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A 33-year-old female asked:

my son is teething what can i give him ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Chill the gums: Many parents find pacifiers they can freeze will chill the gums enough to provide relief. They buy several and rotate them as they warm up to body temperature. A small face cloth impregnated with ice chips offers them something similar to gnaw on. I don't encourage "pain" meds that might cover up a real fever from illness.
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 13 years experience
Cold teething toys: I don’t recommend any type of pharmaceuticals for teething. Cold teething toys that the baby can put in their mouth will soothe them!
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Let him chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them.

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