fever and fussiness

Kristen - posted on 07/03/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 6 month old has had a fever of 100.5 two nights in a row and is real fussy. His temp is normally around 98 degrees. Didn't want his cereal last night but did breastfeed pretty good and did take a 7oz bottle this am. He is pretty good during the day, drinks his regular scheduled bottles. He is starting to teeth would that be the cause of the fever or should I be bringing him to the doctor? He hasn't been sleeping or napping very well. Any advice would be great. thanks

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Tiffany - posted on 07/03/2009

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yes, teething can cause low fevers, diarea, and nausea. if you have one of those teething rings that you put in the freezer, give him that, it helps sooth their gums. infant tylenol will help with the discomfort and the fever (i would call and check with the doctor first, just in case). you can also use orajel for temp. pain releif. hope this helps...good luck.

Shelly - posted on 07/03/2009

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At 6 mo old, if he is only running a low fever(below 101.1) he is probably just teething. Most drs. say not to worry about fever unless it gets over 101.1 and stays there for more than 48 hrs with medication. If he is getting fussy, try rubbing liquid tylenol on his gums instead of oragel. Tylenol relieves the pain better, and doesn't toughen the gums like oragel does.



However, it is never a bad idea to take your little one to the dr. Any time you are in question about any problem they are having, the pediatrician will know what to do.

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Kristen - posted on 07/06/2009

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So ended up going to ER.. turns out he was constipated and has a minor upper respitory infection. Finally getting better. Has a cough that may last for 2 weeks though.. my poor little man sounds pathetic when he coughs. Thanks for all the advice it was much appreciated.

Kat - posted on 07/03/2009

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So do you have a health line you can call?? We have a 13 HEALTH phone number we can call here in Australia & speak to Nurses after hours.
Can the fever be kept under control with paracetamol?? If you can keep the fever down with paracetamol I wouldn't worry about going to the ER just yet. But that's just me. What about a late night chemist?? Get some teething tablets also. Treat the teething symptoms & see if this helps. Paracetamol with help with fever & pain, then maybe a teething tablet or gel to directly help with the pain in the gums. You'll know within a couple hours, then you can make a better judgement about going to the ER. They will probably quiz you when you get there anyway about what have you tried to relieve the symptoms. (if they are anything like our emergency department - make you feel bad about going in there).

Kristen - posted on 07/03/2009

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thanks for all the advice. dr.'s office is closed today, does it warrant an ER trip or am I being over dramatic?

Dianna - posted on 07/03/2009

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I am a old mom, and things have changed. When my children were babies, and teething, they too ran a slight fever. I put them in a luke warm tub of water, with lavender water in it. It brought down the fever and made them relax a little. Also a clean sterile wash cloth that has been damped and placed in the freezer, given to them to chew on helped lots for the gum pain.
Hope he feels better soon.

Kat - posted on 07/03/2009

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Is there a nurse at your doctors that you can chat to over the phone?? That's usually what I do when symptoms are borderline (could be teeth - could be sick). He is probably taking his fluids meals due to the fever, as you know keeping up fluids is really important. I would also in between meals be offering sips of cooled boiled water. I think officially fever should not accompany teething, but ask every mother you know & they will say their child got a mild fever with teething. Personally I'd ring the nurse to be sure. Best to be safe than sorry.

My daughter has not had a fever, but her sleeps haven't been the best. I found a tooth cutting through today. She was looking a bit pink & flushed.

Michelle - posted on 07/03/2009

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My daughter got a bit of a temp with her teething as well! And she was super fussy. If your worried about it I would take him to the doctor. Hope he's feeling better soon!

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