chew toys to soothe the gums. Ice lollies or a washcloth soaked in cold water. If the child is in visible (crying) pain give some ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Don't use regular (adult) orajel on babies due to the Benzocaine concentration. The company has come out with a new product for babies that is ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
There : There are small teething rings made to be frozen that you can let you child chew on. Sometimes a clean wash rag will do the trick also. Orajel is ge ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Not a good idea: Swallowing viscous Lidocaine is not good for them and could lead to choking. Chewing on something cold and firm is more helpful. Give them a damp wash ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Teething: You can use teething gel, but using something cold may be more effective. Try using half of a frozen bagel to have him gnaw on.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
22 years experience Pediatrics
Teething Pains: First, you can try an over the counter product called oragel naturals and a rubbery like toy. Massaging the gums with the little rubber toothbrush th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Don't use!: I would not recommend using topical anesthetic gels in children. See the following article: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/baby/news/20110505/fda-war ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: The eruption of baby teeth is a bit unpredictable. The average is a tooth /mo starting at 4-6mo but many times they come in in pairs or more. Some con ... Read More
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