Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
142 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  186
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor