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Will teething cause constipation?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Goldstein
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Unlikely: There is anectodal evidence suggesting the teething can cause low grade fever and/or loose stool. Not much support for a connection to constipation.
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Dr. Leo Morton
Pediatric Dentistry 44 years experience
Unlikely: Teething does not cause diarrhea, constipation or diaper rash. It can cause a mild fever up to 101°F (38°C). Mild symptoms that gradually improve usually are nothing to worry about and may even be related to a viral infection or other condition. Severe or ongoing symptoms should be closely watched and discussed with your doctor.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2016

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