It is an extremely happy time for you when your child begins to have his or her first teeth. Often, you may blame teething for causing symptoms that might really be related to some other medical problem.
It is not uncommon for a child to develop eczema, diaper rash, sleep disturbances, ear infections and upper respiratory problems in early infancy. At the same time, your child is also getting his or her first teeth and many of these symptoms are blamed on the teeth. Teething is not associated with ear infections, diarrhea or cold symptoms.
The only symptoms your child may have when teething include:
- Low-grade fever (not over 101 F)
- Minor discomfort
You may give your child pain medication and use teethers to help with the discomfort caused by teething.