Pain Management

You may use Tylenol, Ibuprofen (if 6 months of age or older), arnica, Rescue Remedy or other measures to help with pain control. We recommend the purchase of a non-numbing teething gel like Hyland’s Teething Gel or Orajel Naturals (not regular Orajel). This gel will be used during your stretching exercises and can help with pain afterwards as well.

Tylenol Dosage:

  • Use the dropper in the manufacturer’s packaging
  • This can be given every 6-8 hours after the procedure as needed
  • These doses are for Infants’ Tylenol Concentrated drops 80mg/1ml

6-11 pounds- .5 ml
12-17 pounds- 1 ml
18-23 pounds- 1.5 ml
24-35 pounds – 2 ml

  • Breast feeding is the best way to soothe your infant but remember to also include lots of “skin to skin” and sharing a warm bath may help you.Starting a few days after the procedure, the wound will look white and/or yellow and will look very similar to pus.  This is normal and not a concern.