My poor Caiden has four molars coming in at once! we discovered this after a pediatric appointment when we thought a severe ear ache had actually been herpangina ( I kid you not! as much as the name sounds like it belongs in a gynecologist office it really is an ear infection with sores in the back of the throat) He hadn't been able to eat much but yogurt ( he doesn't like icecream as it is TOO cold) and cold milk, he would accept VERY little anything else and was afraid of food as swallowing hurt! so now that the whole herpangina has been cured his teeth are still preventing him from eating proper! he will eat only two or three bites of something soft I've made him to take it out and throw it on the floor and cry, he will drink though, so at least I know he is alright fluid wise, but I am greatly worried! I've used orajel which does diddly squat but just piss him off more, I've done Anbesol JR which helps alot better but does't last for too long, I've even tried the whole Wiskey rub on the gums...that was rather amusing as he seemed to enjoy it so I really do not want to resort to it again
so what do I do?! any other remedies out there that actually will help him?
you can buy teething biscuits and teething rings. with that many molars coming in at once, there's probably not much that you can do to stop the pain. however, my dentist told me to get the teeth to break through faster, you should rub them. this will help to break up the skin above the tooth. my son had a tooth that would i could see just coming up for about a month but never popped through, then i did what the dentist told me and it popped up the very next morning!
I don't know if you can get it where you are but we used Nelsons Teetha. They are granules that you put in their mouth. I think they must fizz on the tongue or something because from my experience all children love them lol.
I'm not sure how they work but they seem to help soothe and take some of the pain away.
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