Posted by: Jenine | 2008/01/28


Colds and teething

My daughter is 16 months old and is busy teething again. She has a very bad cold with a wet cough. This has been going on for 5 days now. Can teething cause a cold? How long does a cold normally last?

Expert's Reply



This illness has nothing to do with her teething. She seems to have picked up a viral infection which has also affected her chest, possibly one known as bronchiolitis which is caused by the RSV virus. The illness usually lasts a week to 10 days then clears up.Is she at a creche?

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Posted by: Nomsa | 2008/08/21

my child is having fever and she is eight months three weeks, i have not seen any teeth up till now, but not she is having fever, she does not want to eat or bottle feed she only want to drink water. I did took her to see a Dr and they gave her medication.

please assits

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