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Why does a teething baby have a slight raise in temperature?

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Fevers have often been linked to teething, but evidence shows that’s not really true.

In a 2011 study, Brazilian researchers had dentists check on 47 babies every day for 8 months. They found that the children had slight increases in temperature on the day a tooth erupted and the day before. But they didn’t have what doctors would call a fever, which in a child is 100.4 F or above.

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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