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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Carole | 2004/11/16

Q.

Teething Issues

Hi,

My baby girl (2 years old) still only has half her teeth. She has been experiencing high temperatures and has been lethargic since Saturday evening (13 November 2004). I have been managing the fevers and making sure she is hydrated, so so far, touch wood, we havent needed to go to hospital. I did take her to the doctor, as I was worried that it might be more than that, as she has been completely drained, but he checked her out and said it was just teething. However, I am still concerned as it is not any better, in fact it seems that she is more lethargic. I have not yet seen such bad teething symptons, I am a first time mommy, and want to know if teething is generally this bad and am I over reacting, or do I need to be worried.
Thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Teething does not cause high fever and lethargy. If these symptoms persist you need to see your doctor or paediatrician to rule out serious infections.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/11/16

I'd see someone (a peadiatrician) for a second opinion.

As far as I'm aware, teething doesn't cause temperatures and dirhea (don't know spelling), just that the immune system isn't at peak during teething so other infections get a chance to get in. They must still be treated as illnesses though.

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