A member asked:

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 answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Nov 27, 2017

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Dr. Martin Ostro answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

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.

Answered Apr 30, 2016

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Teething can cause the nose to be runny. It also can cause a slight fever.

Answered Dec 13, 2012

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