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Dr. Carlos Jesurun Dr. Jesurun
Pediatrics - Neonatology
44 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Prob not necessary: Usually the parents have more discomfort than baby. Fewer drugs are better than more drugs. Cold teething rings are safe to use without relying on Tylenol (acetaminophen)

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Dr. Willa Terry Dr. Terry
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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When do babies start teething?

When do babies start teething?

Teething: Most babies get their first tooth around six months and then a new tooth about every month or so - a typical 1 year old may have six teeth. However some babies are born with teeth (natal teeth) and some babies don’t get their first tooth until they are 1, there is a wide range for normal development. Kids may lose their first tooth around age 5, barring trauma.

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Dr. Naina BatishNainaB Dr. BatishNainaB
Pediatrics
28 years in practice
University of Pune, B. J. Medical College
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When do babies begin teething?

When do babies begin teething?

4-9 months: Babies usually start drooling and putting fingers in mouth by 4 months. Sometimes they can show all symptoms of teething a good 2 months before you see the tooth pop through. It is ok if you see no tooth even at 9 months as long as the baby is growing fine and is not completely bald.

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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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Hi, how many months does babies start teething?

Hi, how many months does babies start teething?

Very Variable: While most infants start between 4-8 months old, it is perfectly normal to start younger or later. While rare, some children do not start teething until 12 months of age. Children who get their baby teeth late will often get their permanent teeth later as well. If you have concerns bring them to a pediatric dentist. No child is to young for a dental exam.

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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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What symptoms surface when babies are teething?

What symptoms surface when babies are teething?

That depends: Some babies have no symptoms at all. Most will have excess saliva, want to chew on things and perhaps be a little cranky. A few may develop low grade fever and/or mild diarrhea. If more severe symptoms develop the baby should be evaluated by their pediatrician as they may have a cold or illness in addition to teething.

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Dr. Hoang Truong Dr. Truong
Dentistry - Cosmetic
11 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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What is the normal age to start teething in babies?

What is the normal age to start teething in babies?

4-8 months: Most infants start teething between 4-8 months of age. There is a very wide range of what is normal. I have seen several infants born with bottom front teeth already and many who didn't get their first tooth till 9-14 months old. In almost all cases it just works it own way out as the child grows.

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Dr. John DeWolf Dr. DeWolf
Dentistry
36 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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What are some other things to do for teething babies?

What are some other things to do for teething babies?

Cold: Another thing I've found helpful is an ice cube in a sock. It gets cold to the area for awhile and the sock is protective against aspirating the ice cube.

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas Dr. Ghattas
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Mansura Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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What kind of pain reliever is best for a teething infant?

What kind of pain reliever is best for a teething infant?

Teething: There are many of things you can do before resorting to pain relief products or teething gels. Apply cold spoon over your baby's sore gums to numb the pain, give your baby a teething ring. The teething gels usually contain a local anesthetic and an antiseptic, will alleviate the pain the pain and prevent infection. Rec.: check with your pediatrician for more information.

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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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What can you do for teething babies?

What can you do for teething babies?

Let them chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that has been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them.

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Jason Clark Dr. Clark
Dentistry - Pediatric
years in practice
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When do babies usually begin teething?

When do babies usually begin teething?

4 months to 1 year: There is wide variation with the start of teething. It usually starts between the ages of 4 months and 1 year.

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Dr. Kyle Shank Dr. Shank
Dentistry
9 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How can a teething necklace help babies?

How can a teething necklace help babies?

Something to chew on: A teething necklace just gives the baby something to chew on to help push the gums around the erupting teeth. They are usually cold which helps alleviate the pain of the erupting teeth.

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Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Can babies stary teething before six months?

Can babies stary teething before six months?

Yes: Yes they can, but it is less common than older ages.

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Dr. William Coppola Dr. Coppola
Dentistry - Pediatric
42 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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So when babies are teething what are symptoms?

So when babies are teething what are symptoms?

Chewing alot: As kids begin teething, they might drool more and want to chew on things. For some babies, teething is painless. Others may have brief periods of irritability, while some may seem cranky for weeks, with crying jags and disrupted sleeping and eating patterns. Teething can be uncomfortable, but if your baby seems very irritable, talk to your doctor.

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Dr. Kim Capehart Dr. Capehart
Dentistry
16 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of teething in babies in pain?

What are the symptoms of teething in babies in pain?

Age: Reaction of a baby to teeth vary depending on age. Teething to infection to a plethora of other diagnoses is feasible. A complete exam is important.

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Dr. Media Najafi Dr. Najafi
Dentistry
18 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Please tell us what are signs of teething in babies?

Please tell us what are signs of teething in babies?

Fussiness: Best indicator is the fussiness that is out of the ordinary. If she was sleeping through the night and now she is waking up a few times and cries and can 't fall asleep, if she was eating well and now she is not. I would look for anything that is disturbing her routine and chances are he or she is teething, mgiven the md has cleared the obvious reasons.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How high can an infant's temperature go when teething?

How high can an infant's temperature go when teething?

Not very: I am not convinced infants actually develop fever when teething.They have so many minor viral illnesses between 6m-3y in the same time frame that there is sure to be overlap. If they do I would only accept up to 101. Any higher & I would want to look to some illness as a source.

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