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How long does irritability associated with teething last?

How long does irritability associated with teething last?

Depends: All babies are different, but on average a baby starts to teeth at approximately 6 months with the central incisors through 30 months for the second baby molars. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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How long does fussiness associated with teething last?

Individualized: Teething symptoms will be different for every child. Fussiness can be associated with teething and only your child will no how long this will last. Provide loving support, teething rings, the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe pain and plenty of fluids until your child completes teething. Remember, teething is a natural life process... Your child will get through it just as you did. ...Read more

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9mnth old baby teeth cut through last montg his irritable again this month and has bronchitis could his top teeth be cutting through waking a lot nite?

9mnth old baby teeth cut through last montg his irritable again this month and has bronchitis could his top teeth be cutting through waking a lot nite?

Possibly: You don't indicate if anything else is going on. Is the baby normal during the day, feeding well, without fever, etc. Also do not indicate who made the diagnosis of bronchitis and whether the cause was determined. A 9 month old should be evaluated by a pediatrician. Good luck and hope he is better soon. ...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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Should I be worried if my childs soft spot is raised? He has been irritable but hes also teething, so I figured that was the cause.

Should I be worried if my childs soft spot is raised? He has been irritable but hes also teething, so I figured that was the cause.

Bulging fontanelle? : Worry is a wasted emotion, so i would never recommend it. However, a bulging fontanelle is not normal, and it is not caused by teething. If your baby is cranky with a full or bulging fontanelle then he needs to be immediately seen in the nearest emergency room. This time of year we see late summer viruses which can cause this, but it also may be caused by bacterial meningitis, which is deadly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a teething baby other than being cranky and irritable? Do they sleep more?

What are the symptoms of a teething baby other than being cranky and irritable? Do they sleep more?

Irritable: Imagine a painful wisdom tooth trying to erupt as a baby. Discomfort can be relieved by applying ice to area, but a topical anesthetic like Benzocaine seems to work the best for me. Apply with a qtip. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 4 month old to have a 100.9 fever while teething? My 4 month old baby just got her first 2 teeth in about a week ago. But today she has been acting really irritable and checked her rectal temperature and it was 100.9. Could this be a ca

A little high: 100.9 is a little high. May be teething, but more probably a cold. Ck w pediatrician. And see a pediatric dentist no later than 1st b'day. 2 or 3 is late. You need to talk to pedodontist about care of baby teeth, diet, hygiene, growth and development of teeth and jaws, Fluoride (remember, permanent teeth are already forming), and so many other things. And your child & the dr can bond. ...Read more

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My teeth are really irritable! what can I do to whiten my teeth and how do I get rid of this annoying pain?

My teeth are really irritable! what can I do to whiten my teeth and how do I get rid of this annoying pain?

See your dentist !: Not sure if your sensitive to hot, cold, or sweets or all of these or have spontaneous or bite related pain. All have a different cause and need professional evaluation. Teeth whitening can be done but i would get the tooth irritability issue resolved first. ...Read more

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21 month old has been lethargic and irritable for 5 days. Complaining of body and teeth hurting, not much appetite, but no fever. Is it serious?

21 month old has been lethargic and irritable for 5 days. Complaining of body and teeth hurting, not much appetite, but no fever. Is it serious?

Flu like illness: Your child may have a flu like viral illness. Since its been going on for five days a visit to your child's pediatrician is in order ...Read more

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Constantly moving my tongue against my bottom teeth (causing pain and canker), have to do it. Feel strange irritable and restless. Neurological?

Medication related?: Laura, Have you taken any psychiatric medications in the recent past? There are certain drugs that can cause repetitive movements of your tongue (called tardive dyskinesia). If this is the case, talk with your doctor about treatment options. You do not mention if this occurs at particular times of day, or when you are feeling stressed or anxious. If so, behavioral treatments could help ...Read more

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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


Dr. James Mirabile
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Irritability (Definition)

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