Molars, weird poop and fever

User - posted on 03/15/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hello ladies. I have a 23 month old little boy who's cutting his two lower back molars at the moment, he's been pretty miserable for the last 4 days, dribbling quite a bit, complaining his gums hurt and pooping the usual mushy, yacky poop he reserves for when he's teething, it happened every single time, I can't call it diarrhea, it's more like a gooey, weird poo, 2 - 4 times a day (when he's usual is only 1!). Anyway, yesterday he woke up with a temp of 100, I gave him Paracetamol and took him to the Doctor. The Doctor said he could not find anything wrong (checked ears, throat, chest, the lot) and he could only put it down to a gastro virus because of the poop description I gave him. I brought him home and the temp kept returning so I gave him paracetamol around the clock.
This morning he woke up with 102 and that scared me a bit. Once again I brought it down with parecetamol and other than that there is nothing wrong with him. He complained a bit about tummy ache and had a poop (again, weird one) and has been well since, but I am almost sure temp is coming back after
paracetamol wears out.
Should I be concerned or could it be down to his molars? Do your LOs have fever when they are cutting teeth? I don't know if I should trust the GP (even though he's been seeing my LO for over a year and I never had any issues). I got to say that a gastro virus diagnosis without a diarrhea is quite unlikely to me! I guess I just want to hear of some more mums who had their kids have a fever when cutting teeth so then I don't have to worry so much but if temp doesn't stop climbing in the next two days I will take him back to the Doctor.

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Evelyn - posted on 03/15/2013

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There are several viruses going around, our LO had a 101.6 fever and doc said mild ear infection, we all had the cough for 3 weeks and he was the last one to get it. The Tummy Thing also was going around, think it is a virus too. Just feed him little bits at a time and more liquids.

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User - posted on 03/18/2013

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Update: It turned out to be Roseola! Fever lasted for 3 days and suddenly stopped and now he's covered in tiny pink spots. Should be over soon.

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