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Child is teething, has swollen gums and bleeding. Should I rub baby Orajel?

My 13 month old has been teething recently. His two front teeth had barely been poking through for the past week or so and his gums around those two front teeth have been swollen. Only around the front teeth. I woke him from his daily nap and he was playing with a toy when I noticed him gum bled a little. He does not act like it bothers him. Is this normal part of the teething process? I don t recall his bottom gums swelling and then bleeding when his two bottom teeth came in. Should I rub baby orajel on his gums even though they have bled a little?
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Thank you for your query.
Do not be concerned.
If the child is not in distress then there is nothing to worry.
However, applying oral gel will only do him good.
Patient watchful attitude should solve the problem.
Hope this answers your query.If you have any other queries kindly direct them to me.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.Have a nice day.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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