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Why do teething babies have rashes?

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Lots of drooling can sometimes create a rash around your child’s mouth, but one that spreads to cover his torso, arms, or legs could be caused by an illness.

SOURCES:

Ramos-Jorge, J. , September 2011. Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: “Your Infant is Teething: Know the Signs and Symptoms.”

Mouthhealthy.org: “Eruption Charts.”

Massigan, C. , March 2016. Pediatrics

Macknin, ML. , April 2000. Pediatrics

Mayo Clinic: “Teething: Tips For Soothing Sore Gums.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 09, 2019

SOURCES:

Ramos-Jorge, J. , September 2011. Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: “Your Infant is Teething: Know the Signs and Symptoms.”

Mouthhealthy.org: “Eruption Charts.”

Massigan, C. , March 2016. Pediatrics

Macknin, ML. , April 2000. Pediatrics

Mayo Clinic: “Teething: Tips For Soothing Sore Gums.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 09, 2019

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