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What is the body temperature in an infant during teething?

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Posted on Sat, 16 May 2015
Question: How high of a fever is expected when my 18 month old son is cutting four teeth, two of them molars. Took his temp. and it seemed higher than I was expecting.
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Teething

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.
Typically, temperature from teething doesn't go above 101. If it does, it could still be teething. However, if it rises above 101, it's still a good idea to get checked out to make sure something else isn't going on.
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Rectal temp was 103.4. Think ill run him up to urgent care. Thank you so much!
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fever

Detailed Answer:
I agree. Good luck. Hope everything turns out OK.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What is the body temperature in an infant during teething?

Brief Answer: Teething Detailed Answer: Hello. I just read through your question. Typically, temperature from teething doesn't go above 101. If it does, it could still be teething. However, if it rises above 101, it's still a good idea to get checked out to make sure something else isn't going on.