My 6 month old is teething.....is it ok to put baby orajel on his gums? Hes in alot of pain.

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Megan - posted on 04/04/2009

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I was told that baby orajel can seep down into their throat and cause their throat to go numb, and they can then choke, could have been just rif-raf, but it scared me bad enough to use caution.  I had really good luck with teething tablets.  You get them on the pharmacy aisle at like walmart.  Hylands is the brand name.  I didnt find them in the baby section.  I found them in the pharmacy aisle.  They dissolve as soon as you put them in babys mouth.

Lindsey - posted on 04/03/2009

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I wouldnt use orajel because it can numb the back of the throat and cause them to choke. I would highly reccomend Hyland's natural teething tablets. You can buy them at Walgreens or Kroger in the all natural section. They are little tablets that you put under the tounge and they dissolve instantly. they are all natural. they work amazing! i have a 6 month old teething also. good luck

Casey - posted on 02/09/2012

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DO NOT GIVE A BABY UNDER ONE YEAR OF AGE HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a major allergen. Same goes for strawberries. And the ice pop idea may sound good, but trust me, if that ice splinters, and the shards rip your babies esophagus, you will seriously regret that decision. Try the mesh bags specially made to put frozen fruit in for babies.

Amanda - posted on 04/04/2009

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 "HONEY ALERT DO NOT FEED HONEY IN ANY FORM TO YOUR BABY UNDER ONE YEAR OF AGE TO AVOID ANY DANGER OF FOOD POISONING FROM BOTULISM."

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2009

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im a weirdo about stuff like that so i never did that to my kids yes it takes away pain but what works just as good is you put a wet washcloth in a zip lock bag then freeze it and just let him suck away on it til his fingers get too cold or it thaws

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Melissa - posted on 02/20/2014

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the cold wash cloth didn't work for my son back to Tylenol and teething gels.

Melissa - posted on 02/20/2014

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Me and my Fiance are first time parents and are willing to do anything safe for our 6 month old pain.I sometimes use tylenol but my fiance hates when I give our son that. and he buys teething gel and tells me I'm I sure it's safe I tell him It wouldn't be on the market if it wasn't. everyone on here is saying tylenol can hurt the liver and not to use oral gel . so I got one of his clean wash towels and put purified water on it put it in a clean ziplock bag and stuck in the freazer. so when he wakes up from his nap then I'll try it out for the first time to see if it works.

Casey - posted on 02/09/2012

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It's been a couple of years now since I had to deal with a teething baby, but CVS/Walgreens sell these all-natural cherry flavored tablets that work wonderfully to ease teething pain. I do remember that any time I'd give one to my daughter she slept like a rock. Not a bad side effect. lol. But baby orajel is safe too, except my daughter HATED the taste. I tried the stuff, and can't say I blamed her.

Sarah - posted on 01/21/2012

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My son is 6 months old and is cutting teeth. 1 bottom one that i can see popping out. Orajel is not recommened for children under 1 year old. tylenol is bad for their liver. I use hylands teething tablets. I have also used a wet frozen washcloth and a mesh bag with a handle that i bought from walmart. He seems to enjoy both. Hope this helps. Good luck

Brandi - posted on 04/04/2009

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I used vanilla extract. It is very soothing for the gums and is not full of chemicals. I also used teething tablets (they are all natural too) I found them at Shopko and Walgreens

Ellen - posted on 04/04/2009

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Quoting Sarah:

My 6 month old is teething.....is it ok to put baby orajel on his gums? Hes in alot of pain.




Yes but there is zylaction, u can get that works much better.

Brenda - posted on 04/04/2009

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I wouldn't give my baby orajel. It not only numbs their gums but it will also numb their tongues and throat. I'm not sure if you have ever tried it on yourself, but I don't think its something that I give to my baby. I would try putting a wet cloth in the freezer and letting them chew on that, it won't hurt them and its only water!

Lacey - posted on 04/04/2009

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my 5 month old is teething, too, and i put it on my son's gums.  he hates the taste, but he loves what it does.  good luck!

