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Does Teething Cause Fever in Babies?

Does teething cause high fever in babies. A condition when the first teeth push out through a baby’s gums is known as teething. Generally, the first teeth begin to emerge when babies are 3 to 7 months. Two bottom front teeth, called central incisors are the first teeth to emerge. The teething process does not stop there. The other teeth gradually emerge. Normally, at the age of 3 years old, all of the 20 primary teeth emerged completely. Because teething process can cause discomfort to babies, they might get cranky. Due to the discomfort, they cannot eat and sleep well. Some babies may have mild irritation because the gums are swollen.

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How Does Teething Cause a Fever in Babies

Some parents even find their babies get fever during the teething process. Does teething cause fever? Well, it is true, although not always, that baby’s temperature can get little higher than usual when their teeth emerge but it rarely causes high fever so you do not need to worry. High fever could possibly happen because an infection that does not relate to teething occurs. If you find your kids develop a high fever, you should bring them to a doctor. The doctor will examine the kids and find what cause the fever.

Teething phase can be frustrating both for babies and their parents. The discomfort caused by drooling and swollen gums can make babies can cry all day long, lose appetite for eating, be difficult to sleep, etc. Luckily, there always many things parents can do to soothe the sore. You can start by removing the drool. For your information, the drool can irritate the skin around the cheek. This is called as a rash. Removing the drool will minimize the likelihood of the development of rashes.

Most babies will feel itchy on their gums during the teething phase. In order to ease the itchiness, rub the baby’s gums using a finger. Make sure you already wash your hands before rubbing the gums. Alternatively, you can use teething aid that your baby can chew on. Find something that is safe to use. Avoid small teething aid as it can be swallowed or choked. A rubber teething ring seems to be a good idea. Babies love it. For babies who already eat solid foods, you can give biscuits and cold food.

Now that your baby has teeth, it is important to give excellent care and cleaning to their teeth. Good oral hygiene is the key to overall long-term dental health. For babies that are less than one year, use a wet clean washcloth to wipe teeth. Using a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste is allowed for older babies. Around 3, usually, kids are able to spit out water from their mouth. It implies that they are ready for using more amount of toothpaste. You might need dentist’s advice on how to floss and brush small teeth easily.

It can be concluded that teething is a common process. All kids experience this condition. During the teething process, parents should pay more attention to their kids because they may get symptoms that can be different from each other.

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