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    Default Is fever a symtom of teething?

    Do you think fever is a symptom of teething? Did your toddler have fevers or elevated temperature when they are teething?

    DS is 18 months old and suddenly got a fever last night of 38.8 degrees, gave him Nurofen but it came back up within 4 hours and had to give Panadol. His temperature would go down for 3~4 hours after a dose of medicine but then come back up again and I had to alternate between Nurofen and Panadol. TOday on top of the fever, he has runny poos also that smells AWFUL. Theres no symptoms of a cold, no coughing, no pulling ears, doesnt seem to be in pain when peeing.
    One tooth did cut through but that was before he got a fever. He hasnt been restless or whinging or sleep deprived.
    Will take him to see the doctors tomorrow just for a peace of mind. But like to know what everyone thinks.

    Please share your thoughts!
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    NO. teething != fever.

    HOWEVER
    teething -> lowered immune -> susceptible to infection (esp in mouth) -> fever

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    Some drs will say no and even tell you that they don't think teething is painful
    Ds1 had a terrible time teething, inflamed gums lead to discomfort and the teething would also irritate his ears and throat every time resulting in a temp!
    Teething can cause more problems than people may think.

    Thankfully ds2 was a totally different kettle of fish, barely knew he was teething.

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    Default Is fever a symtom of teething?

    My DD had a terrible fever one afternoon - was incredibly tired and grumpy. Took her to the dr and there was nothing wrong with her. Next morning - noticed first 2 yr old molar had just broken through overnight. No other explanation. Medical professionals will say no though. After that experience I'm not sure I agree with them.

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    Default Is fever a symtom of teething?

    My GP says it can cause a fever, but only a mild one...

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    Default Re: Is fever a symtom of teething?

    None of my kids had a HUGE spike in temp but they were warmer to the touch than usual for a day or so before a tooth cut - they would feel warm, have a huge nap during the day followed by another huge sleep that night and by that morning or next I'd find a new tooth had cut

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    Yeah, I have to disagree with the medical fraternity on this one. I looked up some studies the other day about this due to teething 'heat' and very slight fever in my boy. The studies say it doesn't cause fever, but some doctors and dentists say it can cause a very mild fever, and only 'from the neck up'. If bubs is warm all over, it's likely something else.

    The 'heat' in the heads is caused by the inflammation in their mouths as the tooth pushes through, and those caustic, foul smelling poos are caused by bubs passing a toxic by-product produced in the body as a part of the teething process. Do your bub a favour and change nappy the instant you know they've had a crap, as they burn the bum of some babies something chronic.

    So if your bub has runnier than usual poos, red bum, and 'heat in the head,' irritability, clinginess and/or trouble sleeping, if they drool like a vampire spotting a fair maiden and EVERYTHING goes into their mouths more than ever, check for a cutting tooth or hard spots in the gums signifying an imminent tooth-cut. Chances are, it's the dreaded 'teething heat.'

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    Default Re: Is fever a symtom of teething?

    Who cares what the doctors say on this one..... Most mothers will tell you, teething = extra heat and flushed cheeks.
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    Default Is fever a symtom of teething?

    All of my kids get a high temp when teething, sometimes up to 40..

    I don't care what the doctors say to be honest. I know that my kids don't teeth well and get temps, runny stools, are very irritable and don't sleep when teething.

    My sisters kids on the other hand get teeth without her knowing and have never had even a slight temp with any new teeth.

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    I don't think that teething causes fever. Maybe flushed cheeks, but that isn't a fever and definitely not one of 38.8 like your ds. My kids have never had a fever when teething. My ds tolerated teething very well really, my dd not so well with lots of irritability and poor feeding for days on end, but never a fever.

    I'd definitely be taking your ds to the doctor for a check up. Hope he's ok.


 

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