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Honestly it may just annoy him even more cause it numbs your mouth and he may be irritated by that. I would use tempra or if you go to Zehrs they have a homepathic rememdy for teething (which is a more natural remedy for medicine. But tempra works just fine. Make sure you double check the back for approriate usage, maybe ask your doctor. And only use it if hes in alot of pain. You dont want to use too much medicine on him hes just little. You could also try giving him teething rings or they have suthers made with little bumps for teething.... hope any of this helps :)

Desiree - posted on 04/03/2009

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Quoting Tammy:



Quoting amnah:

yes sure,u should try honey also.just apply it wenever he s crancky.its good 4 health,if he swallows n no side effects.






 thought babies were NOT suppose to have honey before they are at least one year old - it can give them bocholisim (not sure about the spelling there






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I was told no honey until at least 2 years old... for the same reason... their systems need to build up some kind of enzyme or they can get botchulisim (LOL, I don't know how to spell that either). 



I was also told that orajel is a big no-no and so I have never used it with either of my girls... I have only used the hyland's teething tablets that have been mentioned and some tylenol or motrin when they have needed a little extra... that has worked marvelous for us!!



I hate teething... good luck!!!

Jennifer - posted on 04/03/2009

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i have heard from our dentist that using that type of product a lot can cause nerve/root damage...not sure what "a lot" would be. :-P

Andrea - posted on 04/03/2009

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There are these tablets that work awesome for teething. they are calling teething tablets and they disolve in their mouths. They don't have anything in it to be harmfull and they work almost instantly. I know you can buy them at Cub super targets and walmart

Nicole - posted on 04/02/2009

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DO IT!! and do it before the baby eats. Might loose taste but that way numb and full

Shannon - posted on 04/02/2009

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I used teething tablets for my babies.  They are natural and small and they melt quickly in their mouth so you don't have to worry about chocking.  If you can't find them orajel is fine but he probably won't like the feel of his mouth being numb.  Good luck.

Tanya - posted on 04/02/2009

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Hi



I wouldn't use Oragel...it can cause a baby's tongue to numb and cause huge problems.  I would use Highland's Teething Tablets.  Also you can use Infant Tylenol, but just be careful of the dose...they don't need alot.  I hope this helps and I hope that your little one feels better soon.

Nina C - posted on 04/02/2009

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This may sound odd to you but you could always use ground cloves (seasoning used on ham's) this numbs the gums and allows you to use it numerous times because its not a drug... I used this method for my older son and never used orajel at all during his teeting moments...

Kerri - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Tammy:



Quoting amnah:

yes sure,u should try honey also.just apply it wenever he s crancky.its good 4 health,if he swallows n no side effects.






 thought babies were NOT suppose to have honey before they are at least one year old - it can give them bocholisim (not sure about the spelling there






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THANK you for posting that, honey is a big no no! wheew..





 

Rachelle - posted on 04/02/2009

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It's safe. They drool alot so it wears off pretty fast. Infant Tylenol works longer and is safe as well.

Becca - posted on 04/02/2009

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Hylands teething tablets ar great! They are very small and you just put 2-3 under your baby's tongue and the dissove instantly. All natural ingredients. I found mine at Kroger

Ashley - posted on 04/02/2009

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Yes, it is safe. Just try to get it where it counts! It tastes bad and your little one may not like it but they will be happier in only seconds! Good luck!

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I found out that orajel turns toxic in your system. So i used homeopathic teething tables hylands or humpres i hope i spelled the second one correctly. I have been throught it  with two kids  but  and if they are really sufffering and fussy it will calm them and put them to sleep I get them at the Happy Harrys / Walgreens you can always ask them to order them if they don't carry them they were a life saver.

Carol - posted on 04/02/2009

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I swear by the teething tablets! My son HATED the taste of orajel. The teething tablets dissolve instantly and you see relief just as quickly. Most drug stores have them.

Heather - posted on 04/01/2009

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Based on personal experience & recomendatiions I would forgo using Orajel and purchase Hylands teething tablets(they are homeopathic & have worked really well for my teething son.There is an option to use a gel version of this teething product but I've been told it's not nearly as effective as the little white tablets   Heather  : )

Jessica - posted on 04/01/2009

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My doctor years ago said that you can actually overdose with Oragel, he recommended rubbing Benadryl.  It works wonderfully.  I have four children and it has done the trick with all four.  I will sometimes take a baby tooth brush and stick it in the Benadryl and let them chew on it.  The toothbrush feels good to chew on and the Benadryl numbs. 

