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DD has been teething for the past two weeks and has recently cut (mostly) a molor. She's also had a really high fever since Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon she started throwing up and I thought she came down with the stomach flu. The last time she threw up was almost 24 hours ago now, Thurs. at 2 a.m. The ibuprofen was controlling her fever, but yesterday afternoon evening, her fever wouldn't break and she cried on and off (mostly on) for like 5-6 hours. She finally conked out around 9:30 p.m. after we gave her some Mylicon drops and some Tylenol. She woke up an hour later and after going back to sleep slept until almost 1 a.m. Now she's awake and crying unconsolably again. I really don't know what to do for her. Any ideas?
 

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I was going to suggest Tylenol instead of ibuprofen because that can irritate the stomach, but I see you've already done that. For the teething, you could try Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets. Those molars really hurt. They dissolve instantly under the tongue. I give them to my baby and he really likes them. I haven't noticed them helping much during the day but he does seem to sleep better at night when I give them to him. I'm not sure if you can mix the tablets with other meds like the tylenol and mylicon. If she's hot with fever and you don't want to give her fever medicine, you could give her a cool, not cold, bath. A fever is a good thing because it's a sign that the body is fighting whatever is attacking so it's not always a good idea to medicate it.
 

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Well, originally she was having trouble keeping tylenol down and she was actually keeping the ibuprofen down. That, and the tylenol wasn't really helping her fever out much. And, I'm not opposed to letting a fever do its work, but when it gets really high (like over 103) I like to medicate my baby for my sanity and for her comfort and so that she doesn't run a risk of having a seizure. Her fever has been pretty darn high the last couple of days. It wasn't too awful last night and I probably wouldn't have given her anything for it if she hadn't been so miserable and crying incessantly.<br><br>
I'm wondering if she's constipated. Anyone know the best way to deal with that? She's actually asleep right now, so I'm not going to mess with her, but I think as soon as she wakes up we will be going to the store to get something. Any ideas? I doubt our local health food store will be open early enough, but we have a pretty decent health food section at a nearby supermarket. What should I get? I have to try something before I call the doctor. She's been crying off and on all through the night. I'm really worrying about her now. She actually has hardly been awake and not crying since yesterday afternoon.<br><br>
Well, going to bed for now before I go crazy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Ear infection? dd gets them when she's teething, too. She becomes suddenly impossibly low on coping skills, crying all the time for no aparent reason, especially when I pick her up or move her quickly. She also might play with her ears, pulling at them or sticking her fingers in them. Try some decongestant with the tylenol, it helps the ears drain and reduces the pressure. If it gets better, keep up the decongestant for a few days, otherwise I'd bring her in.
 

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I was thinking that it may be an ear infection. I have a dr's appt. scheduled for this afternoon for her. We have been giving her the Infant Tylenol Cold & Cough most of the week, though, for the runny nose and low grade fever that she had with the teething. She's only grabbed at her ears once, but it could still be that. We will find out later. I'm about at my wits end. Nothing much is comforting her and the crying is driving me batty. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Hi,<br>
I took her to the dr. and there's no ear infection. I think it's just teething. I got some Hyland's teething tablets and some gripe water from the store and w/in 10 min. of giving her 2 teething tablets she was a happy and completely different baby. I wish I had tried that before taking her to the dr., but I really thought maybe it was an ear infection the way she was just screaming and screaming and refusing to eat and since she had had a fever and been throwing up and all. Well, thanks for the suggestions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm so glad she's feeling better. Those molars can be very painful and they hurt even after they cut through because they still have to make their way all the way up.
 
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