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My 7 month baby is teething and cry while in sleep and chew objects.Wot medicine we should give him for easy teething and relieve gums?

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In brief: Wait; no benzocaine

There are many soothing remedies.
I have to disagree with my colleagues here. Whatever you do, avoid using numbing gels like anbesol or orajel. Anything that contains Benzocaine can precipitate a rare but dangerous reaction called methemoglobinemia. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm306062.htm.

In brief: Wait; no benzocaine

There are many soothing remedies.
I have to disagree with my colleagues here. Whatever you do, avoid using numbing gels like anbesol or orajel. Anything that contains Benzocaine can precipitate a rare but dangerous reaction called methemoglobinemia. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm306062.htm.
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Teething

An appropriate dose on infant Motrin (ibuprofen) will give the best relief.
Topical agents like anbesol or oragel have also been used, but i think the Ibuprofen gives more relief of the pain and inflammation.

In brief: Teething

An appropriate dose on infant Motrin (ibuprofen) will give the best relief.
Topical agents like anbesol or oragel have also been used, but i think the Ibuprofen gives more relief of the pain and inflammation.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Teething

A chilled teething ring for him to chew on will help numb the discomfort.
Otc preps like anbesol or orajel rubbed on the area of the gums where tooth/teeth are erupting also numbs the pain. Be careful not so much that the child numbs his tongue or gag reflex as that may present a choking hazard.

In brief: Teething

A chilled teething ring for him to chew on will help numb the discomfort.
Otc preps like anbesol or orajel rubbed on the area of the gums where tooth/teeth are erupting also numbs the pain. Be careful not so much that the child numbs his tongue or gag reflex as that may present a choking hazard.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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