Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Cheryl | 2009/06/24

Q.

Teething ??

My 4.5 month old is showing signs of teething, shes constantly drooling and has her hand in her mouth all the time, she also makes these strange sounds with her tongue...what can I use at this stage to prevent any irritation ? She also has a red rash below the lower lip around the chin area, is this related to the teething and what can I use for this?

Thx

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby has definitely started teething. You do not need to give her any treatment as she is not in pain. She has a rash on her chin caused by her drooling. Apply a little Bepanthen cream twice a day to clear this rash and also to act as a barrier cream.

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