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What is the best treatment for a teething baby?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Teething: A wet cold (but not frozen) hand cloth or a chilled teething ring. Do not use orajel or similar products.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Teething gel: The best is to apply some teething anesthetic gel to the gums since it becomes very etchy and painfull a mild rever reducer would help with the low grade fever that accompanies teething.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
I APOLOGIZE FOR THE PREVIOUS POST AND THE SOFTWARE GLITCH. HERE IS WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MY COMMENT: Read these articles first as there are some known dangers! http://www.livestrong.com/article/187958-orajel-for-teething-pain/ and http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/news/20110505/fda-warns-about-teething-medication
Dec 30, 2012
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 41 years experience
Teething and pain: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring.Some parents have found camilia really aids in teething discomfort. It is important you do not give your baby more than four doses of Acetaminophen in any one day. Acetaminophen really challenges the liver. Massaging the gum tissue with a soft bristle brush can also help.

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Teething: If a pacifier is not successful, a clean cold washcloth or cold teething ring can be tried. The teething ring should be made of solid rubbery material - not fluid-filled. Acetaminophen by nouth can also give relief irritability. Do not use preparations with Benzocaine because it is harmful to baby's blood.
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Soothing remedies: Teething is uncomfortable, and soothing a teething baby can be as challenging as soothing a colicky baby: tylenol (acetaminophen) / Ibuprofen to help relieve the discomfort; consider the following soothing topical oil: 1-2 drops of essential clove oil in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, apply to gums with cotton swab every couple hours for soothing effect. Teething symptoms can be confused with ear infections.

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