How do I know if my baby has a cold or is teething?
Has a high fever.
A temperature of 100.4 or above likely points to an infection. But keep in mind that a teething baby who’s constantly putting their hands in their mouth may have picked up a germ here and there, so your child could be getting a tooth and have a cold.
Can teething cause nasal congestion?
So, do babies get stuffy noses while they’re teething? Usually not. Teething can sometimes be related to a runny nose due to inflammation of the mouth and gums, but if what you’re seeing in your infant is nasal congestion, it’s likely the common cold.
What are the symptoms of teething in babies?
- their gum is sore and red where the tooth is coming through.
- they have a mild temperature of 38C.
- they have 1 flushed cheek.
- they have a rash on their face.
- they’re rubbing their ear.
- they’re dribbling more than usual.
- they’re gnawing and chewing on things a lot.
- they’re more fretful than usual.
Why do babies get sick when teething?
Teething doesn’t cause fever. A study of 2016 challenged the common belief that teething causes fever and other symptoms in infants. Many studies afterward concluded that teething causes a slight increase in temperature, but that temperature rise wasn’t a fever.
Does teething cause chest congestion?
Can teething cause congestion and a cough? Yes, it can. The culprit is all the extra drool your baby produces while they’re cutting a new tooth.
When should I worry about my baby’s congestion?
If your baby is congested and exhibits any of the below symptoms, call your doctor immediately: Your baby is younger than three months old. Your baby isn’t having as many wet diapers as usual. Your baby has a temperature of 100 degrees for more than three days.