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Pain in the gums for an infant due to tooth eruption - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi I gave my baby daughter ( 6 months ) Loratadine because she had tooth ache is that okay
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   for children for pain you can give Tylenol syrup (pediatric)
Doctor :   avoid giving other medications. what dosage did you give her?
User :   1 and a half ml
User :   the doctor has subscribed it in october because she was sick is it okay if i gave her it now
Doctor :   ok. avoid giving it more than 2 times a day
Doctor :   if she continues to have toothache, get her examined by a dentist
User :   so dont give it to her anymore
Doctor :   and for pain relief give Tylenol syrup 2.5 ml 2-3 times a day as needed
User :   at this time she should be growing teeth and i dont really think she will need a dentist right
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes that is right, but teething in children is usually not associated with severe pain
Doctor :   if she is having pain, then it might mean that she is having problems with teeth eruption
Doctor :   and should be checked
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