As teeth begin to erupt, some children may have sore or tender gums. Rubbing the gums will a clean wet gauze or finger may help. A clean, chilled teething ring may also help. However, do not did it in sugar, syrup, honey, or other foods.
Gels or creams with benzocaine should not be used to soothe sore gums in babies younger than 2 years old. Benzocaine can cause serious reactions in some children. It can be found in a number of over the counter products. Please read the labels.
If the child is till cranky and uncomfortable while teething, please consult your pediatrician.
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