Tips for Teething Pain

Signs of teething include:

  • Flushed cheeks
  • Dribbling or drooling
  • Chewing and rubbing gums
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Some children can have a high temperature when teething (see fever).

To help your child feel better:

  • Rubbing your baby’s gums gently with your little finger can help.
  • You can give your baby something to chew on, like a teething ring. Try cooling it in the fridge beforehand (follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure it’s suitable to refrigerate).
  • Pamol® may help to relieve pain associated with teething (see our handy Little Helper tool to check the correct dosage). Always read the label and use as directed. Incorrect use can be harmful. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Reference 1. NZ Ministry of Health, Medsafe, Label Statements Database. Accessed 30 May 2013. Reference 2. The Paediatric Society of New Zealand and Starship Foundation 2013, Kids Health. Accessed 30 May 2013. Pamol® is for the treatment of children’s pain and fever. Pamol® suspensions contain paracetamol 250mg/5mL. Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Incorrect use can be harmful. ® Registered Trademark. Aspen Pharmacare C/- Pharmacy Retailing, Auckland. TAPS PP3867.