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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. ...Read more

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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Is it okay to use orajel on babies? I'd rather use natural means of helping with teething pain, but nothing else seems to work..

Is it okay to use orajel on babies? I'd rather use natural means of helping with teething pain, but nothing else seems to work..

Try: Try orajel natural. Orajel that contains Benzocaine has a very rare risk of methemoglobinemia. Baby Motrin or baby tylenol (acetaminophen) usually work better and last longer. You can also try a chilled pacifier or teething ring. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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". ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr thinks my 6wk old is teething she crys sucks and drools a lot. Don't have any baby orajel gma suggested southern comfort on gums to help sooth?

Dr thinks my 6wk old is teething she crys sucks and drools a lot. Don't have any baby orajel gma suggested southern comfort on gums to help sooth?

Teething: I would not suggest giving an infant alcohol I would suggest rubbing children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on the gums or getting some baby oragel You can also use a cold teething ring ...Read more

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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, . ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I used baby orajel on my tongue and it caused my mouth to swell and its hard to smile, move my lips and to lick my lips. Should I call the doctor?

I used baby orajel on my tongue and it caused my mouth to swell and its hard to smile, move my lips and to lick my lips. Should I call the doctor?

Visit ER/Urgent Care: If the swollen tongue is caused by a drug reaction, you must stop taking the medication and visit ER or Urgeny care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I put baby orajel on my infected + inflamed wisdom tooth to help with pain on antibiotics and tylenol (acetaminophen) with codiene no helping gets pulled tuesday?

Can I put baby orajel on my infected + inflamed wisdom tooth to help with pain on antibiotics and tylenol (acetaminophen) with codiene no helping gets pulled tuesday?

You can try..: Orajel is quite safe, but not terribly powerful medicine to help with pain. It won't hurt to try it. You are already on antibiotic and so should be ok. You can consider adding motrin/aleve. Also, consult your doc/dentist to see if it is appropriate to increase your pain medicine i.e. Taking two tylenol/codeine at once may provide better pain control. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 16 week pregnant, I have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

I am 16 week pregnant, I have canker sore in my throat, is it safe orajel for my baby?

Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area with a Q-tip first then apply oragel or baby oragel with a Q-tip. Good Luck. Good to consider the effects on your baby. ...Read more

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Can I still use expired orajel?

Not recommended: You should never use expired medicine. As it gets old, the chemicals can break down and produce undesired effects or the medication is no longer effective. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orajel?

See Below: 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 available over the counter. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a substitute to orajel?

I need to know if there is a substitute to orajel?

Numerous: There are a numbe of topical anesthetics available otc for gum irritation or numbing of mouth ulcers. Ask your pharmacist. Know that none of them cure a toothache, abscess, infection. Please check w your dentist. ...Read more

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Can I use orajel underneath my tongue?

Yes: It is a topical anesthetic and numbs the area temporarily.
If it has been there awhile, you need to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Would orajel help with pain from a decaying tooth?

Not likely: Orajel is a topical anesthetic, but many toothaches are pain originating deep inside the tooth. For this reason, orajel is ineffective in providing significant relief. If your pain is from your gums, however, it can provide short term relief. The problem is you need to be very careful that you don't swallow too much. It's very easy to get too much which can upset your stomach. See a dentist. ...Read more

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Can orajel work only in your mouth?

Can orajel work only in your mouth?

Orajel: Orajel is a topical anesthetic that is not specific to the oral cavity. It's numbing effect can work anywhere, but it would be more effective on mucous membranes. Please read the directions before using it. ...Read more

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