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#1 of 4 Old 01-08-2010, 09:10 AM - Thread Starter
 
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A poster mentioned this yesterday in a different thread on Life With a Babe and I had never heard of it - basically that since Motrin is an anti-inflammatory and teething is an inflammatory process, the medicine actually slows down teething. Does anyone know if this is true? My 7 month old is starting to teethe badly and I do have Motrin for only REALLY bad times (which is how I used it with DD) but wouldn't want to use anything that is going to prolong things!

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Just thought I'd bump this up...

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well DD was a painful teether, and we gave her motrin; she seemed to teeth FOREVER. in fact, she got her fangs in first and that wasn't until a year. i have often thought the same thing (did it prolong.)
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Someone on LWAB just posted that she did find research that ibuprofen can inhibit tooth movement WRT orthodontics. Although there seems to be nothing corresponding to teething I guess it might stand to reason that it could also inhibit the teeth moving down?

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