Does Baby Teething Really Cause Fever?
There may be a slight increase in the body temperature due to the abovementioned signs and symptoms, which may cause babies to have low-grade fever.
A low-grade fever refers to a temperature ranging between 98-100°F (37.6 – 37.8 °C).
However, contrary to people’s perception about baby teething, fever does not stem from it. Some parents may say that their child is feverish because of the baby teething fever, but it is actually because of the inflammation in the surrounding gums or gum area.
Most times, their regular sticking of dirty hands, from touching different surfaces and objects up to their mouths can cause mild infections, which may present as fever.
What Can You Do To Help Ease the Baby Teething Fever?
All infants undergo these kinds of changes, and there is nothing wrong with it as it is part of a child’s development. If your baby is having some teething discomfort, you may want to consider the help of the following:
- Baby chew/teether toys
- Solid and cold rings (a cold spoon and frozen bananas/berries may also come as alternatives)
- Gum massage
- Pain relievers or other medication prescribed by your pediatrician
- Sippy cup of cold water
Amber necklaces and numbing gels are not recommended in this case.