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Old 02-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Teething a Medication

Ds is 5 months tomorrow and I know teething is right around the corner and so is his next appointment and more vaccines. After his last couple rounds of vaccines I gave him a little tylenol when he started running warm or being fussy and he acted crazy immediately after tasting the medicine every time and then I checked the ingredients! Sure enough, there's high fructose corn syrup and other artificial flavors and dyes.
I've been losing my mind trying to find an alternative before we need it. I think ds's teeth are really starting to bother him at times and I know I want to get him some amber, but what about night time?

What are your recommendations?

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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Target sells a dye and hfcs free type of tylenol. I think little noses brand is, too.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Re: Teething a Medication

I'd talk to the doctor about motrin. Works better for my DD, but I don't know at what age it's okay to make the switch.

If you do get him some amber and you don't want to leave it on his neck at night, you can wrap it around his foot or something under socks.

and then I like liquid camillia for teething.

we didn't really have to medicate for teething very often. Only when she really seemed to be struggling. Most times the amber necklace or liquid camillia were great. Or during the day, frozen grapes in the baby safe feeder, frozen teethers, etc.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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We use Motrin here. I found it works better. You could also use hylands teething tabs. THey melt in the mouth and work great.
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I think Motrin is 6 months. Definitely better for teething. There are several natural gels that worked ok for us.
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Re: Teething a Medication

We give ibuprofen sparingly for teething, mostly at night to facilitate good sleep; a lack of sleep makes everything worse. I also give it right before baby falls asleep because my kids get hyper from it, not sure whether it's caused by the sugar or just the fact that they're feeling better. During the day I provide a lot of distractions and let them chew on cold/icy stuff, both help a lot.

As a side note, Tylenol has been shown to lower immune response and make vaccinations less effective.
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Another vote for amber necklace and Hylands teething tabs! Work wonders! My son has cut all of his teeth so far with no issues.

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Re: Teething a Medication

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As a side note, Tylenol has been shown to lower immune response and make vaccinations less effective.
I thought that was giving in right before vaccines. Isn't it ok afterwards if they are showing signs of pain/discomfort??
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Ibuprofen (Motrin) is ok from 2 months on up. Dr. Sears website has dosage info. HTH.
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We also use Motrin here. Teething tabs did NOTHING for either of my kids. We do use an amber necklace. I don't know if it really works or not, but it's cute!
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