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    Default Fever when teething. Myth?

    My son 11mo has had a temp the last 2 days of 38.4 and there a outs. I have given Panadol and it does being it down for a few hours and then it's back up.
    I think it's teething because he is super dribbly yesterday..
    I just read an article from googling which said research shows teething doesn't cause fever.
    Now I'm crapping myself my son is sick and should see a doc! But I'm stuck at work all night. So I worry of course

    In your experience did your baby have fevers like mine and it was to do with teething?

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    If he's had a fever for a few days then you probably should take him to a doctor. If he's not in a lot of pain, just appears grumpy from his teething, I would personally wait until after work. Has he got any other symptoms?

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    My first did, I wonder if teething makes them more susceptible to infection?

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    My son hasn't no, I know a lot of the kids in my mothers group get them at the same time are their teeth but they also get cold symptoms so could be coincidental.

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    Sorry, didn't answer your actual questions! No, DS doesnt get a temp while the "teething tap" is on.

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    When my daughter was teething she would get big temps, nothing else wrong with her so I do believe it was teething. A few times she went up to 40.2/3, but no other signs of illness.

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    DD1 - dribbled when teething, no fever, clingy
    DS - dribbled and really high temps when teething, super clingy
    DD2 - was always a whinger so no signs when teething, no temps

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    Yeh he is very clingy too and I noticed today after I look his dummy out it smelt. So I thought he might have a little cold and that made his breath smell but yeh mainly the mega dribbles and high temp and grizzly when the temp is high. When it goes down after Panadol he is happier

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    No temps with teething here. My SIL is a paed and she told me the only reason kids gets temps whilst they are teething is because their gums are open therefore more likely to catch something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    No temps with teething here. My SIL is a paed and she told me the only reason kids gets temps whilst they are teething is because their gums are open therefore more likely to catch something.
    Makes sense.


 

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