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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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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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What would the pertussis symptoms be in a vaccinated 7 month old be? My son is teething and has a slight cold, no fever but had been exposed to famili

What would the pertussis symptoms be in a vaccinated 7 month old be? My son is teething and has a slight cold, no fever but had been exposed to famili

Cough: Pertussis is "whooping cough". A disease caused by infection w bordetella pertussis and the symptom that stands out is the intense paroxysm of cough followed by a inspiratory whoop. If your son was vaccinated he may have a milder case that will sound more like croup. It is probably a good idea to see ur peds doc. If your son is not vaccinated call your peds asap and get him examined + tested. ...Read more

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Hi would like to know if its possible for a 4month old prem baby to get cold or flu like symptoms before teething? Sudden runny blocked nose.?

Hi would like to know if its possible for a 4month old prem baby to get cold or flu like symptoms before teething? Sudden runny blocked nose.?

Yes: Colds are independent of teething and are caused generally caused by a virus. Use a gentle saline solution often and elevate the baby’s head, keeping the room cool and not too dry. Follow up for wheezing, trouble breathing, feeding difficulties or fever. All the best. ...Read more

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I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray. All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?

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I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray. All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?

See your doctor: May be just congested sinus or you may need an antibiotic, continue the nasal wash and pain killers in the interim, good luck ...Read more

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When a baby is teething what are the symptoms usually?

When a baby is teething what are the symptoms usually?

Teething: Symptoms of teething often occur a few days (or even weeks) before the tooth comes through the gum. Common symptoms and signs include:

Red and swollen gums.
Red flushed cheek or face.
Rubbing their ears on the same side as the tooth which is coming through.
Dribbling more than usual.
Waking more at night and generally being more unsettled.
Inconsistent feeding.
Rubbing their gums, biting, chewing ...Read more

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Are symptoms of teething indicative of a medical condition?

Are symptoms of teething indicative of a medical condition?

No: Common inflammatory process in later infancy. Symptomatic care is all that is needed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of teething in a baby?

What are symptoms of teething in a baby?

Teething symptoms: The most common symptom of teething is chewing on objects. Other reported symptoms are red or swollen gums, irritability, decreased appetite, loose stools, mild temperature and/or swollen lymph nodes. The most important thing to remember teething is a natural process and all humans go through. Provide palliative care for what ever symptoms, if any, your child experiences. ...Read more

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So when babies are teething what are symptoms?

So when babies are teething what are symptoms?

Chewing alot: As kids begin teething, they might drool more and want to chew on things. For some babies, teething is painless. Others may have brief periods of irritability, while some may seem cranky for weeks, with crying jags and disrupted sleeping and eating patterns. Teething can be uncomfortable, but if your baby seems very irritable, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms surface when babies are teething?

What symptoms surface when babies are teething?

That depends: Some babies have no symptoms at all. Most will have excess saliva, want to chew on things and perhaps be a little cranky. A few may develop low grade fever and/or mild diarrhea. If more severe symptoms develop the baby should be evaluated by their pediatrician as they may have a cold or illness in addition to teething. ...Read more

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Need to know signs and symptoms of baby teething?

Need to know signs and symptoms of baby teething?

Drooling and crying: Teeth eruption in baby will cause discomfort, pain or sometimes infection and fever. Most common signs are drooling and crying over pain while pointing the inside of mouth.

The best way to help easing the process is maintaining the oral hygeine so to decrease the chance of infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of teething in babies in pain?

What are the symptoms of teething in babies in pain?

Age: Reaction of a baby to teeth vary depending on age. Teething to infection to a plethora of other diagnoses is feasible. A complete exam is important. ...Read more

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What symptoms can be due to baby teething (real symptoms, not myths)?

What symptoms can be due to baby teething (real symptoms, not myths)?

Probably...: ...Restlessness, chewing, and salivation. Most pediatricians seriously doubt the ability of teething to produce a fever. ...Read more

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What is a great cold thing to suck for molar teething pain.?

What is a great cold thing to suck for molar teething pain.?

Ice pops: Don't open a frozen ice/otter pop and let it thaw just a bit then you can bite on it inside the plastic for awhile. It gives way a bit so it doesn't feel as hard. Teething rings or sticks can work as well. ...Read more

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Is teething normal and are there other symptoms of this period that I should watch out for?

Is teething normal and are there other symptoms of this period that I should watch out for?

