fever during teething

Philippines
July 13, 2007 10:46am CST
my son experienced low grade fever since yesterday . we went to his pedia, and she said that theres an inflammation in his tonsils so he was given anti biotics. But my mother said that this could be because of teething too. do you believe in this? i partly believe it since my son is so well the entire day ,and the fever was minimal today. his 2 lower molars are erupting.
6 responses
@men82in (1270)
• India
14 Jul 07
Its common for children. the relief is to goggle salty water for three days properly goggled.
• Australia
15 Jul 07
You cant gurgle water when you're teething :) a child doesn't understand at that age & you only teeth when you're young so something like this isn't possible to go for infants.
@kyutstudph (1263)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
It's important to remember that by itself fever is not an illness - it's usually a symptom of an underlying problem. Fever has several potential causes: Infection: Most fevers are caused by infection or other illness. Fever helps the body fight infections by stimulating natural defense mechanisms. Overdressing: Infants, especially newborns, may get fevers if they're overbundled or in a hot environment because they can't regulate their body temperature. Immunizations: Babies and children sometimes get a low-grade fever after getting vaccinated. Although teething may cause a slight rise in body temperature, it's probably not the cause if your baby's or toddler's temperature is higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius).
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
With teething comes fever, i'm surprised no-one told you about it - apart from your Mum of course. The tooth pushes on the inside of the gum, causing it to get all red & enflammed, which in turn causes the little one to get a fever - don't worry he'll be fine once the tooth has come through, you'll notice it again & again as he gets more & more new teeth. All you need to do is give him something to chew on, maybe some infants paracetamol - i think you use tylenol or something like that - that'll get rid of the fever & help stop the pain. All kids have the same thing through teething, just keep him as comfortable as possible & it'll be over as soon as that tooth comes through!
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
14 Jul 07
Yes it is true what your mother said because even i suffered with the fever at the time of my teething as my mother say but my son used to do vomitings and he underwent loose motions at the time of his toothing,donty worry it happens all by itself and levels down calmy by itself.
@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
13 Jul 07
Supposedly, according to doctors, babies donĀ“t get fevers when they are teething, but I think they do. My son always had a fever when he was teething. Also, he got an ear infection when his molars were coming in, but I have no idea if that was related. Maybe their immune systems go down a bit during that time.
@mejluvya (213)
• United States
13 Jul 07
He could have a fever due to teething. His tonsils could also be swollen due to his teething. And he may get an earache. Make sure you keep giving him the antibiotics because they will definitely help and some baby tylenol if the pediatrician says it's ok. Just remember when an adult has a toothache it can affect his/her throat and ears and even cause headaches. It's the same for a baby but they can't say exactly what's wrong as well as an adult.