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How can I help soothe my teething baby?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: Let them chew

Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful.
One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as 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.

In brief: Let them chew

Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful.
One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as 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.
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Denny Cho
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Chew toys

There are a number of teething devices that can be cooled or iced.
Popsicles and ice work well.

In brief: Chew toys

There are a number of teething devices that can be cooled or iced.
Popsicles and ice work well.
Dr. Denny Cho
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Frozen washcloths

Teething can cause discomfort, but should not cause extreme pain for babies.
Frozen washcloths can help soothe gum discomfort. Gentle massage can also help. Teething discomfort typically only lasts 3-4 days- so it will be over quickly!

In brief: Frozen washcloths

Teething can cause discomfort, but should not cause extreme pain for babies.
Frozen washcloths can help soothe gum discomfort. Gentle massage can also help. Teething discomfort typically only lasts 3-4 days- so it will be over quickly!
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Teething remedies

Babies who are teething sometimes get pretty ornery.
Chewing on safe, nontoxic cold teething toys or on an ice-cold wascloth can help. Also, some people find homeopathic teething remedies like boiron's camilia to be effective.

In brief: Teething remedies

Babies who are teething sometimes get pretty ornery.
Chewing on safe, nontoxic cold teething toys or on an ice-cold wascloth can help. Also, some people find homeopathic teething remedies like boiron's camilia to be effective.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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Dr. Dave Burns
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Aloe Vera gel

Place aloe vera gelly that is for internal use on the gums and it will help with the pain and prevent infection.

In brief: Aloe Vera gel

Place aloe vera gelly that is for internal use on the gums and it will help with the pain and prevent infection.
Dr. Dave Burns
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Gentle massage

Gently massage the gums with a terry cloth finger clot.
Rubber teething rings also help.

In brief: Gentle massage

Gently massage the gums with a terry cloth finger clot.
Rubber teething rings also help.
Dr. Andrew Vendelis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Teething

Children's Motrin or Tylenol may help.
Check w your Pediatrician. Also gently massage the gums where teeth are trying to erupt. A cooled teething ring will also help. Make sure your child has 1st dental exam at time of 1st b'day. See a Pedodontist, a pediatric dental specialist.

In brief: Teething

Children's Motrin or Tylenol may help.
Check w your Pediatrician. Also gently massage the gums where teeth are trying to erupt. A cooled teething ring will also help. Make sure your child has 1st dental exam at time of 1st b'day. See a Pedodontist, a pediatric dental specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Homeopathy

In addition to my other colleagues' suggestions, hyland's baby teething gel may help.
It's a mixture of several homeopathic remedies that you can rub on your baby's gums. http://tinyurl.com/lm2h9gh boiron's "camilia" product is also a mixture of homeopathic remedies (different ones from hyland's) http://camiliateething.Com/about/facts/ notably, they both contain the remedy chamomilla.

In brief: Homeopathy

In addition to my other colleagues' suggestions, hyland's baby teething gel may help.
It's a mixture of several homeopathic remedies that you can rub on your baby's gums. http://tinyurl.com/lm2h9gh boiron's "camilia" product is also a mixture of homeopathic remedies (different ones from hyland's) http://camiliateething.Com/about/facts/ notably, they both contain the remedy chamomilla.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)

You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.
Whatever your pediatrician would recommend.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)

You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.
Whatever your pediatrician would recommend.
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Try

Oral topical anesthetic gels are usually ineffective.
If needed use baby Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also try chilling a pacifier or teething ring.

In brief: Try

Oral topical anesthetic gels are usually ineffective.
If needed use baby Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also try chilling a pacifier or teething ring.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. Ron E. Bell
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Massage and cold

There are many over the counter products to chill the area.
I like them better than ointment or cream , which can irritate many people. Massaging with a soft brush, or cloth can help.

In brief: Massage and cold

There are many over the counter products to chill the area.
I like them better than ointment or cream , which can irritate many people. Massaging with a soft brush, or cloth can help.
Dr. Ron E. Bell
Dr. Ron E. Bell
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Dr. Russell Chin
Dentistry

In brief: Ice chips. Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Ice chips help reduce inflammation n creates numbness.
The tylenol (acetaminophen) helps them with the pain and helps them sleep.

In brief: Ice chips. Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Ice chips help reduce inflammation n creates numbness.
The tylenol (acetaminophen) helps them with the pain and helps them sleep.
Dr. Russell Chin
Dr. Russell Chin
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