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Is paregoric or laudanum still used or manufactured?

Is paregoric or laudanum still used or manufactured?

Paregoric: Paregoric and Laudanum are two different drugs. They are still manufactured and are available in the US. Paregoric is a tincture of opium but the exact formulation varies somewhat. Keep in mind that Laudanum, while also a tincture of opium is a considerably more powerful mixture. Confusion about this has led to some deaths. ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more


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What is teething all about?

What is teething all about?

Teething pain: As teeth erupt into the mouth they push on the gums causing discomfort, the natural reaction is to bite on something as pressure on the gums over the tooth relieves the pain for the moment. That's why babies when they start to have teeth erupt are chewing on anything they can get in their mouths. This also helps the tooth cut thru the gum tissue. Over the counter topical anesthetics like oralgel. ...Read more

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What are some signs of teething?

What are some signs of teething?

Varies: Some babies may have more drooling, more crankiness, fussiness with feeding, possible mild/slight fever, loose stool etc. And of course seeing/feeling the teeth (white dots protruding from the gums) is a sign. Some babies have no symptoms at all. Regular visits/well check with doc will provide you with the info you need. ...Read more

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What should I do for teething pain?

What should I do for teething pain?

Palliative care firs: Teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes are excellent teething aides. Use the appropriate amount tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething discomfort. Avoid using medications that you rub on the gums b/c they only last for 10 to 15 minutes. ...Read more

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Wondering what are signs of baby teething?

Wondering what are signs of baby teething?

Chening: 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. ...Read more

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Can teething cause a cough?

Can teething cause a cough?

Yes: Pooled secretions in the throat from excess salivation and inflammation o the gums. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does teething cause down syndrome?

Does teething cause down syndrome?

Not at all: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder, you can only be born with it, teething has nothing to do with it, your baby is safe. ...Read more

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Does teething cause skin blotches?

Does teething cause skin blotches?

New to me: Never heard of this before, so I don't think so. Ask your pediatrician to check the skin blotching. And now that your child has teeth erupting, make appointment with pediatric dental specialist for growth & development exam, oral hygiene and diet instructions, Fluoride balancing, and so much more. Don't wait until 2-3, please go now. ...Read more

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What works for adult teething pain?

What works for adult teething pain?

See your dentist: At 46, you must be erupting your 3rd set of molars or wisdom teeth. Topical anesthetics such as orajel and anti-inflammatory medication such as aleve, (naproxen) may help. But at your age you need to visit your dentist and have an x-ray to determine where these teeth. Most often, they need to be extracted. ...Read more

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Does being sick come with teething?

Does being sick come with teething?

Yes & no: When teething babies can become irritable, develop a low grade fever, become congested, and have diaper rash. They do not get truly sick. If they develop high fever, start throwing up or develop other signs severe signs of illness, this is not teething and they should be evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to relieve wisdom teething pain?

How to relieve wisdom teething pain?

Get them out: You can try to hide the problem with pain meds but it will come back. Get to your dentist for consult and then treatment. You can take meds, use ice packs and I would rec you keep the areas as clean as you can with brushing and also warm salt water rinses. This may help to keep you comfortable until treatment is done. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long are kids fussy from teething?

Varies: This varies tremendously with the child. Some do not fuss at all. If the do get fussy from teeth it is usually 4-5 days each time they get a tooth. Giving them a cold teething ring or frozen, damp washcloth to chew on can help. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of teething in a baby?

What are symptoms of teething in a baby?

Teething symptoms: The most common symptom of teething is chewing on objects. Other reported symptoms are red or swollen gums, irritability, decreased appetite, loose stools, mild temperature and/or swollen lymph nodes. The most important thing to remember teething is a natural process and all humans go through. Provide palliative care for what ever symptoms, if any, your child experiences. ...Read more

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My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long should fevers from teething last?

How long should fevers from teething last?

? Teething Fever?: I'm not convinced kids have teething fever & if they do it would be low grade at most. Since teething can encompass the first 3 yrs & the are due for 5-7 respiratory & 3 diarrheal illness/yr at the same time there is bound to be some overlap. I would be concerned with persistent fever in a kid whose feeding & activity decline & want that kid seen. If playful & happy during the process, just monitor. ...Read more

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What can I give my 8 week old for teething?

What can I give my 8 week old for teething?

Palliative measures: Sucking on ice is soothing. A popsicle or freeze- pop will work until there are teeth in the mouth that can decay. As a healthier alternative, you can freeze a water- soaked soft terry cloth towel that the child may suck on. Use caution not to use one so small that the child may choke on it. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could teething be affecting my baby's sleep?

Could teething be affecting my baby's sleep?

Yes: For many babies, teething leads to mild symptoms that just last a few days. However, for others, teething is painful and can last much longer and affect babies sleep. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my 4 month old is teething?

Feel his gums: Wash your hands then put your finger in his mouth and feel if the teeth are starting to protrude through… you can also look and see if there is any redness to the gums. The first teeth to erupt are the four front teeth so look for these first. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are ways to relieve teething sensitivity?

What are ways to relieve teething sensitivity?

Fluoride rinses: There are toothpastes for sensitive teeth, Fluoride rinses, and mi paste are all viable options for tooth related sensitivity. You need to visit with your dds/dmd to follow-up and minimize any discomfort associated over time. ...Read more

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How can we help our child sleep while teething?

How can we help our child sleep while teething?

Teething in Babies: Teething in infants or toddlers can be painful enough to prevent sleep.Parents should check the area for pus or bleeding. If so seek a consultation with a pediatricdds or a pediatrician. If not infected, a topical over the counter oralgel type medicine is readily available to numb the gum. A chilled teething ring works. Warm slightly before using. Kids tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok. No ice which can cause choking. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more