Posted by: Candi | 2009/01/08


Teething and possible broncitis (sp)

Hi Dr!
I really need ur advice, my 9 month old is cutting teeth at the moment. There are 3 out and just one top one that is still trying to come out of the gums!
This is - yesterday he started this really horrid cough. Now he has been in hospital twice with Brongiolitis (i cannot spell!!!!) and im not scared that it could be this.
I cannot here any wheezing on his chest or " abnormal"  sounds, but he is abit off, which could once again be due to teething!
Should i take him to my Paediatrician or just wait and see.
Please help me!

Expert's Reply



Your baby's teething has nothing to do with his chest infections. Bronchiolitis is a viral chest infection. If you think that he is starting to develop the same illness with wheezing, fever and cough then you should have him seen by his doctor.

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