Teething and Nurofen

Nurofen is another well know type of painkiller which contains ibuprofen - a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which relieves pain as well as easing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and period pain. There is a brand of Nurofen which is specially designed for babies and children called 'Nurofen for Children': this helps to lower a raised temperature as well as easing pain caused by the newly emerging teeth. This type of medicine is known as an 'analgesic'which is a medical term for a painkiller. Some parents prefer to give their little one Calpol whilst they are teething but others choose Nurofen. Then there are others who give their babies both of these medicines.

Benefits of Nurofen

The Nurofen for Children range is considered a great way of reducing a babies (or toddler's) raised temperature which is one of several signs of teething. Plus it reduces the pain caused by the new teeth pushing their way through the gums. Like many medicines for children it is sugar free, comes in different flavours and is easy to take. It is used to treat other common childhood complaints as well as teething. These include sore throats, headaches and toothache.