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Is it normal for a baby to have a fever, and a runny stuffy nose when he is cutting teeth?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Honestly, I don't know for sure because I'm on my first and she is not teething yet, but i have heard that it is a complete myth that babies get a fever and/or diarrhea when teething.<br><br>
I believe Dr. Sears says that if a baby has a fever or diarrhea it is SICK, not teething, but I can't be sure I am remembering the source correctly. It sounds like yours could have a cold or the flu, and just happen to also be teething - it is that time of year after all.<br><br>
Although, LOTS of people say their kid had diarhea or a fever when teething, so who am I to tell them otherwise?
 

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I believe that teething is hard on babies and stuffy noses and fevers are common although I also suspect that it is still "sickness". Babies are developing their immune systems and those things are really important. It helps if you stop seeing symptoms as something to avoid... they need to learn to fight illness.
 

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I always feel so guilty when he gets sick. I always blame myself for letting people touch his hands and for not going behind them with a antibacterial wet one after each strange person touches him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"><br><br>
He is fine, just a little bit clingy. I am wearing him. I feel so bad for him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Well I talked to my mom, and she said we (my 2 sisters and I) did the same thing when we cut teeth. We ran fevers and had runny noses.<br><br>
He seems to be feeling a little better today, he got down in the floor to play, that's something he did not want to do yesterday. I will give him one more day to see how he is.
 

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Gabysmom, it sounds like you have a hunch that it is cutting teeth and mama's instincts are usually right on!<br><br>
Fever, drooling, putting things into the mouth and "odd" bowel movements are my children's symptoms. Runny nose is not familiar. But everytime my children get sick I try to stay optimistic; they need to build their immune systems and working through illness is what does that, right? As long as the baby isn't a few days/weeks old, colds are not serious and along with teething, part of growing up.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm so sorry your little one is sick. It's an awful feeling when they are sick. My oldest 2 DD did the same thing. They ran slight fevers, had nasty poos, drooled, and had runny/stuffy noses. I think it is total crap when a doc tells you that it isn't from teething. A mother knows her baby better than anyone.
 
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