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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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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 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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Help docs! i had my lower front teeth scaled, they feel sensitive and irritated. How long is it normal for that to last?

Help docs! i had my lower front teeth scaled, they feel sensitive and irritated. How long is it normal for that to last?

Lower teeth scaling: The more calculus (tarter) that had to be removed, the more sensitivity you can expect, especially if it has been a long time between scalings. The sensitivity should decrease over 7-10 days. It is important to follow the oral hygiene advice of your dentist and dental hygienist. The cleaner you keep your teeth, and the more often you get them cleaned, the less sensitivity you wiil have. ...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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Can irritated gums where theres no teeth last a week?

Can irritated gums where theres no teeth last a week?

Edentulous areas : Yes it can last a week but if longer see a dentist to see what's causing it or delaying healing. ...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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My 11 month old has the runs and i know its because hes teething but his butt is really irritated is it something i can do to make his bowls harder?

My 11 month old has the runs and i know its because hes teething but his butt is really irritated is it something i can do to make his bowls harder?

Contact Dermatitis: The diapar area is irritated because of the irritant materials in the stool. Everytime he moves his bowel, immediately clean with lukeworm water, dry dabbing, then put decitin, a and d, butt paste or vaseline. Diarrhea is self limiting.Continue pedialyte for each watery stool. Give bananna, rice, applesauce, yogort, chicken/soup. Avoid too much juice. ...Read more

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Can teething be the cause of a fever that my 15 month old son has had it for 2 days. He has no cold symptoms all he has is fever and crankiness?

Can teething be the cause of a fever that my 15 month old son has had it for 2 days. He has no cold symptoms all he has is fever and crankiness?

Teething: Teething can cause fussiness, but not usually a fever over 101. If your child has a fever over 101 for more than a couple of days, he may need to be checked to see if there is another cause. ...Read more

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How do I know if my daughter is teething or just chewing to explore? 4 months, passing crankiness, drools a lot & always wants things in her mouth.

How do I know if my daughter is teething or just chewing to explore? 4 months, passing crankiness, drools a lot & always wants things in her mouth.

Normal for her age: Only with x-rays or actually seeing white bumps emerging just under or at the surface of your daughter's gums can you know for sure that she is teething. It' a little early for her to be teething, but very possible. What you describe seems very normal for a 4 month old, whether or not she is actually teething. Enjoy her and this time in your lives. ...Read more

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Is it alright to give an 8mo infant tylenol (acetaminophen) syrup just once a day at nighttime for teething pain and crankiness? For how many days can it be given?

Is it alright to give an 8mo infant tylenol (acetaminophen) syrup just once a day at nighttime for teething pain and crankiness? For how many days can it be given?

Try teething rings: One appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) a day is probably not going to cause any harm, but you do not want to get the child used to taking an oral medication when it may not be needed. Try teething rings. ...Read more

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Can your incisive papilla get irritated if your two front teeth are too close together?

Can your incisive papilla get irritated if your two front teeth are too close together?

Unlikely: Unlikely. These teeth are touching normally. The papilla can become irritated for other reasons. ...Read more

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What can i take for irritated gums where theres no teeth thanks?

What can i take for irritated gums where theres no teeth thanks?

See dentist: Your gums may be swollen ,having some infection and all that is causing irritation . Consult your dentist . drink cold sweet drinks and soft sweet food like ice cream ...Read more

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Fussiness (Definition)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied ...Read more