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Teething torture - advice needed please

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toothfairy999 Sun 19-Jul-09 19:22:20

This is a ridiculous question.. but how long does it last?

I'm sure people have posted a zillion times on this subject but would love some advice please.

DD (10 months)has two bottom teeth which came throug without a wimper, but all of a sudden she has changed overnight - really tearful, angry, fractious, won't be picked up, won't be put down, vile nappies, rash over tummy, very sore looking top gums and permanently has fist jammed into her little mouth. I have tried everything - frozen flannels, carrot, calpol, gel, teething rings, and nothing seems to help.

I am a single mum and I am finding this really difficult. She's been like it for six days now, and just wondered how long to expect this to go on for? I'm feeling very sad and alone that I can't do anything to help her.

slowreadingprogress Sun 19-Jul-09 19:36:05

like your posting name grin

Poor you I do sympathise - and it must be so draining on your own.

Some kids just do suffer in the production of teeth, ds was certainly one who never got a tooth through without MANY nights of interrupted sleep etc

I wonder if the fractiousness and rash may even be a virus? I know that teething babies can get rashes on face/bum but on her tummy just makes me wonder if it's not just the teething?

I'd certainly keep giving calpol for now - she's clearly feeling under the weather so it can't hurt, whether it's teeth or a virus or both!

Can you call in any one to do an emergency babysit/sleepover just to give you a break?

toothfairy999 Sun 19-Jul-09 19:58:52

Thank you for your kind words, I think the being alone just gets to me sometimes and makes me feel a bit useless when I can't seem to make DD feel even a tiny bit better. I've just done a search and come across 'teething granules'. What are they? Do they work? Will try anything!!

peggotty Sun 19-Jul-09 20:06:30

I've heard that the teething granules can work so might be worth a try (haven't tried them on my dcs myself though). I would go for neurofen rather than calpol personally as its anti-inflamatory so should help swollen gums better than calpol. There's something called anbesol liquid which is better than calgel and the like. You can get it and the teething granules in the chemists. I'm on the last lap of teething as my ds (18mths) is just starting with his last set of molars - it has been hell from start to finish! You probably don't want to hear that though! My dd barely seemed to notice her teeth coming in!

PinkTulips Sun 19-Jul-09 20:07:05

they're the nelsons teetha powder, they worked quite well for my first two... more in calming them down than anything else.

but if she's very bad your best bet would probably be neurofen... it's an anti inflamatory as well as a painkiller so works alot better tha calpol.

good luck, it does get exhausting when it drags on but honestly even the crabbiest most long winded teethers get there in the end smile

nolongerchunkybutstillapudding Sun 19-Jul-09 20:34:29

Sorry don't have much advice,just posting in solidarity really!

Ds (18 mo) has 4 more teeth to go - the big molars.the bottom 2 are coming at the mo and it's also seems to be taking forever- can anyone give me an idea how long it takes for these to actually come through?they are just bumps at the mo,but driving him (and us) crazy!!!

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