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how long does numbness last for baby teething gel?

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Dr. Boris Ripa
36 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 hours: 2-3 hours...
Answered on Dec 25, 2012
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Dr. Stan Shih
Dr. Stan Shih answered
18 years experience Dentistry
Do not use: The fda has advised against the use of benzocaine-containing teething gels in children under the age of two. Although very rare, the Benzocaine gel has been associated with cases of methemoglobinemia which is potentially a life-threatening deprivation of oxygen.
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Dr. David Sullivan
41 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
20 minutes tops: I feel the need to warm you about teething gels. In my experience they are not very effective and the anesthetics in them are rapidly absorbed form the gut.The levels are relative to their weight and they just isn't much room for error.With little babies and small children it is easy to get into a dangerous amount of anesthetic. There isn't much room for error. Use cold, Ibuprofen and try camilia.
Answered on May 4, 2017
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Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Agree: Further, not only is the numbness short lasting, but when it wears off the pain often is worse than it was to begin with. That is called rebound pain. I recommend never using the stuff, ever.
Answered on Jun 6, 2013

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