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How long does drooling associated with teething last?

How long does drooling associated with teething last?

Depends: The drooling may last as long as your child is teething. Carry a few extra clean washcloths to help keep clean. ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

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


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How long does drool rash associated with teething last?

How long does drool rash associated with teething last?

It depends: Any rash will last as long as the cause is present. Some good ways to deal with teething pain are teething rings or frozen wash clothes. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething discomfort only. Try applying neosporin to the rash and keep the area clean wiping away saliva frequently. ...Read more

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Is drooling one of the signs that a baby is teething?

Babies drool: It's hard to believe so much fluid can come from the mouths of tiny babes, but teething stimulates drooling, and the waterworks are on for many babies starting from about ten weeks to three or four months of age. ...Read more

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My daughter is 19months and is constantly drooling. I think it's just from teething as we are awaiting her two year molars. Could it be something else?

My daughter is 19months and is constantly drooling. I think it's just from teething as we are awaiting her two year molars. Could it be something else?

It could be: It could be due to teething. At ths age your chid should be gettig her 1st molars in. In some cases it may even be her 2nd molars coming in a little early. As long as she has no other symptoms i woldnt worry about the drooling. ...Read more

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Could a 12 week old be teething? Slightly fussy, waking up in night, drooling a lot, and not latching to eat..

Could a 12 week old be teething? Slightly fussy, waking up in night, drooling a lot, and not latching to eat..

Sure...: Eruption of teeth can happen at different times... some children are born with teeth, for others it can take a year or more. It's genetically determined. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby is drooling a lot today and even now while she's sleeping, is it because she's teething or something I should be concerned?

Not necessarily: It is good to be observant and ready if anything comes up. However, babies have no social conscience and thus no inherent need to control their drool. They do a lot as babies but eventually decide to contain it. I see babies who never seem to "teethe" but end up with a full set. ...Read more

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My 16 week old is teething & drooling a lot and has had a stuffy nose/slight cough for 2 days. Could these be related?

My 16 week old is teething & drooling a lot and has had a stuffy nose/slight cough for 2 days. Could these be related?

No. Nasal congestion: & cough are symptoms of a viral upper respiratory illness. Teething does not cause fever, diarrhea or any other symptoms not related to the gums , although some babies have pain & irritability. Drooling at 4 months does not necessarily mean a baby is teething, just that the salivary glands are beginning to function. The central lower incisors usually erupt first, around 6 months. ...Read more

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Could my 7 week old son be teething? Drooling a lot more than usual and been crying and fussy for 2 days, even mid-feed and chewing his hands.

Could my 7 week old son be teething? Drooling a lot more than usual and been crying and fussy for 2 days, even mid-feed and chewing his hands.

Maybe,maybe not: Babies generally drool because they have no social conscience and make more slobber than they choose to swallow. It does increase with their mouthing and suckling activity. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my 3 month old to be teething? He's drooling a lot more and is constantly putting his hand in his mouth. Thank you.

Is it possible for my 3 month old to be teething? He's drooling a lot more and is constantly putting his hand in his mouth. Thank you.

Yes: Teething usually starts at 4 months but can start much earlier. The first tooth usually appears somewhere between 6-12 months. Although sometimes you can see teeth erupt as early as 1 month. ...Read more

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2 year old still drooling. He is not teething. He wheezes a lot. He coughs all day and all night. Could it be caused by large tonsils?

Drooling : It could be. Another cause could be reflux, allergies or some other things. These are only guesses; you need to see your doctor, have him evaluated, and referred to a specialist, if indicated. ...Read more

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What is pre teething? Can teething symptoms appear in a 10 week old? We have chewing, drooling, rubbing her face in her sleep, not sleeping well, etc. with no fever.

Of course: Your teeth just don't pop out of you gums like pop tarts out of the toaster. They have to cut their way through virgin gums that have never been cut through before. Your adult teeth don't do this because a path is already there. However, when baby's first teeth are coming in, there are weeks if not months of cutting through those gums, which includes the drooling, fussy etc etc. ...Read more

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When do preemies get their first tooth? I have a 28-weeker who is now 5.5 months (2.5 months adjusted) and she seems to be showing signs of teething (drooling, irritability, chewing/sucking on everything in reach, and not sleeping as much).

When do preemies get their first tooth? I have a 28-weeker who is now 5.5 months (2.5 months adjusted) and she seems to be showing signs of teething (drooling, irritability, chewing/sucking on everything in reach, and not sleeping as much).

Perfectly normal: Some babies are born with at least 1 erupted tooth. Some don't get a tooth until 18 months. 6 months is a little early but well within normal limits. As soon as 1st tooth erupts, but no later than 1st b'day, take baby to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist (for all the same reasons you see a Pediatrician for medical care) for exam, developmental analysis, oral hygiene instruction, etc. ...Read more

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3 month old becomes fussy in evening, crying out suddenly as if in pain. Drooling alot and putting hand in mouth. Can he be teething?

3 month old becomes fussy in evening, crying out suddenly as if in pain. Drooling alot and putting hand in mouth. Can he be teething?

Early: But yes, could be. See your Pediatrician to make sure it isn't something else. Also, in nine months give your child a wonderful 1st b'day present. Take him/her to a pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist, for initial exam, oral hygiene instructions, dentofacial growth & development evaluation, decay prevention advice, and so much more. ...Read more

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My 11 month old son is teething. He has had a fever for three days with runny nose & drooling. Now he has a badbarking cough. Is also from teething?

My 11 month old son is teething. He has had a fever for three days with runny nose & drooling. Now he has a badbarking cough. Is also from teething?

Not from teething: Probably a cold but with drooling you need to be sure he doesn't have something like tonsillitis. You should take him to see his pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Almost 3 month old has fever that comes & goes some drooling & puts his hand in his mouth a lot could he be teething so little? What can I do to help him?

Almost 3 month old has fever that comes & goes some drooling & puts his hand in his mouth a lot could he be teething so little? What can I do to help him?

See doctor: Unfortunately 3 month olds can't tell you want is wrong. So, it is best to see the doctor and find out what is going on and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Swollen gums, drooling, fussy, behaves as if trying hard to poo(2days back got sore bottom due to hard stool but now it's soft)teething?Shd i see a doc

Need 2 exams: Except for gi, symptoms probably due to teething, but never hurts to have pediatrician take a look. Also, must make 1st dental appointment with dentist, or preferably pediatric dental specialist. ...Read more

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7 mouth old is teething and drooling and I noticed a bump on edge of her lip and small bumps on her chin. Could this be chicken pox or cold sore?

7 mouth old is teething and drooling and I noticed a bump on edge of her lip and small bumps on her chin. Could this be chicken pox or cold sore?

Not Chicken Pox: The limited location of the rash/bumps make chicken pox unlikely. Chicken pox would also cause symptoms like fever and malaise. The rash could be a virus causing cold sores, but could also be from the irritation of drooling. None of these things would require treatment outside of local skin care, but watch to make sure that she is hydrated and that the rash does not spread to her eyes or throat. ...Read more

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Drooling (Definition)

Drooling = saliva involuntarily ...Read more