Theething and fevers.

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My 8 month old daughter is just now having her two bottom teeth come in. The past couple of night she has gone to bed kind of early and has been running a fever of 100 to 104. I tried giving her some baby motrin, but she is still very hot at night. I don't know that else to do for her. I feel ba because she wakes up every hour crying really hard. Any advise will help, thanks!! :)

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Kristal - posted on 09/20/2010

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Well, I just had a similar scare over the weekend. My daughter had a temp of 104.1 on Thursday night. We rushed her to the ER. They took plenty of tests and nothing was wrong. Throughout the weekend her temp would spike and return to normal. We gave her baby motrin and used a cold compress for her forehead and neck. She was sleeping a lot and didn't have much of an appetite. As of Sunday, she was back to normal, playing, but still not eating much. I felt her gums this morning, and for the first time I feel a little something. :-) I believe we'll see teeth in the next couple of days.

All babies are different, and I believe that sometimes they can get a high temperature and not be "sick," however, I would take her to the doctor to get checked just in case. I talked to another parent at my daughter's daycare, and she said the same thing happened to her son when he was teething.

Belinda - posted on 09/19/2010

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A high temperature has nothing to do with teething its often a sign of infection or sickness. A low grade fever is associated with teething if its high please take her to get checked out. Better to be safe than sorry

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The wives tale connecting teething with a fever is so pervasive that the label on Baby orajel specifically makes a point of saying that there is no connection: "When using this product fever and nasal congestion are not symptoms of teething and may indicate the presence of infection. If these symptoms do not go away, advise your physician." If you are treating a fever with tylenol, motrin, etc, you are simply masking the symptoms. You need to determine the underlying cause. A fever of as high as 104 would suggest an ear infection or something else like meningitis. Go see a doctor asap.

Kristal - posted on 09/15/2010

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My daughter is 9 1/2 months and still don't have any teeth, so I appreciate the advise for when her teeth do start to come in. :-) Thanks for the follow up. I'm glad the fever broke and things seem back to normal. I hope she's still sleeping throught the night. :-)

Heidi - posted on 09/18/2010

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My son has 8 teeth already, and they were pretty easy. Now he is working on his premolars, and is pulling on his ears and running a temp. We took him to the doctor and he said that nothing was wrong, just ear wax teething and a cold. He gave dimatap (off brand) and Tylnol.

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Nancy - posted on 09/21/2010

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baby tylenol or tempra, give her a little before bedtime and we also put baby anbesol on her gums, it seems to do the trick but you may have to reapply in a few hours....

Colleen - posted on 09/19/2010

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Usually whenever the baby has a fever of 104 you should take them to the ER and consult your Dr first. That's a really high fever for such a small kiddo. Good luck, ,My daughter got her 2 bottom teeth really easily but she is getting more right now and is sick and irritable and cranky so just keep patient and make her as comfortable as possible!! Good luck!!

Rebecca - posted on 09/18/2010

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My daughter has her two bottom front teeth. She is getting another set and what I give her is baby panadol and bongela for her gums. When that doesnt help I give her rusk stick. These all seem to help her. But she hasnt had a fever, not that I know of any way. Does your 8 month old have trouble with her ears?

Chantel - posted on 09/17/2010

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Sorry to hear that she is having alot of trouble getting her teeth but i had that with my first now i use hyland's teething relief and Panadol for the feaver. They don't work all nite but will get her some rest. It works realy well for my 8m girl she gets at least 4 to 5 hours sleep and then i have to repeat it. Also i give her a bath bout 1/2 hour be for bedtime.

Hope you find somethink that works for her

Ash - posted on 09/15/2010

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If your baby has a fever up to 104 that is not because of teething! Babies do not get high fevers cause of teething. Low fevers yes, high fevers no. You should take her to the DR. My daughter recently just had some fevers that I thought were due to teething that were up to 103. She actually had a virus called Roseola. Where they have a high fever for a few days and then within 24 hours of the fever breaking they get a rash that lasts a couple days. Almost all children get it by the age of 5. You should always take your child to the DR if they're having a fever that high for more than a day.

