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Can I Feed My Baby After Orajel
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 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
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..
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Baby Orajel: How old is your little brother? Tell your parent or guardian immediately and have them call the pediatrician! ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
Orajel: Yes, but use in moderation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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