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A 29-year-old female asked:

My two year old is teething has had a temp 38.5 and vomiting the last 2 nights but ok during the day. could this all be teething related?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nudrat Nauman
26 years experience
Unlikely: Your 2 year old may have a virus in his system. Keep him hydrated. If the fever or vomiting persist or he develops new symptoms have him seen by your Doctor.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See a pediatrician: Could be simple stomach flu, teething, etc.. However, fever 38.5C is required visit to the pediatrician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope it helps.
Dr. Maria Desquitado-tabora
Specializes in Pediatrics
May not be teething : Teething symptoms usually are low grade fever less than 101 degrees Fahrenheit with fussiness and decrease oral intake. If you 2 year old persists to have fever more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit with vomiting for more that 24-48 hours, she needs medical attention to rule out other causes.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
No, not teething: Teething does not cause vomiting. Something else is going on. If this doesn't resolve in the next few days or if symptoms worsen, then take them to the pediatrician.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Teething myths: Fevers, diarrhea, rashes and all sort of things have been attributed to teething, but no scientific evidence exists that teething causes anything other than pain and discomfort.
Last updated Jul 12, 2020

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