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How to Get a Baby to Stop Drooling So Much When Teething

While infant drooling is a messy annoyance, there's not much you can do to diminish it, according to Dr. Robert Boughan, who practices internal medicine and pediatrics at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Drooling will improve after the teeth erupt, he says. You can keep your baby comfortable by reducing teething pain with frozen teething rings or pacifiers. “Parents should be cautious of topical anesthetics,” says Boughan. “For infants who are exploring the world partially by chewing and mouthing objects, we don't want their gums and lips to be numb.”

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