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FEVER in baby. Can TEETHING cause it?

Resolved Question: names Janet i have a 7month whos had a fever since Saturday morning hes teething and.already has two.bottom.teeth can the fever be causeby teething should.i.take.him in to.the ER?

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I understand your concern. Though there is a common belief that teething causes fever, there is no evidence that I know of, that has confirmed such an association. To assume that your 7 month old baby is having fever only because of teething would be unwise. Especially if the fever is in its second day, I would assume that there is an infection ?viral ?bacterial
So I would strongly and most definitely urge you to visit your nearest pediatrician. It could just be a viral illness and your pediatrician may prescribe nothing more than paracetamol, but good history and a detailed physical examination is required to rule out an underlying serious bacterial illness. It is not correct to try and make that assessment over the internet.
Dr. Saptharishi L G

Dr. Saptharishi L G
Category: ICU/ Critical Care Specialist
Senior Residency: DM,  Pediatric Critical Care, PGIMER

Residency: MD, Pediatrics, Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 2013

Internship: JIPMER, 2009

Medical School: MBBS, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, 2008
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