Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Bev | 2010-04-21


Son is irritated

Dear Doc, please can you help me. My son is 5 months old and has been drooling/always chewing fingers/irritability/not sleeping well for last 3 nights. Actual moaning/groaning in his sleep. I’ ve given him Ashton &  parsons on his gums Last night he has 2.5ml panando and then 5 hours later 2.5ml ponstan. His gums are like a pinish /whitish at the top where the teeth come out. He is also not drinking a lot. He is on a bit of purity. Any suggestions what it could be &  what I could give him? Thanx

Expert's Reply



Your baby has all the typical symptoms of teething. You are treating him correctly but only use the Ashton and Parsons powder and if he needs it you can use the Panado. He does not need Ponstan as well.

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Posted by: Frustrated Mom | 2010-04-21

My son is 13 weeks old and has exactly the same issues. Help.

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