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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

Teething is the natural process of tooth eruption. The rare infant is born with teeth, but for most infants the process begins around 3 months and can last ...Read more


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Can baby teething cause gas, discomfort, constipation, lack of appetite?

Can baby teething cause gas, discomfort, constipation, lack of appetite?

No: Teething has been wrongfully blamed for the common maladies in infants of 6 to 12 months age such as fever (febrile illness), diarrhea or even rash. It would be reasonable to expect a mild elevation of temperature not above 101 degree F and some fretfullness. ...Read more

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Will teething cause constipation?

Will teething cause constipation?

Unlikely: There is anectodal evidence suggesting the teething can cause low grade fever and/or loose stool. Not much support for a connection to constipation. ...Read more

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10&1/2 months old, recently weaned .. Can low fever and teething cause lack of urination and constipation. ? Hasn't had a wet diaper in over 8 hours

10&1/2 months old, recently weaned .. Can low fever and teething cause lack of urination and constipation. ? Hasn't had a wet diaper in over 8 hours

MD visit required: Your child sound dehydrated, and this can lead to a more serious situation. You should bring the child to the pediatrician to rule out any additional issues. Lack of fluids is a significant issue for all children. If you are unable to reach your pediatrician, your safest bet is the pediatric er. ...Read more

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I have opiate induced constipation. Can this cause burning in my lower to mid level back? I am in the process of getting dentures and also do not have teeth to chew my food. I am concerned that something seriously is wrong I am a 38 yr old mother of a you

I have opiate induced constipation. Can this cause burning in my lower to mid level back? I am in the process of getting dentures and also do not have teeth to chew my food. I am concerned that something seriously is wrong I am a 38 yr old mother of a you

Constipation/pain: constipation can cause back pain, but the combination of no teeth and opiods is trouble for your colon. There is a drug Movantik that you take once daily that blocks the constipation causing effects of opiods on the colon, but it is pretty expensive. the only way to be sure there is nothing wrong is to undergo colonoscopy ...Read more

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My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

My toddler (19m) is teething badly waking crying screaming is there anything I can give him? Panadol gives him bad constipation as does neurofen

Teething : The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. He is probably getting new molars. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. Ibuprofen usually works much better than acetaminophen. A natural treatment named camilia can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Breastfed baby having one blowout everyday for almost 2 weeks. Lots of wet diapers, no BM otherwise. She is teething. Can this be cause?

Breastfed baby having one blowout everyday for almost 2 weeks. Lots of wet diapers, no BM otherwise. She is teething. Can this be cause?

Probably not: Teething have been linked to several symptoms in infants, none of which have been properly studied scientifically. Teething gen. causes irritation and inflammation, resulting in irritation and fever. While Diarrhea is more common probably due to erratic eating habits,, constipation is rarer due to teething. BTW, no BM for a couple if days in an infant doesn't necessarily constitutes constipation ...Read more

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Can teething cause my child to become ill?

Can teething cause my child to become ill?

No: Children experience continuous tooth eruption, on average, between six months and thirty-two months of age. Coincidentally, they lose maternal antibody protection and begin to socialize at this same time. So, it's no wonder that signs of illness, and in particular fever, runny nose, diarrhea and rashes spawned the teething myths of yore. But, don't argue with your grandmother about it ... ...Read more

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What are the causes of constipation?

What are the causes of constipation?

Several: Most common being meds, not eating healthy, not drinking enough fluids, sedentary lifestyle, and not taking enough fiber. Hypothyroidism, certain electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, poor eating habbits, laxative abuse and a lot others. The goal is to eat healthy, drink a lot of fluids, stay active, and eat your daily fiber. If this is not helping then see your physician for further workup. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more