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I've heard these are related...that rubbing his face back and forth in the mattress is because his ears/jaw is sore from his inflamed gums. Does anyone know how to alleviate this discomfort? Last night he did this all night long (along with nursing which did seem to help until he got full or fell asleep) He was awake every 30-45 minutes because of this. Motrin didn't help, teething tablets, lemon balm tea...any tips or ideas? It's hard feeling so helpless (not to mention even more sleep deprived than normal).
 

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my ds is getting over a cold and all snotty, and he does it too- and on our shirts, and whatever else he can get his face on, lol. he's teething too, but didnt start this til he got a cold
 

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DS is working on teeth 3 & 4 right now, and does this too. One of the things that seems to give him the most relief is to crush an icecube, knot it into a clean cloth napkin and let him suck on it. It makes a huge difference.
 

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I'll try the crushed ice cube in a cloth napkin...what a great idea!<br><br>
His nose and breathing are clear, he's not congested or anything, so I don't think that's it. But maybe his sinuses are bothered. I know sinus pressure can make your teeth hurt, maybe it works the other way around too!
 

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DD did this with her hands for a while-- rubbed them on everything. I thought it was just an annoying habit she did when she was tired. Then the ped told me she has eczema. She was ITCHY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Wow did I feel bad.
 
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