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can a babies temperature reach 102 while teething?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
49 years experience Pediatrics
Teething: No. The current consensus is that teething does not cause significant fever. While it may cause irritability and sleep disturbance, fever >100.4 is most likely due to a coincident illness such a viral upper respiratory infection, otitis media, etc.
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
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Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Not From Teeth: Teething does not actually cause a fever. Viral infections do most of that. Teething can cause stress to the body and in turn make the child more likely to get a viral infection and there by get a fever, but it may not be related to teething at all. Treat the symptoms with otc infant tylenol (acetaminophen) and if it persists then see your provider for care.
Answered on Sep 18, 2014
Dr. Hoang Truong
14 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Urgent! : Take your baby to the doctor. Teething or not.
Answered on Sep 18, 2014
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no evidence that teething causes this level of temperature elevation. Baby is sick. Consult your pediatrician.
Answered on Sep 18, 2014

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