Is Baby Orajel discontinued?
Orajel™ Medicated Teething Gel (discontinued)
Based on the May 23, 2018 communication from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding over-the-counter (OTC) teething products containing benzocaine, we are discontinuing the distribution and sale of Orajel™ teething products containing benzocaine.
Why was Baby Orajel discontinued?
The FDA is taking action against the use of benzocaine products because they have the potential to cause a condition called methemoglobinemia. Methemoglobinemia is a potentially deadly condition that causes blood to carry less oxygen.
What can you use instead of Baby Orajel?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends alternative ways for treating teething pain, including rubbing infants’ gums with a clean finger or providing a teething ring made of firm rubber to chew on.
What is the safest teething gel for babies?
Topical teething gels and liquids with benzocaine
Once your toddler passes his second birthday (at which point he may be cutting his first and second molars), benzocaine-based numbing gels are considered safer to use.
What is the best medicine for teething babies?
If your baby is especially cranky, consider giving him or her infants’ or children’s over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others).
What to do when baby is teething and won’t stop crying?
To relieve the discomfort of teething, offer your baby a clean frozen or wet washcloth or a solid teething ring. If the crying continues, talk to your pediatrician about giving an appropriate dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol). You can also give ibuprofen (Advil) if your baby is older than 6 months.
What to put on baby’s gums when teething?
What’s the best way to soothe sore gums?
- Rub your baby’s gums. Use a clean finger or moistened gauze pad to rub your baby’s gums. …
- Keep it cool. A cold washcloth, spoon or chilled teething ring can be soothing on a baby’s gums. …
- Offer a teething ring. …
- Try hard foods. …
- Dry the drool. …
- Try an over-the-counter remedy.
Can you give a baby Orajel and Tylenol at the same time?
No interactions were found between Orajel and Tylenol. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Can you rub whiskey on a baby’s gums?
If you needed any more convincing, it is not okay to give a baby a few drops of whiskey on his gums to soothe his teething pain. Instead, try applying a cold washcloth to the gums or even massaging them and applying pressure with your fingers.
Is baby Orajel safe for infants?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against the use of Orajel in children under two years of age.
Is zarbee’s gum massage gel safe for babies?
It’s safe & effective for babies of teething age (2 months+). Made with safe, wholesome ingredients, Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Gum Massage Gel can be used as early as 2 months—so you can start soothing your baby when he or she needs it most.