Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Shez | 2012/12/03

Q.

teething and nurofen

My 10 month old has been teething for the last week and the teeth are not out yet and she is in alot of pain, not sleeping well and crying during the night and throwing tantrums. She calms down temporarily when I put teejel on her gums and massage them so I know its the teething that causing the pain. I have been giving her Nurofen for babies, morning, lunch and before she goes to bed as it seems to be the only effective pain killer but I''m concerned that I may be giving her too much. How much and for how long can I give it to her because these teeth are taking their time? I have tried Calpol and Panado and they don''t seem to help like the Nurofen.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You can use Nurofen for babies but no more often than 3 times in 24 hours.

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