Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-05-05

Q.

Feedback re pots 1949

Dear Paed, thought I would give some feedback regarding post 1949 being confused about my LO waking up at 9:30pm and crying for an hour non stop. Well it turned out that he is indeed teething (thank you:-)), his top gums are so red and swollen, I cant actually believe I didn' t notice! He got his two bottom teeth about 2 months ago. I have started using Vidol and he settles within minutes, the only concern I have now is that he has a really smelly breath and I know this is not normal, its almost like a " metal/chemical"  smell, is there anything I can do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This metallic smell is a feature of babies who are teething and is normal. Thank you for the feedback.

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