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A 30-year-old male asked:

my 7 month baby is teething and cry while in sleep and chew objects.wot medicine we should give him for easy teething and relieve gums?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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/teeth are erupting also numbs the pain. Be careful not so much that the child numbs his tongue or gag reflex as that may present a choking hazard.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Teething: An appropriate dose on infant Motrin (ibuprofen) will give the best relief. Topical agents like anbesol or oragel have also been used, but i think the Ibuprofen gives more relief of the pain and inflammation.
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Wait; no benzocaine: There are many soothing remedies. I have to disagree with my colleagues here. Whatever you do, avoid using numbing gels like anbesol or orajel. Anything that contains Benzocaine can precipitate a rare but dangerous reaction called methemoglobinemia. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm306062.htm.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

My 1month old baby has gurgling sound when she breathes, its like she has phlegm, but she doesn't have cough or cold, its worst at night what could it be?

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Dr. Sabina Ben-Zion
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Can be normal: Babies often have a congested sound because they breathe through their nose and can't blow their noses. Your baby may also have some milk/formula in back of throat that she is not clearing or coughing like adults would. As long as your baby is not having labored breathing, and it is not interferring with her eating or sleeping, treat it as just a noise.

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