Harvard Health Blog
Teething-pain remedy dangers
By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Teething can be hard on babies. It can hurt as teeth break through the gums. While some babies weather it fine, others are downright miserable. Itís hard to watch a baby be miserable, so itís understandable that some parents and caregivers reach for one of the products that contain benzocaine, which can numb the gums and soothe the pain.