Sep 8, 2011

Fever when the baby teething it just a myth

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GladChild: Parents believe that when a baby is teething is usually accompanied by the emergence of a fever baby teething. Whereas children who grow teeth do not have to have a fever, a fever that arises could be an indication of infection.

Parents often blame a variety of diseases that arise as a result of growing new teeth, including fever. But the study found that the process of teething does not cause changes in body temperature.

People have believed the myth. Actually, ages 6 months to 3 years old children at risk of experiencing an increase in minor infections such as colds or flu can cause fever, said ike Morgan, chairman of the Oral Health Program Melbourne Dental School at the University of Melbourne, as quoted from The Conversation.

What temperature is a fever for a baby? Body temperature rises to 38 degrees Celsius, which indicates the presence of infection. But if the temperature reaches 39 degrees Celsius or more than an advanced indication of a serious infection.

While the baby fever symptoms during teething is very varied, some children do not have whatever the reaction, but most experienced swelling in the gums and cheeks are flushed.

Inconvenience that may arise in children when treated with a gel that can deliver drugs to relieve pain when teething. But if the baby is suckling so avoid its use because it can make baby numbness and difficulty feeding.

After the first tooth appears, should be brushed gently to protect it from decay and use toothpaste that contains low fluoride every day, said Mike.

Generally the teeth in infants known as teeth begin to form since the beginning of pregnancy (approximately 8 weeks after conception). This tooth is already in the jaw bone at birth, and later he will be pushed out when aged 6 months and have full gear when she was 3 years old.


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