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If your child is experiencing pain from teething, remedies are available to help minimize the irritation. You can give your baby a teething ring or let him or her bite down on a cool cloth. Many over-the-counter pain medications are available for young children. However, it may be best to consult your child's healthcare provider before trying these treatments for teething pain.
How Can You Treat Teething Symptoms?
Natural Teething Remedies
- Gently rub the sore gums with a clean finger.
- Let your baby bite down on a clean, cool, and damp washcloth (you can even stick it in the freezer for a few minutes).
- Let your baby bite on an ice cube wrapped securely in a clean cloth.
- Give your baby a teething ring. You can get one in any baby-goods aisle at the supermarket or drugstore. Some come gel-filled and some have tiny ridges or bumps that your baby can gnaw on to soothe the pain. They even make ones that you can stick in the freezer so that your baby can gnaw on something nice and cold.