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Aug 06, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Opinions Please :)
Mags brings home a "report card" every day. Her teachers wrote really big and highlighted it--"orajel for teeth please". What do y'all think? I have been told that it's useless and only works for a matter of minutes. I also don't really like them telling me to bring it....suggesting maybe.....not telling. I have been giving her tylenol before school. She is cutting all 4 molars but I'm not sure about even sending orajel for them to stick their finger in her mouth, kwim? I know our center is strict, but I don't know for sure how much they adhere to the rules. Thoughts?
Aug 06, 2008
jmom
Josh 12 yrs colic as a baby
Jenna 6 yrs dream baby
Jessica (6/11/07) Silent reflux dx at 3 weeks
Went off meds successfully at 3 mos
Went back on Prevacid 8 mg TID 1/3/08
I personally thing oragel is useless. They drool so much it just comes off and it doesn't last long even if you do get it in the right spot. I would try doing infant/child ibuprofen before school since it lasts longer and decreases inflammation. Some things(like teething) you just have to ride out. That's just my opinion. If you do choose to do that I would let them know so they know you are doing something to try to help. Take care! Cristy
Aug 06, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
I don't think I'd want to send any oragel either. It really only lasts about 10 minutes total, if that, and I know what you mean about them sticking their fingers in her mouth, even if they do wash...yuck! Would they be able to give her a dose of tylenol? If you used a plunger type syringe and drew up the exact amount of medication to give her and left it with them in a ziplock bag, would they administer it? Anyways....just trying to think of ideas here.......
Aug 06, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
What about motrin?
Aug 06, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Same idea as Cristy!!! opps!
Aug 06, 2008
ozzie*smom
Becca
I agree on uselessness of oragel. But (and I know that not everyone uses them...) I love the teething tablets by Hylands. I figure that all of these things are placebos anyway, but I know that after the tablets, my son seems to feel better. The Oragel doesn't work as long and the horror stories scare me too much!!!
Aug 06, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Well, this is a toughie. We don't use Oragel much on Halley unless she's hysterical. Maybe you can talk to the teacher and see why they think she needs it. Also, could you give her Motrin instead of Tylenol to see if it helps?
Aug 06, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Now that was fast! I might get some hylands. I've heard good things about them. I just wanted confirmation about my thoughts on orajel.

They will do meds if it's labeled a certain way. I'll have to ask. I honestly don't think it's necessary, but if it'll make them happy I might try the hyland's.

Aug 06, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
today was the first day I did tylenol. Other days I did motrin. I thought maybe tylenol was better...oops. I think they're just gonna have to live with it. Maybe this is good timing for her to start daycare, lol. For me at least....
Aug 06, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
I would skip the orajel if I were you. I got pretty desperate and tried it months ago, and all it ever did was give Sebastian eye infection after eye infection - he would suck on his hands because his teeth hurt, and then he'd rub his eyes CONSTANTLY. I don't think it helps, either. Poor little Maggie - four molars at once??
Aug 06, 2008
amber f
I'm sure the teacher isn't trying to offend you. She probably sees Mags is having a tough time and that is something that can be done. I know I feel better putting it on just to know that I'm doing something to help the los. It may be worthless but it could help. If you don't want them to stick their fingers in her mouth you could get the ones that look like qtips or send qtips with the orajel. This is just my opinion but I really think she was trying to get something to help her. If you feel strongly against using orajel then maybe you can talk to the teacher about finding something else or give her the tylenol and motrin to give Mags when it starts to wear off.
Aug 06, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Don't know about its usefullness during teething but it helped Katie feel better when her reflux was out of control and Zantac was useless. A few minutes after I gave it to her her throat was numbed so she felt better!
Aug 06, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Why do they want the oragel? Is it because she is crying and whining? Or is it because she is biting?
Aug 06, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
BTW: I really miss you not being here as much!!
Aug 06, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Have you tried oragel teething swabs???? They are q-tip like things with the oragel in the center of the q-tip. You break off one end and then gravity drains the med. down to the other end. Then you use the wet end with the med to stick in their mouth and get the oragel right where you want it. They worked wonders over here.

As a former teacher if you do send in motrin or tylenol I woudl send a doseing schedule so she doens't get over dosed. JMHO.....that way they also know her last dose from home and exactly when you want her dosed again at school
Aug 06, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Thanks Tracey!

I don't think they intended to offend but I also don't think they are QUALIFIED to tell me that my baby needs orajel. Whatever the issues are may not even be teething related-they aren't drs. If I were in their shoes, I would just tell the mom that the baby seems to be having some issues that MAY be related to teething and maybe suggest orajel as an option. Not ask the mom to send orajel-please. kwim? I just think it's pushy on their part.

I'm not doing it.

Aug 06, 2008
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
My pedi said not to use it very often b/c they can develop an allergy to it. I just found it didn't work very well so there wasn't much point. I agree with you btw... I wouldn't have liked the way the note was phrased but I am SUPER picky about how people talk to me about my children. They are MY children after all. Girly, we type A personalities have to stick together. LOL. Miss you!!
Aug 06, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
You're exactly right Jen! I'm picky about it too. I'm very careful about the way I say things to people about their kids. I have a lil girl that keeps showing her privates to her friends...she doesn't drop her pants, but raises her skirt and stuff. I was very careful about how I talked to her mom/dad. You can easily say that stuff the wrong way.

I'm just gonna ask them why they think she needs meds and tell them that I don't use orajel...I will make sure they know that I'm already giving her motrin and go from there.

Aug 06, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
Sorry to LOL...I am not surprised that you are NOT going to send it, LOL!! I would just do motrin. Sometimes kids just have an "off" day, what kind of med do they want you to give her on that day, lol ;)
Aug 07, 2008
ceramom
Sarah
mom to Mila 2-20-2007
and Robby 4-22-2004
Mila is on Peptamen JR 30 cal by NG tube. Open Heart Surgery 2/08/08. Captopril, Zantac, Losec, Lasix.
I would NOT SEND IT. No way no how ain't gonna happen. First off... how about " Mags teeth seem to be bothering her. Any suggestions? Could you send in oragel for her? "... not " orajel for teeth. " WTF is that about?

Also.. I wouldn't want to be responsible for giving a child oragel. What happens if the kid bites? Or you don't wash your hands well enough? One teenyweeny of MICROSCOPIC poo residue trace on your hands and every kid in the class has Roto or worse.

Also, there is some concern over the safety of oragel as well.. I know one child whose downright allergic to it, and several others who have trouble breathing because it numbs their throat.

I'd rather give Advil ( helps with swelling and pain ) than Oragel.

Aug 07, 2008
eswrede
Mathias Johann - 12/14/05 - GERD, Hypotonia, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia; Stopped silently aspirating at 20 months :)
First partial seizure on 7/2; First Endoscopy on 7/16; results: bile reflux gastritis.
New Meds: Zegerid & Carafate
Allergic to dairy
Hylands also makes a gel for teething if you don't want to use the tablets.
Aug 07, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I told her I don't use orajel and sent motrin. She said she chews her hands and stuff after nap. We'll see.
Check with your
doctor first!