Ashley - posted on 04/01/2009

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I found that teething tablets work wonders. You can buy them at your local Walgreens and they are all natural so give them one or two as many times a day as you think they need them. They really do work....

Amanda - posted on 04/01/2009

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Quoting Tammy:



Quoting amnah:

yes sure,u should try honey also.just apply it wenever he s crancky.its good 4 health,if he swallows n no side effects.






 thought babies were NOT suppose to have honey before they are at least one year old - it can give them bocholisim (not sure about the spelling there






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omg as soon as i seen this it made me scared for ur baby i just went thur all my handouts from my public health nurse so u would have the correct info it says in quote from the paper



  "HONEY ALERT DO NOT FEED HONEY IN ANY FORM TO YOUR BABY UNDER ONE YEAR OF AGE TO AVOID ANY DANGER OF FOOD POISONING FROM BOTULISM."



my advice is if u dont know for sure dont give ur baby it until u get the correct info ur baby could have been serriorly ill from a mistake on your part amnah i hope noone else will do this do ur resreach more u give ur baby things from ur kitcken and not all advive from ur parents or grandparents or aunts and uncle will be correct they may have given it to u as a baby n yes ur fine but now theres more technology n test done it is NOT SAFE for your baby to have honey just like 20yrs ago they said to put ur baby to sleep on there tummy now thats a huge no they must sleep on there backs soo plzz everyone ask a docor or nurse when in doubt ur family n friends are not doctors

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Yes. The orajel is okay and ask your pediatrician about using small doses of infant Tylanol. I also found this great thing that looks like a bink almost, but the top is netting. You open it and put frozen fruit in it for them to knaw on. My son loved that.

Durenda - posted on 04/01/2009

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yeah the teething tablets work great. The oragel doesn't really last long enough

Samantha - posted on 04/01/2009

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orajel works, but as a local anesthetic, it only lasts a few minutes. Infant tylenol or Ibuprofen and the teething toys that you freeze work best to relieve the inflamation and discomfort.

Wendy - posted on 04/01/2009

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I personally used toe old fashioned whiskey rub on the gums...also my boys liked to suck on pretzel rods. The teething rings worked for a little while.

Brenda - posted on 04/01/2009

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Yes, it is ok for you to put Baby Orajel on his gums and also if you have a teething ring, put it in the freezer and let him bit down on that and that will help freeze his gums and he will not be in so much pain.

Lara - posted on 04/01/2009

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I have also heard that these work well, but they did nothing for either of my chidren.  I always used orajel, but have heard lately that Doctors are not recommending it anymore...so check with your pediatrician first.  I think your best bet may be baby tylenol.

Larissa - posted on 04/01/2009

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It is perfectly safe, they also make orajel in like q tips that you snap and release the orajel and wipe on babies gums.

Maryam - posted on 04/01/2009

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I started to use the Orajel, and my peditrician said to stop because it numbs the baby's throat too and can make swallowing difficult and dangerous. They recommended Tylenol, or Baby Benedryl (with no decongestient). My mother (who is a nurse) advised me to simply rely on distraction as much as I can during the day, and give him something if I need to in the evenings so he can sleep. She said it's a dull ache usually, not a sharp pain, and just as he needs to learn to how to do everything else, it will help him learn to cope with a little discomfort by distracting and playing with him.

Trina - posted on 04/01/2009

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Yes its good to put Orajel on, I Highly recommend the orajel teething swabs they are like q-tips, you can pin point the exact spot where you need it. be very careful of the Humphreys teething tablets, they contain an ingredient that its like giving the caffeine and increases there heart rate. My son had heart problems at birth and therefor is very bad for him. read up on it before you give it to your little one. I hope this helps.

Lynn - posted on 04/01/2009

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My daughter was three months when she started teething... I bought a product from Shoppers Drug Mart which is all natural called Camillia extract it is in the health section...and is all natural. My doctor also stated that Advil may be a little better than Tylenol because of inflammation...

