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Very cranky 4 month old my 4 month old little girl has been very cranky today on top of that she has been chewing on her hands more and not eating as much what could be wrong?

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Dr. Laura McMullen
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In brief: Even

Even though it's a little early (most kids get their first teeth after 6 months), there's a possibility that she could be teething.
Teething and the symptoms attributed to it are a common concern for parents. Lots of studies have looked at this and shown the most common symptoms of teething to be: -increased biting -drooling -gum-rubbing -sucking -irritability -wakefulness -ear rubbing -facial rash -decreased appetite for solid foods -slightly elevated temperature (under 100.4f) of course none of these symptoms accurately and consistently predict tooth eruption - that would be too easy, right? If you think your child might be ill, you should give her doctor a call.

In brief: Even

Even though it's a little early (most kids get their first teeth after 6 months), there's a possibility that she could be teething.
Teething and the symptoms attributed to it are a common concern for parents. Lots of studies have looked at this and shown the most common symptoms of teething to be: -increased biting -drooling -gum-rubbing -sucking -irritability -wakefulness -ear rubbing -facial rash -decreased appetite for solid foods -slightly elevated temperature (under 100.4f) of course none of these symptoms accurately and consistently predict tooth eruption - that would be too easy, right? If you think your child might be ill, you should give her doctor a call.
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