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Teething Causes Fever In Babies - Myth or Fact

Dr Pranjal Kale
0 to 1 years

Created by Dr. Pranjal Kale
Updated on May 18, 2022

Reviewed by Expert panel

Teething is the process in which a baby's teeth comes out through the gums. It usually takes place between 6 to 24 months of age. Most infants get their first teeth between 4 and 6 months old. The first teeth to start appearing are mostly the lower middle teeth.

Some of the symptoms include tender and swollen gums, and irritability. The infant during this time may want to place things or fingers into the mouth in order to reduce discomfort. The pain can last for around a week.

Some of the commonly reported teething symptoms Irritability, Drooling / Skin Rashes, Coughing, Biting and Gnawing, Cheek rubbing and ear pulling, and Diarrhea.

If your baby is teething, there are several questions that come to your mind. Some of these include How to Soothe Child When He / She is Teething, teething irritation, teething pain, what foods to be given etc.

Some ways to soothe a teething baby include giving a Chilled Fruit, using a Cold Washcloth to soothe, giving cuddles, wiping the drool away, massaging gums.

A lot of parents also think that teething is associated with issues like fever, loose motion etc. Check out this video with Pediatrician Dr. Pranjal Kale as she talks about the myths and facts associated with it. 

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This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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