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Can I feed my baby after giving him orajel natural?

Can I feed my baby after giving him orajel natural?

Yes: You are already putting a medication into his mouth so he will swallow a little bit of it anyway. Also, after a couple of minutes the numbing effect should have already occurred.

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Orajel (Definition)

Orajel is a trade name for a topical preparation of benzocaine...A local anesthetic. It is used topically to numb the area to which it is applied. Typically, it is applied to oral tissues to reduce pain from canker sores, sore gums or other sensitive areas of the mouth. It is ...Read more


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What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain..

What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain..

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 generally not recommended for infants because if too much is applied it can be swallowed and cause temporary numbness of the tongue and throat making it difficult for them to swallow. Contact you pediatrician for recommendations on what analgesic you can use.

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Is orajel safe for teething babies? I have used orajel to help my baby with teething pain, but I'm worried about the side effects. Should I stop using it for teething? .

Is orajel safe for teething babies? I have used orajel to help my baby with teething pain, but I'm worried about the side effects. Should I stop using it for teething? .

Seek solutions: Call a pediatric dental specialist (as opposed to a general dentist). They have lots of suggestions that you will find to be very helpful.

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Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Could a baby overdose on baby orajel?

Not really: Using too much baby orajel may make your child nauseated and fussy. The medicament has limited effect. You would be better using a cool or iced rag or frozen rings (liquid filled plastic loops) for them to suck or chew on.

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Is Orajel safe for a 7mos old baby? Can it help lessen teething pain?

Is Orajel safe for a 7mos old baby? Can it help lessen teething pain?

Which one?: Orajel containing benzocaine should NOT be used before 24 months. Baby Orajel without Benzocaine should be OK. Do not overdose. With a q-tip dap a tiny little bit onto the area where tooth is trying to emerge. A chilled teething ring may be just as effective, Talk to your Pediatrician about Baby Motrin. Take your child to a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) as a 1st b'day present.

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Is there a baby orajel for fever blisters?

Is there a baby orajel for fever blisters?

Fever blisters: Before applying anything check with your dentist or pediatrician. Your child may have a viral infection called herpetic stomatitis. Orajel is a topical anesthetic, but there are more effective treatments. If it is viral, your pediatrician may want to treat it differently.

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Is it ok to put orajel on baby thigh before shots?

Is it ok to put orajel on baby thigh before shots?

Yes, but...: Most, if not all, doctors would consider that a waste of time and money. The Orajel will not make a noticeable difference in anything related to the shots. Even the skin anesthetics that doctors sometimes use before starting IV's or doing blood draws need not be used in babies' shots, partly because the shot needles are tiny and the pain is more from the vaccine liquid expanding into the muscle.

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Is using baby orajel bad for the gums? Someone told me it toughens the gums and I shouldn't use orajel.

Is using baby orajel bad for the gums? Someone told me it toughens the gums and I shouldn't use orajel.

Not to Be Used: I find it does not work well and may rarely cause very serious side effects including methhemoglobinemia which is life threatening.

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Can orajel cause a baby to spit up?

Can orajel cause a baby to spit up?

Regurgitation: Infants are more sensitive to any type of drug (which oralgel is). If the infant swallows some of the gel which gets diluted into the saliva, a normal response of rejection occurs and the baby "spits up".

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Is it safe to use "baby" orajel on a 6 month old who is teething?

Yes: It is safe, but may not be the most effective remedy. Cold applied to the area, such as chilled teething rings and acetaminophen orally may be more helpful.

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What do I do if my little brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

What do I do if my little brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

Baby Orajel: How old is your little brother? Tell your parent or guardian immediately and have them call the pediatrician!

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What do you suggest if my lil brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

What do you suggest if my lil brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

Not a problem: Baby orajel shouldn't contain fluoride so there shouldn't be a problem with toxicity. What you need to worry about in the future is to be sure he doesn't swallow toothpaste with fluoride. If he does be sure he drinks a lot of milk as soon as it happens. The calcium in the milk will bond to the fluoride and keep him safe.

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What to do if I have a tooth ache & I tried adult maxium strength anbesol but it wore off, so then I tried baby orajel swabs?

What to do if I have a tooth ache & I tried adult maxium strength anbesol but it wore off, so then I tried baby orajel swabs?

Call a dentist: Orajel is great for teething babies, when the pain is from a tooth that is erupting through the gum. For adults, the treatment of choice is to be immediately seen by a dentist. Orajel prolongs the inevitable. An emergency if the tooth is not treated soon. Please make the call and feel better tomorrow, .

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What can you put on a blister in your mouth to relieve pain? Baby orajel?

What can you put on a blister in your mouth to relieve pain? Baby orajel?

Oral blister: Orajel, anbesol, or viscous Lidocaine (prescription item) would all make sense. They tend to help some but are not dramatic cures. If you see a doctor there are certain treatments s/he can try like silver nitrate application or cortisone injection.

Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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