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Top Teething Remedies

Monday, 31 March 2014 08:51 PM EDT

Teething is the process by which a baby’s first teeth, also called the milk or deciduous teeth, begin emerging from the gums. Though the process of teething or the development of the first teeth begins in the womb, yet milk teeth for most babies start appearing after a few months of the baby’s birth. This usually occurs around the age of 6 months. However, some babies may start showing symptoms at about 12 months. Usually, teething causes irritability and discomfort in babies with the baby typically suffering from various frustrating symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, and swollen gums or cheeks. There are remedies available for reducing the unwanted symptoms of fever and diarrhea that occur during teething. Let us examine what are the top remedies for easing this process.

Various Symptoms of Teething

Mostly babies suffer from fever and diarrhea during the emergence of their milk teeth or first teeth. Other symptoms of teething include:
  • Fever is common during teething. However, the fever caused due to teething is usually mild. In case the fever is severe or the baby’s temperature is high, one must consult a doctor for determining its cause and for prescribing treatment and effective remedies.
  • Mild diarrhea is also common during teething.
  • Apart from fever and diarrhea, other common symptoms while the milk teeth appear include swollen gums, cheeks, and face.
  • Inconsistent feeding and increased dribbling is also a symptom of teething.
Fever or any other symptoms of teething in a baby are a reason to visit the doctor for consultation about the normalcy of the process. The top remedies available for helping a baby during teething include medicines and home remedies.
Remedies Based on Medicines and Gels
In case your baby is suffering from fever and pain in the gums or cheeks during the emergence of his or her first teeth, you can use infant paracetamol after consulting with doctor. This medicine reduces fever and helps your baby by easing pain. Doctors can prescribe medicines for controlling fever and diarrhea if the symptoms are severe. Similar to mild fever, mild diarrhea does not require medicinal treatment. Some painkillers are also available for easing the symptoms of teething, but these medicines are usually not considered safe for babies.
Apart from the medicines used as remedies for fever and pain, some numbing gels or topical anesthetic gels or creams can provide relief from pain during the growth of the milk teeth.
Home Remedies

Effective home remedies can help ease the appearance of baby teeth. These are some remedies easily possible at home.
  • A cooling treatment by applying a cold compress over the cheeks or gums can provide relief from the pain in teeth, gums, and cheeks. A baby can be fed a mash of cold fruits and vegetables to ease teething.
  • A mild massage or pressure at the sore place where teeth are emerging may help in relieving pain.
  • Clove oil is among effective remedies for easing pain.
  • Teething necklace and plush chew toys are gaining popularity as remedies for easing the pain during the emergence of baby teeth.
These remedies can help you find ways to provide relief in the troublesome process.

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Teething is the process of a baby’s first or milk teeth start appearing from the gums, usually at 6 months. In some babies, it might start around 12 months. This tooth development can cause symptoms like fever and diarrhea. Let's discuss the remedies available for getting rid of teething discomfort.
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:51 PM
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