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My baby's teether doesn't seem to help any. Is there something else I can do?
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Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics
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In brief: Analgesics
For pain related to teething, analgesics work best; Acetaminophen for all ages, Ibuprofen for babies 6 months and older. Teething gels are not a good idea as there is a risk of adverse reactions and they don't work very well.
Cold teething rings can cause panniculitis of the cheeks (purple lumps due to fat necrosis). But first be sure your baby's symptoms are really due to teething.

In brief: Analgesics
For pain related to teething, analgesics work best; Acetaminophen for all ages, Ibuprofen for babies 6 months and older. Teething gels are not a good idea as there is a risk of adverse reactions and they don't work very well.
Cold teething rings can cause panniculitis of the cheeks (purple lumps due to fat necrosis). But first be sure your baby's symptoms are really due to teething.
Dr. David Galbraith
Dr. David Galbraith
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Frozen bagel
A frozen bagel half also works.

In brief: Frozen bagel
A frozen bagel half also works.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
In brief: Moist washcloth
You can try a clean washcloth dipped in cool water (squeeze out all the excess water so that it is just barely damp) , wrap it around your index finger and gently place in your child's mouth.
Your baby wiill bite on it and the coolness will relieve some gum line soreness.

In brief: Moist washcloth
You can try a clean washcloth dipped in cool water (squeeze out all the excess water so that it is just barely damp) , wrap it around your index finger and gently place in your child's mouth.
Your baby wiill bite on it and the coolness will relieve some gum line soreness.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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