Treating Teething Pain?

United States
September 22, 2008 7:48am CST
My daughter is cutting teeth and so like many other kids she has been quite fussy. I can tell that she is hurting and the teething gels they give you for the gums do not seem to work. What can I give her or do to help ease the discomfort?
6 responses
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
22 Sep 08
It has been quite some time when my son was teething but I do remember that we used to give a rubber teething ring that can be chewed to ease his pain. You can also rub your baby’s gums with a clean finger. When your baby has a slight temperature give paracetamol or any other prescription suggested by your doctor.
@rainmark (4302)
22 Sep 08
Oh yes, i do remember that after giving my son a teething gel my husband give him a paracetamol and thats effective and put him back to sleep. happy myloting.
• United States
23 Sep 08
Someone told me to rub the gums too I had forgotten all about that. Suppose to help the teeth break through and add a little relief. As far as the teething rings does it help to get them cold?
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
23 Sep 08
I used to give my child some homeopathy medicines. This helped her a lot. When she used to feel pain, i used to just rub my fingers on her gum. She used to like it. Teethers are good too. You can try giving it to your child. I did not apply any oral medication or gel. I was afarid to do so. Hoemopathy medicines are safe and effective. Try giving it to your child. Hope it helps.
• United States
24 Sep 08
I have never looked into the homeopathic side of meds for the kids anyways so maybe I will. Any advice I get that does not work for me will still work for someone and it seems nearly everyone I know right now has a baby or is getting ready to, so all this help from you guys is so greatly appreciated.
@rainmark (4302)
22 Sep 08
My son is on his teething period now. He got two teeth at the time. He keeps crying sometimes and we are giving him a teething gel and also the teether ring. But most of the time he is chewing the poor teddy. If teething gel is seems not effective we rub a little bit brandy on his gums and it helps to ease the pain. Happy myloting.
• United States
24 Sep 08
I know that my mom use to tell me about when I was a baby they use to rub something on my gums I do not think it was brandy but I know it was something pretty strong like whiskey or something that would ease the pain and that was all that would help me she said. I do not know if I could do that though even though I have been told it does not affect the baby I'd be worried I'd use too much or something. Lol and that would not be good.
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
22 Sep 08
We used a frozen wet washcloth with DS. Oragel works for some kids, but he always bit me when I tried putting it on him. I've heard that Dr. Bronner's Teething Tablets work well, but you have to be very careful with the bottle. The lid isn't childproof, and kids can easily eat a whole bunch, which can be very dangerous for them. But if you keep them out of reach, they're supposed to work well.
• United States
23 Sep 08
I will have to look into those teething tablets. I have never heard of them before but definitely willing to give them a shot at this point. That frozen washcloth sounds pretty soothing too. It just sucks as you guys know to see them hurting and not having a way to help them.
• United States
22 Sep 08
I would check into clove oil. Because of the babys age I'd do some homework to make sure its safe. The natural foods store have some teething products as well that wont harm your baby.
• United States
22 Sep 08
Hi Simplyme31. According to my doctor one of the best things to do is give her a teething ring. If you decide to give her the type that goes into the freezer, make sure that it's contents are plain water. I heard somewhere that the ones with that other gel(or whatever it is) isn't good for them because it could break open. I have tried the tablets also and they didn't work for my daughters/son either. They have anbesol for babies but, it washes off right away. I believe the good old fashioned teething ring is the best!