is oraljel safe ?
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Sharayah - posted on 12/13/2012
The FDA is warning parents and caregivers not to use benzocaine-containing medication on children younger than 2 years of age unless otherwise recommended by a physician. and Baby Orajel dose have benzocaine. To be safe I wouldn't. But if your baby is acting fine right now, then they are fine. if there was a problem you would have know really soon and as long as you gave the baby only a little bit. its when they have too much that it can be a problem fast.
Give them some baby Tylenol or try giving your child a soft baby tooth brush to chew on (A doctor told my mom this with my brother, but just watch them so they don't shove it back in their throat) or a cold wash cloth to suck on.
Kayla - posted on 12/16/2012
It is absolutely fine; I just wouldn't apply it more than a couple times per day. In between applications, if you baby is hurting/fussy, dip the nipple of a bottle/pinkie/your finger in water and dip it in sugar to let your baby taste. This is a natural pain relief for babies.
Also, wet a wash cloth and put it into the freezer until it is cold (not frozen) and let baby chew on it. This helped my son a lot during this time.
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