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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

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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.


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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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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 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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