Ask an expert
Question

03 Feb 2010

Vidol Teething Powders - how long
Dear Paed

My 12 month old son is having a tough time teething, and thus sleeping very poorly. Vidol teething powders work well, as it numbs the gums, and also kills pain systemically as well. My question is - how long (how many nights) can I give him Vidol? Second question, can I give him Stopayne (less than half a teaspoon?) when its really bad (ie when he has both hands in his mouth and distressed)?

Thanx for you excellent help!
Answer 6,238 views
Expert
childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

You can use the Vidol powders as recommended on the package. This is a safe treatment.Do not use Stopayne which contains codeine and may cause constipation. Only use Panado or Calpol syrups.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9471 votes
No
68% - 20282 votes
Vote