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A 19-year-old female asked:

My 7mo old has a really runny nose her temp goes from normal to 99.1 she's really fussy when nursing and in general. could be teething? what do i do?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Runny nose: Steam her in the washroom. Use the vaporizer during the night and elevate her mattress where she sleeps. Use salt water nose drops four times daily.If she is very fussy you can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.
Dr. Mueeza Zafar
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Agree with other doc: Also consider that you may be keeping your baby too warm, by overdressing. Their metabolic rate is much higher than adults if you are wearing 2 layers of clothing then try one layer with the baby. Otherwise i agree with the other physician's recommendations.
Dr. Jeannine Weiss
Pediatric Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes it could be: Massage with a cool teething ring. You may want to check with md for dose of children's motrin-.
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 41 years experience
Teething Help: Many infants show signs of distress during teething. The exact mechanism these symptoms occur during teething is not known, but the correlation of these stress symptoms with a tooth erupting remain high. Ibuprofen, cold teething rings and/or camilia can help. Try to keep fluid intake high. Ibuprophen will help with the elevated temp. And with discomfort. If it doesn't improve see your pediatrician.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Could be teething: Oral topical anesthetics are usually ineffective. If needed use baby Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also try chilling a pacifier or teething ring.

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