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Is there something that I can give my child to relieve the pain of teething?
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Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
Try a mixture of clove and olive oil equal amounts and gently rub on painful areas using a q tip.

In brief: Yes
Try a mixture of clove and olive oil equal amounts and gently rub on painful areas using a q tip.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dr. Victor Zeines
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Teething is often blamed for periods of fussiness but it's hard to tell when it's really the cause.
I'm fond of freezable teething rings that you can trade out as they warm up. You can paint benedryl on gums and get temporary numbing effect. Gels sold for teething but they occasionaly have side effects. All may just distract baby from another minor discomfort but if it helps, try it.

In brief: Yes
Teething is often blamed for periods of fussiness but it's hard to tell when it's really the cause.
I'm fond of freezable teething rings that you can trade out as they warm up. You can paint benedryl on gums and get temporary numbing effect. Gels sold for teething but they occasionaly have side effects. All may just distract baby from another minor discomfort but if it helps, try it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
In brief: Massage, cold cloth
Gentle massage on your baby's gums will help relieve their pain.
Also using a cool washcloth and allowing them to suck/chew on this can be helpful. Whatever you do provide them to chew on make sure it is not something that may cause choking. If your baby needs more pain relief tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used.

In brief: Massage, cold cloth
Gentle massage on your baby's gums will help relieve their pain.
Also using a cool washcloth and allowing them to suck/chew on this can be helpful. Whatever you do provide them to chew on make sure it is not something that may cause choking. If your baby needs more pain relief tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used.
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Dr. Laura Webb
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