Myhth Or Health Belief

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jo - September 5

does rubbing gin on your babies gums relieve teething troubles?

 

RR - September 5

Not sure but I would stick to the over the counter stuff specially made for teething.

 

MM - September 6

Maybe back in the day they did this but I would never try it. Use over the counter stuff or even a cool damp wash rag for them to chew on.

 

Hmm - September 6

It worked for my menstrual cramps, of course I did more than rubbing on my gums.

 

Liz - September 6

I would guess so. I know people who use whiskey for teething babies. If no over the counter drugs work for my baby when he teeths, I will use it too.

 

pbj - September 6

My mom said she used brandy, so I'm sure it works. But we have ambesol (sp?) for babies now as well as several other brands

 

mj - September 6

I know it might seem harmless, but exposing infants and children to alcohol might not be good idea. I've heard it works also, unfortunately I've also heard to quiet or sooth a baby or child brandy is permissable. Getting a child aquainted with the taste of alcohol at any age is risky. I imagine you might be looking for a non-medicinal remedy and while gin has been used for ages alcoholism has also ruined people for ages.Maybe you should keep looking for a solution. Sorry to be a downer

 

to mj - September 7

why oh why did/do so many OTC meds for colds and what not contain alcohol? I guess it's ok the give them a shot ( the dosage cups that often accompany meds), after all thats not the same it says its for children "right on the label" huh?

 

mj - September 7

Medicines given by doctors or pharmacists are tested for children by dosage. Additionally there is a clear line between something meant for regular consumption and medicine that is not.

 

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