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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Overview)

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 until three years old.


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How long does teething generally last before a tooth visibly comes in?

How long does teething generally last before a tooth visibly comes in?

Hard to say: Since people often attribute any unexplained fussiness to teething it is hard to decide if is even a real condition in most. Bradshaw's studies long ago showed the normal kids fuss daily but the intensity declines as they develop skills like rolling over which corresponds to the time some begin to have teeth emerge. Responding to a chilled teething ring may or may not verify teething pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
813 doctors shared insights

Teething (Overview)

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 until three years old.


Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Teething (Tip)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) can really help a teething child get to sleep. ...See more

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
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Managing Teething (Checklist)

Let your baby chew on a wet washcloth that's been kept in the freezer
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Try a chilled teething ring
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Let your baby bite on your washed finger
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Ask your pediatrician about using acetaminophen
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My 17 m/o:runny nose <1 week, sometimes congestion. No other symptoms. Teething? Seasonal allergies? Just finished first molars. Other allergies?

My 17 m/o:runny nose <1 week, sometimes congestion. No other symptoms. Teething? Seasonal allergies? Just finished first molars.  Other allergies?

Probably not: Probably allergies or cold. If your child has not yet seen a dentist (preferably a pediatric dental specialist) you're overdue. Although most general dentists say wait until2-3, that's late for developmental evaluation which is part of a pediatric dental specialists training during their post-dental school residency. ...Read more

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Teething (Tip)

Most children do not need pain killers when teething. Some discomfort is normal while teething. ...See more

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How can I help soothe my teething baby?

How can I help soothe my teething baby?

Let them chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read more

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Galbladder remove May 2014. diagnose wit fatty liver.Eversince diagnosis,been havin sore gums bhind my top teeth and sore top gums.Is this related?

Galbladder remove May 2014. diagnose wit fatty liver.Eversince diagnosis,been havin sore gums bhind my top teeth and sore top gums.Is this related?

Not related: Hi. No, fatty liver and gingivitis (sore, inflamed gums) are not related. Poor diabetes control can cause both, but you don't indicate diabetes or diabetes meds in your data. Are you overweight? If so, I'd suggest being tested for diabetes; having diabetes and not knowing it DOESN'T protect you from the problems it causes! Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Hyde Dr. Hyde
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Teething (Tip)

Baby teething pain, avoid using benzocaine, for long term health gain. ...See more

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How long can a 1yr old have diarrhea due to teething.Mine having diarrhea for 10 days n he is teething.Nothing came out in stool test?

How long can a 1yr old have diarrhea due to teething.Mine having diarrhea for 10 days n he is teething.Nothing came out in stool test?

Teething: Babies usually begin teething between 3 and 18 months old and continue teething until all 20 "baby" teeth emerge. Teeth emerge slowly over time, making it seem as if babies are constantly teething. Mild diarrhea sometimes accompanies teething, but contact your child's pediatrician if diarrhea is severe or constant. ...Read more

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10 month old had 2 uti's , had symptoms for #3 in less 2 months.. On meds. Culture neg, waiting to do tests could teething cause high white blood cells?

10 month old had 2 uti's , had symptoms for #3 in less 2 months.. On meds. Culture neg, waiting to do tests could teething cause high white blood cells?

No: Teething does not cause an elevation of your white blood cell count. An elevated WBC count a this age is almost always due to an infection somewhere, and with a history of uti's already i would be looking in this area. It could be a kidney abcess, blood infection, or infection totally somewhere else in the body. There are other more rare causes of elevated wbc's, but teething is not one of them. ...Read more

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Teething (Tip)

Most children do not need pain medication when teething. Some discomfort is normal when teething. ...See more

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Why your tongue always knows what your teeth are doing?

Why your tongue always knows what your teeth are doing?

Computer brain: Controlled by the most powerful computer in the universe, your brain. ...Read more

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What causes teething to affect the immune system?

What causes teething to affect the immune system?

It develops it: Teething create a bacteremia, essentially inoculating the body systemically with bacteria from the mouth and challenging the immune system in a good way to develop and refine its system to future attacks. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya Dr. Upadya
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Teething (Tip)

Chewy teething toys can be helpful during teething... Ice can sometimes alleviate the discomfort... ...See more

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Does spitting up mean my child is teething?

Does spitting up mean my child is teething?

No: Spitting up may mean a lot of things, from "nothing" to overfeeding to a whole bunch of possible problems, but it has absolutely nothing to do with teething. ...Read more

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Teething pain treatment? What are some good ways to treat teething pain?

Teething pain treatment? What are some good ways to treat teething pain?

Cold teething ring: Just give your child a chilled, not frozen teething ring. No orajel or topical anesthetics! also try to avoid oral pain medication. Have your child seen by a pedodontist when the first teeth erupt in order to get proper guidance, direction and advice for good dental health for now and the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Teething (Tip)

Teething rings may be helpful to give your baby something to knaw on while teeth is erupting. ...See more

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Can supernumerary teeth be treated easy?

Can supernumerary teeth be treated easy?

Depends: The ease or difficulty in the treatment of supernumerary teeth will depend upon how many are present, where they are located, and who is performing the surgery if indicated. The first step is to identify and diagnose the problem or potential for problems. ...Read more

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