Teething is normal.: The most common symptom of teething is chewing on objects. Other reported symptoms are red or swollen gums, drooling, irritability, decreased appetite, loose stools, mild temperature and/or swollen lymph nodes. Teething is a natural process all humans go through. Provide loving supportive care for what ever symptoms, if any, your child experiences. ...Read more

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My 8 month old has rectal temp of 100.4 since two days, fussy, vomits on force eating, teething, no other symptom?

Fever advice: These symptoms with fever can be due to many causes, mostly harmless viral infections which resolve, but there are more serious bacterial infections (e.g. ear, chest, urine, meningitis are some) which may need assessment by your doctor. See http://www. Kidshealth. Org. Nz/fever for comprehensive advice. Teething is not always the cause of a fever. Fluids are more important than food for a sick child. ...Read more

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My baby is 14 months and has a temperature of 39, he also doesn’t want to eat. Is this teething symptoms or should I take him to a dr?

My baby is 14 months and has a temperature of 39, he also doesn’t want to eat. Is this teething symptoms or should I take him to a dr?

Teething: A temperature over 38.5 is probably not attributable to teething. an appointment with a Pediatrician would be advisable. Also, it is recommended that ALL children have their 1st Dental Examination by their 1st b'day. See a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) for all the same reasons you have chosen a Pediatric Medical Specialist, a Pediatrician, rather than a GP. ...Read more

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Will teething cause flu symptoms?

Will teething cause flu symptoms?

Teething: May cause irritability, drooling, congestion - not FLU sx's. ...Read more

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Can teething cause flu symptoms in baby?

Can teething cause flu symptoms in baby?

No, not flu symptoms: Some babies have no symptoms at all. Most will have excess saliva, want to chew on things and perhaps be a little cranky. A few may develop low grade fever and/or mild diarrhea. If more severe symptoms develop the baby should be evaluated by their pediatrician as they may have a cold or illness in addition to teething. ...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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Do you consider the hylands products to be safe and/or effective for children under 2 years old? Looking for cold and teething relief

Do you consider the hylands products to be safe and/or effective for children under 2 years old? Looking for cold and teething relief

Not safe: Hylands homeopathic drops have been recalled in the past for risk of toxic side effects from one of the ingredients, belladonna. The concentration of belladonna was found to vary between preparations. I would stick with nasal saline drops for relief of cold symptoms. For teething, I would recommend massaging your baby's gums and using a teething toy like sophie the giraffe. ...Read more

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Should I re-schedule my daughters 2set of needles if she as a cold...No fever? She is also teething.

Should I re-schedule my daughters 2set of needles if she as a cold...No fever? She is also teething.

No need: Present day vaccines can be given in most situations of minor illness. I generally only defer them when a kid has an existing high fever or a worrisome illness where the kid is on the margin of needing hospital care. ...Read more

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My son is 19 months and weighs 10.1kg. He is teething and has a cold. Can I give him 2.5ml Telfast and also an Empaped suppository?

My son is 19 months and weighs 10.1kg. He is teething and has a cold. Can I give him 2.5ml Telfast and also an Empaped suppository?

Check: Neither med is available in US. My understanding is that Telfast is for allergic Hay Fever, and Empaped is for fever/inflammation. That's a lot of meds for a transient problem. Would advise consulting with pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. All children should have 1st dental ck-up by age 1, so your son should already have a relationship with a Dentist who can best advise you. ...Read more

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My son is 11 months and has had a fever for two days with no other symptoms? Could it be teething? And is it ok to give him his formula milk I've

Yes: Formula milk form you will not contribute to the problem. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen evry 4 hours alteranting will should knock out the feverthe first primary molars are a coming, have a cold compress that he can chew on will accelerate the process. ...Read more

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Our 7 mo old is struggling with pain from teething. We tried cold chew toys. Are natural teething tablets (Hylands) safe? Effective? Others remedies?

Our 7 mo old is struggling with pain from teething. We tried cold chew toys. Are natural teething tablets (Hylands) safe? Effective? Others remedies?

Teething: Pain from teething canbe relieved by a cold wash cloth used as a teether and or Acetaminiophen given every 6 hourly if needed and the child is very irritable and crying. Not known how effective and safe are natural teething tablets. ...Read more

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Baby 7 months old&for the past month or so he moans&goes back&forth from his side to back when sleeping&this sometimes wakes him up. Teething symptom?

Baby 7 months old&for the past month or so he moans&goes back&forth from his side to back when sleeping&this sometimes wakes him up. Teething symptom?

Not necessarily: This is a common sleep pattern at that age. It is also the beginning of a period of separation anxiety that can account for night waking. Just be consistent and supportive. I don't buy the issue of teething.It gets blamed for just about anything at this age. ...Read more