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How can I ease the pain of teething?

To ease the pain and discomfort of teething, provide your child with things he can chew on such as frozen teething toys, hard baby toast, or a cold tea towel. Make sure that whatever you give them is not small enough to be a choking hazard.
 
You can also use a number of over the counter remedies such as a topical pain relief gel like Bonjela or teething tablets. If your child needs additional help, you can administer small doses of children’s pain reliever that contains paracetamol or ibuprofen. (Never give your child aspirin. Aspirin is associated with Reye’s syndrome which can be a life threatening condition.)
 
Lastly, when your child is teething and drools a lot, the drool may cause a rash on their face that can be painful. Make sure that you use a very soft cotton cloth to blot away the drool. If needed, you can put petroleum jelly on the rash before your child goes to sleep.
 
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