Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Samantha | 2010/09/15


4 month old with bad teething pains

My 4 month old is having very painful teething issues at the moment, It is not her front teeth that she is cutting first. she is cutting the back teeth, the gums are very swollen, white and very hard. her face even her face is swelling a bit. is there anything that I can get for her to help with the pain besides the usual panado and a few things that dont seem to be helping. as she is only 4 months i cannot give her some of the stronger meds that you can give them from 6 months.

Expert's Reply



This is very unusual for the molar teeth to come through at such a young age and before the front teeth. Are you sure that your baby does not have sonme other problem such as possibly a mouth ulcer? You can try Pansoral gel applied to your baby's gums twice daily plus Panado when she is uncomfortable. If she does not improve it would be best to ask your clinic sister or your doctor to have a look at her to make sure if she is teething or not.

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Posted by: T | 2010/09/16

Hi Samantha,

My son was the same, we thought it was his back teeth as well and it almost came through, then it disappeared and eventually his front teeth came out first.
The gels didn''t work for him, to get him to settle down we alternated between calpol and vidol, the frozen teething ring, frozen fruit in the chewer to soothe the gums.
I was recently advised to use mucaine, wet a faceclothe and dip in the syrup and rub on baby''s gum, it does seem to work. I numbs the gums.
Its really horrible when the little one''s suffer but I hope you find something that works for baby.

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Posted by: Samantha | 2010/09/16

thank you for the advise. I will take her in if it gets any worse. Im rather sure it is teething as it is not just in one place. it is on both sides of her mouth, top but mostly bottom.

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Posted by: Michelle | 2010/09/16

Hi I use only Prodol - its the only product that numbs the gums - good luck!

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