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Can teething cause flu symptoms in baby?
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Teething may cause irritability, and occasional low grade temperature.
It should not produce nasal drainage, cough, or prolonged elevation of temperature.

In brief: Sometimes
Teething may cause irritability, and occasional low grade temperature.
It should not produce nasal drainage, cough, or prolonged elevation of temperature.
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe mild flu-like
Teething is blamed much too often for many discomforts of infancy.
Nonetheless, cutting teeth through the gums for some babies can be most uncomfortable--triggering fussinness, excessive drooling, refusal to nurse, and even low grade fever. But many other more serious illnesses--especially ear infections or pharyngitis--may mimic the same symptoms. It is best to have your pediatrician evaluate.

In brief: Maybe mild flu-like
Teething is blamed much too often for many discomforts of infancy.
Nonetheless, cutting teeth through the gums for some babies can be most uncomfortable--triggering fussinness, excessive drooling, refusal to nurse, and even low grade fever. But many other more serious illnesses--especially ear infections or pharyngitis--may mimic the same symptoms. It is best to have your pediatrician evaluate.
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