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My 1 year old has allergies but always has a runny nose regardless. would this also be because of teething?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieberanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Teething: Over centuries, teething has been blamed for fever, nasal congestion, runny nose and diarrhea, among other symptoms. It seems plausible that teething may cause irritability, night waking, drooling and finger chewing. It is easy to understand how the symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection were attributed to the teething process at a time when these germs were not yet discovered.
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Not from teething: Teething causes drooling, fussiness, gumming hard objects. Speak with your pediatrician about an appropriate dose of antihistamine to give your child. If the runny nose is inadequately controlled consult an allergist.
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
It is possible.: Teething can cause the nose to be runny. It also can cause a slight fever.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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