Heather - posted on 09/15/2010

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I think those teething tablets are great. I also use infant tylenol as well. With both of my children, they ran low grade fevers, had a little bit of a clear runny nose and were extremely cranky. It is just part of the teething process, although every child is different. They also have those nifty little mesh things now that you can put food in and it strains it for the chunkier parts, I also use for soothing my babies gums for her teething. I freeze bananas, cantoloupe, kiwi and put that in there and give it to her and she loves it! It's cold enough, with flavor so she can chew/suck on it. Hope it gets better for you?

Esmeralda - posted on 09/14/2010

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I just asked the same question lol. What I did is gave her some baby tylenol and a lukewarm bath with the johnson's vapor bath. Then I put baby orajel right under her lips above the teeth. Its a technique we use for dentists. Since your daughter is getting her bottom teeth, put the orajel on a cotton swab and rub it all the way in the back of her mouth behind where her last molars are supposed to be on both sides. Rub it in there good in the back of the cheek and close to the gums. Good luck and I hope it helps!

Renee - posted on 09/14/2010

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My is 8 Months, almost 9, and he just got 1 tooth on the bottom and now he has 2 more coming in on the bottom. He is very very edgy and has a runny nose and such. He was spiking a fever from 102 to 103 for a few days but they said just give him infants tylenol every 4 hours and just lots and lots of fluids. I also give him teething tablets I found at walmart and they are just made of chamomile so it just relaxes him and he can drift off to sleep. Good Luck and I know it will all ease soon.

Jacquelyn - posted on 09/13/2010

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Both my babies had fevers when teething but they were only a little high not over 100 degrees. She maybe be teething and sick at the same time. Next time treat the fever with tylonal and then check again rectally to see if there was a break (meaning the fever went down a little) as long as it goes down a degree within an hour that means the tylonal is working. If it doesn't call the doc and take the baby to the ER there is something else wrong. For teething I used teething tabs and tyonal nothing else. Orajel I don't recommend because of the lidacane in it, I for my kids feel more comfortable using teething tabs you can give them as often as you want will no ill effects. Those are the recommendations my doc gave me and my MIL gave me (she's a home respet nurse who works with special needs children) so that's what I would recommend to you as it did help ALOT. Oh and I treated once when they get up, 20 minutes before nap, and 20 minutes before bed manditory and then when they needed it for the teething tabs. After they broke through the gums I would give them little teething rings to help with the pain and not give too much tylonal because of the ill effect it has on the little tummies.

Lenesha - posted on 09/10/2010

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They recommend to take them to the hospital with a fever over 101. A fever over 103 can cause seizures and can be rather serious. I sure in the hell wouldn't be sitting at home with my daughter if she had a fever up to 104 even if I knew she was teething.

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Thank you all, we had a really good night last night. She wasn't running a fever and selpt 6 hours straight, which is a first for her so I was happy. I used the teething tabs, motrin, and baby orajel. Hopefully this will be te end of it for now! It was 3 nights of it!! :)

Katie - posted on 09/10/2010

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My daughter is also going through this. Fever, Runny nose, grouchiness. I have been using tylenol, orajel, teething tabs, and gripe water. None of it lasts too long but def helps. Zoies gotten 6 teeth now in two weeks.

Kyla - posted on 09/09/2010

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switch from tylonal to motrin every other one, bathe frequently,babys temp. ususaly runs higher than an adult! ! my daughter is almost 9 months next week and she got 2 teeth at 3 months (bottom) and now she has 4 on top comming in at this momnet she has a runny nose and is very edgy!!!! it sucks i know! but if you get too worried than you can alwyse take her to the ER and they will help you! ER might seem a little too hospital emergency but u know they do help asap appointment free!!!!! ;)

Tonya - posted on 09/09/2010

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I use baby tylonal and it has always seemed to work although my son has never had as high as 104 when teething. Have your tried teething tabs this may help with the pain and help her sleep longer. As for the fever if the motrin is not bringing it down try something else or talk to you dr. I think the motrin should bring the fever down unless there is something else going on.

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