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How do I care for my teething baby?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain control
Good pain control really.
The mainstay for significant discomfort is tylenol (acetaminophen) for kids under 6 months and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for kids over 6 months. Topical meds work ok as well, such as orajel and can be applied as needed.

In brief: Pain control
Good pain control really.
The mainstay for significant discomfort is tylenol (acetaminophen) for kids under 6 months and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for kids over 6 months. Topical meds work ok as well, such as orajel and can be applied as needed.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
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.
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry
In brief: Hold and comfort
Some topical anesthetics can help a little.

In brief: Hold and comfort
Some topical anesthetics can help a little.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics
In brief: Alertly
Most teeth erupt without causing pain.
So, when you think it’s teething pain, first be sure that there is no other reason for the crying: fever, injury, illness, emotion. For any pain, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen will usually be effective, but will take up to 70 minutes to reach max effect. Letting the child bite on a clean, cool wet washcloth will help.

In brief: Alertly
Most teeth erupt without causing pain.
So, when you think it’s teething pain, first be sure that there is no other reason for the crying: fever, injury, illness, emotion. For any pain, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen will usually be effective, but will take up to 70 minutes to reach max effect. Letting the child bite on a clean, cool wet washcloth will help.
Dr. Michael Coogan
Dr. Michael Coogan
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