Claudette - posted on 04/01/2009

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You have many options...I didn't find Orajel that effective.  Because they're teething, they drool a lot therefore the orajel don't last as long.  I went with the cold washcloth.  Yes I would wash their cloth, run it in cold water, put it in a dish and pop it in the freezer.



Teething rings by daughers destroyed!  Teething biscuits were good...

Tegan - posted on 04/01/2009

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yes it is very safe, also nurofen helps with the fever and pain, a good teething gel is SM33, depending on where you live, you should be able to get it from anychemist, not only does it reduce the swelling,  but it numbs the gums as well. Also if you can find a south african product called biltong, it is great for them to chew on, it is like a sundried salty meat, helps with the teething as well



 

Shari - posted on 04/01/2009

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no. it was proven that orajel actually numbs the gums but also deters the baby from speaking. we used that on my niece when she was teething and now she's almost three and can hardly speak.

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Ok what I've heard from new mothers courses at the health centre:

1. Orajel should only be used in severe circumstances after all else fails. Put it only on affected area NOT on the tounge and don't let it get swallowed. There have been cases of permanent nerve damage and choaking due to numb tounges and throats. I oked it with my Dr. and have only used it ONCE for a molar that kept coming up and down.

2. They urged us strongly not to use teething tablets. They aren't regulated as strictly because they are "natural" remedies. One ingredient is the same as what they use for pain killers during open heart surgery. There have been cases of overdosing even when proper instructions were followed.

3. No ammount of pasturization can kill the strain of botulism that can sicken children. We were told no straight honey until 1 year of age and even to avoid items which had honey as an ingredient.

Infant botulism (first recognized in 1976) is the most common form of the ailment in the United States. It affects about 100 infants per year in the United States. Infants less than 12 months of age are susceptible, with almost 90% of cases occurring between the ages of 3 weeks and 6 months of age at presentation. The mode of action of this form is through colonization by germinating spores in the gut of an infant. The first symptom is usually constipation, followed by generalized weakness, loss of head control and difficulty feeding. Like the other forms of botulism, the symptoms are caused by the absorption of botulinum toxin, and typically progress to a symmetric descending flaccid paralysis. Death is often the eventual outcome unless the infant receives artificial ventilation.

Tammy - posted on 03/31/2009

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Quoting amnah:

yes sure,u should try honey also.just apply it wenever he s crancky.its good 4 health,if he swallows n no side effects.



 thought babies were NOT suppose to have honey before they are at least one year old - it can give them bocholisim (not sure about the spelling there



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Tammy - posted on 03/31/2009

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yes it should be fine, at least that was what my doctor had told me when my kids were babies, also he said that when they are teething it's just like when you have a toothach, your in pain, so go ahead and give him some baby Tylonal - that's what our doc had suggested:)



Hope this helped.



 

Amnah - posted on 03/31/2009

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yes sure,u should try honey also.just apply it wenever he s crancky.its good 4 health,if he swallows n no side effects.

Ashante Yungdro - posted on 03/31/2009

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yes its ok i think on the back of the baby orajel it say something about them being 3 or 4 months



 

Karen - posted on 03/31/2009

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Quoting Sarah:

My 6 month old is teething.....is it ok to put baby orajel on his gums? Hes in alot of pain.




Yes.



What worked for my daughter is putting the orajel on her gums and then put her nook back in her mouth. This helped her sleep through the night.



If it is really bad we put a little bit of baby tylonal in a bottle at night.

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Quoting Lori:

We were advised not to use Orajel or anything that freezes the gums as they freeze the throat as well and your baby can choke.



I was going to post the same thing. It can numb their throat and they can choke.  Put a wet washcloth in the freezer and let him chew on that. 

Brittany - posted on 03/31/2009

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The teething tablets are made by Hyland's. They dissolve quickly and are not a choking hazard. They work almost instantly and I don't feel like I'm drugging my daughter because they are all natural. They also have chamomile in them and help her sleep is she is really in a lot of pain.

Wendy - posted on 03/31/2009

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Yep and plenty of it. If you can get one with a local anaesthetic in it, even better! I have 3 kids (now aged 21,19 and 15) and they are alive and well using the same treatment and my husband and I got more sleep!!!!

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