T.T. asks from Oklahoma City, OK on February 29, 2008
11 Month Old with Fever
my 11 month is getting her second tooth. is it normal for her to have a temp of 101 for a couple of days?
C.H. answers from Jackson on March 03, 2008
I have 7 children, ALL my kids ran fever. The doctor told me to rotate between tylenol and motrin for the fever. If it gets over 101 I would seek the doctor because it can et infected as it breaks the gums. Good Luck!
J.H. answers from Monroe on March 03, 2008
yes very normal.My little girl cut her front 4 at the same time.I took her to the emergency room with 103 temp.Dr.sent me home with tylonol.lol..
D.L. answers from Tulsa on March 01, 2008
M.L. answers from Fayetteville on March 01, 2008
Hi, I agree that low grade fevers accompany teething, but I would think that 101 is a bit high just to be due to teething. I have a friend who swears that all her kids get that high during teething though, so it is possible. But just watch for other signs of illness or dehydration as even this friend found out that her child who she thought was merely teething had strep. So, don't discount it just because she's getting a tooth.
P.S. answers from Oklahoma City on March 01, 2008
No. If the fever lasts much longer, please call your doc.
C.G. answers from New Orleans on March 01, 2008
totally normal. if it goes up to the 102-103 range, call the doctor. keep a close eye on it to make sure it doesn't go up and of course make sure she's getting enough fluids.
C.N. answers from Baton Rouge on March 01, 2008
My daughter got a runny nose and a low-grade fever with every new tooth. Children's ibuprofen will take care of the fever and help with the pain.
If she gets a high fever, or if she starts pulling at her ears, you'll want to take her to the doc - sometimes ear infections accompany new teeth.
R.H. answers from Oklahoma City on April 21, 2008
i am one of those moms that go to the doc for everything and it saved my 11 month old baby she also had fever for maybe 2 days higher like 103 but when we got to the hospital she had a seizer and stopped breathing and they had to bring her back most scary thing i have ever gone through.(she is wonderful now.) but anyway the doc will say if it does not go down with Tylenol bring her in. do that!!! but another thing you can do is do Tylenol and ibuprofen one first and the other 4 hours later this along with a luke warm bath should break the temp. also if you have never used ibuprofen talk to your doctor.
K.R. answers from Dothan on March 01, 2008
Your child will not only run fever, but will be irritable and cranky and also have diarehera--doctors will tell you different, but it is the truth-(My best friend who is a nurse told me that when my son started teething). My son ran fever with every tooth and now runs fever with 6 year molars. When the eye teeth and molars start coming in fevers go up and stomachs go sour. Stock up on Tylenol and Motrin and alternate every 3 hours and also stock up on diapers, you will definitely need it. Also another bit of advice is when it is time to give shots/immunizations--give Tylenol or Motrin 30 minutes before to help control the fever they will get when they have shots and alternate them every 3 hours for 2 days--(My best friend who is a nurse told me that also). Good Luck!!!
A.W. answers from Mobile on March 01, 2008
Go to Dr. Mercola's website and read about baby fevers.
It will give you a wealth of knowledge.
Hope this helps!