My 8 month old had his first fever (102-103) over the weekend. We took him in to the dr & they said he had a virus, and noted he looked to be teething (he has no teeth yet). HIs fever is now gone, but his attitude is miserable! He has been up every hour the past 4 nights, screaming. During the day he barely nurses & refuses anything else. He acts ok for awhile, then just melts down. He's been chewing on things harder & rubbing at his mouth alot. He won't let me look at his gums, but when he bites me i don't feel any teeth. I gave him ibuprofen last night, but it didn't seem to help. Does this sound like just teething? What can i do to help him? I can't handle another night like this!
is this really what teething is like??!!
teeth come down a little then go back up a little then come back down more. it is hard to get them down through the gums. most of my kids were fine but a little fussy if just one was coming in. my last kid had 2 come in at a time every time except the once when 4 molars came in at once. that kid was miserable. i almost lost my mind. and i had an amber teething necklace on here, was giving her hylands teething tablets, cold things to chew on, and i still had to give her ibuprofen for her to sleep at night. i felt so bad for her. the trick to pain relief is to stay on top of it. dont wait until they are deep in pain, it makes the medicine less effective. i would get an amber necklace too. the necklace and tablets help by reducing swelling and stuff too.