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Small child, fever, lethargy, growing multiple teeth at once, dark red gums. Cure?

Hi, My 14.5 month old has fever multiple measurments are (101.5, 102.8, 102, 102.2, 101.8), she is letargic but eating normally and everything else is notrmal. We noticed she has multiple teeth growing at once, probably four to six teeth at once. Her gums are dark red and swallen. Would like to believe that it is teething , but that is an easy answer. Can you give some tips?
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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We doctors do not believe that teething causes fever.
If at all it may cause low grade fever (less than 100`F), crankiness, night waking, slightly reduced appetite for solid food along with redness and swelling of gums.

Lethargy and high fever are not seen associated with teething.

Does he have any other symptoms like cold, cough etc? If so he might be having a virus.
What I would suggest is to get your kid seen by a Pediatrician to rule out other causes of fever.

For easing teething pain, you can give him clean teethers, vegetables like carrot to chew. When you give such vegetables be sure its big enough and does not break off as small pieces may cause choking. Teethers will be safe.
You may also use mouth gels recommended for babies to reduce the pain.
You may also give oral Acetaminophen in right dose to ease the pain.

Hope you find my answer helpful.
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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