Can a baby get a stuffy nose if teething??

Lauren - posted on 08/22/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter has what seems like a cold...but she is 7 months old, drooling a lot, and chews on everything. My mom said that sometimes babies can get a stuffy nose if they are teething. She doesn't seem sick. Anyone have this experience?

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April - posted on 08/22/2009

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YES, a child will experience many symptoms along with teething. It is all linked in together with your sinuses and lymph nodes. So when certain teeth are coming in, it can put pressure on certain sinuses and cause fever, earache, runny nose, watery eyes, sore throat and can lead to a common cold or even a stomache ache. Keep a stock of chew toys in the freezer and in the fridge. My son liked to chew on stuff that was cold not frozen. Hope this helps. Tylenol is the best aid for teething if pain comes into play:)

Becky - posted on 08/22/2009

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my son who is 16 months always gets cold-like symptoms when teething. sometimes they get so bad i have to put him on breathing treatments and allergy meds, however my daughter, now 5, only got the cold-like symptoms with a few teeth and never had to get the breathing treatments...just goes to show how every child is different. I hope your daughter is more like mine rather my son, it's tough sometimes.

Lindsay - posted on 08/22/2009

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Absolutely! She may also start running a fever but if you feel like it gets any worse, you can take her into the pediatrician just to make sure. I could be an ear infection but with the drooling and chewing, I'd say it's very likely due to her teething.

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