Q: Please my doctor, my baby of 8 months old is teething and having fever. We have been in and out of hospital for the last 2 weeks. Now, she is having fever. Please what can I do?
A: It is thought that the inflammation of the gum around the area where the tooth will erupt from may cause low grade fever which is why the babies may experience some fever.
Another significant symptom believed to be associated with teething is diarrhoea. There’s no conclusive research that has shown any link between the process of erupting a tooth and diarrhoea. If anything, we’ve found out that this is the same period when children start picking up things and of course the natural ‘tourist’ destination for anything they pick up, is their mouths! 😀 What happens? When they pick up dirty stuff and suck on it, it would ultimately lead to…
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