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What is the "norm" for a teething fever? My dd woke up Sunday during the night with a runny nose and a slight fever of 100.6 that was at 3:30am. By the next morning, at 8:30 her fever was at 102.0. She only held that fever for the day I gave her infant tylenol once at 8:30am, because I didn't know what was considered too high in a 5 month old. She stayed at around 100.6 after that. Now, she doesn't have a fever but is clammy and sweats a lot. She never sweated so much. Her hair gets wets because she is sweating so much through her head. Should I be concerned it's something more to come. She is acting her "normal" self.<br><br>
How high did your dc fevers go?<br><br>
I am trying to live a healthy alternative lifestyle, but feel so INCREDIBLY INTIMIDATED. That is why I gave in a gave her tylenol. I honestly feel as if I don't know enough and that I could put her in danger due to my ignorance. I can't stress how ovwerwhelmed I feel. She does not have her shots and I honestly got scared for a "minute" that it may be something that I have no idea on how to care for. I feel as if I am over my head. I see a lot of SAY NO TO VAX signs. I have read, maybe not enough. How did you all get comfortable with the no vax thing. I feel like I have missed the train on all the information. I am still waiting for the "click" to go off in my head and say un huh....I can do this and don't have to be scared.
 

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In terms of the fever....<br><br>
I've heard a lot of parents talk about their children getting fevers when they are teething; however, there actually (if I'm correct) isn't any reason that they should get a fever when teething. It sounds like maybe she has a bit of a bug that she is trying to kick. Don't feel bad about the Tylenol, with a fever of 102 I would have done the SAME thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">. I would only worry about Tylenol and other medications when they are used MORE than occassionally. If your worried about the symptoms and they continue without improving it dosen't hurt to call your health care provider, just be a real self-advocate and consider their advice. Go with your instinct !<br><br>
Sorry, not much of an expert on the vaccination part, I've decided to VAX my kids but not to the same rigid 'suggested' schedule of the APA.<br><br>
Good luck and hope your little one feels better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Ok mama take a deep breath and remember that a fever is only one sign and not an illness itself.<br>
If your dc is happy and behaving normally there is no reason for you to be the tiniest bit concerned about a fever.<br>
Some docs say teethign doesnt cause fevers but lots of mamas say that it does. Inflammation can cause a fever and teething can cause gums to get inflamed so I think it is possible.<br>
But regardless of the CAUSE of the fever the treatment is always the same. it doesnt really matter if it is a minor infection, teething, ear infection whatever. You watch the baby, not the fever (unless the fever gets really really high like 104 or more). Give tylenol if the fever is high enough to make you worry or if your child is upset or showing discomfort. Keep baby hydrated and keep nursing nursing nursing.<br>
If something is really wrong with your dd something ELSE will let you know that for sure. (listlessness, high pitched screaming, rash, vomiting etc. . .)<br>
And for a good vote of confidence and some knwo how on what to look for for illness and how to avoid the DR when you dont really need him I suggest you get Dr Menelsohn (spelling is wrong I think) "How to raise a healthy child in spite of your DR" It will tell you just about everything you need to know.<br>
Good Luck<br>
Joline
 

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My kids have all tended towards high fevers (104.5) so I don't get worried too much. Truly, it's all about the comfort of the child. Keep her hydrated, nurse, nurse, nurse, if she seems very uncomfortable I would absolutely do some Tylenol. It could be teeth but more likely some little virus working it's way through. I guess I would say that if she seems fine and the fever dissipates not to worry. It's a good sign that her body is fighting off an infection-so let it fight. You'll know if she needs to be seen. If her temp reaches a high and doesn't come down despite your attempts (through lukewarm bath, Tylenol) that would be cause for worry.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My DD got a 103 degree temp a day or two after cutting each and every tooth. After the 5th tooth came through, and I'd taken her to the dr. every time, he looked at me and said "she has been doing this with every tooth, I'd guess it's "normal" for her body to process it this way" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Sure enough, it was.<br><br>
The other thing she did was get carsick for 2-3 days right before a tooth would break through.. the extra saliva seemed to irritate her stomache. The tooth would break, she'd be fine, and then boom, on would come the fever.<br><br>
Weird child. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hi there,<br><br>
I can identify with this feeling. You can feel free to PM me if you need support too. It took me about 2 or so months for the fog to clear...my head was in a whirlwind. But one thing we have to remember is many of our ancestors did just fine without being guided like we think we have to in our society today.<br><br>
I started my researching of vaxes ever since my daughter nearly DIED from her 2 month shots. Was not a fun experience and I was pretty shocked at how much I just put into my docs hands without questioning anything. I had no idea what I'd embark upon and uncover in my journey to understand vaccinations. I particularly liked these two books:<br><br><a href="http://www.cure-guide.com/Vaccine_Guide/vaccine_guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.cure-guide.com/Vaccine_Gu...ine_guide.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2FASIN%2F0345342763%2Fref%3Dpd_pym_ka%2F103-6409343-4915054" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...409343-4915054</a><br><br>
The first book helped me sift through the vaccine data. The second book really helped me get over the fact I thought I'd kill my child by making an error. Both are great books.<br><br><br>
You also may want to get this book too..it is awesome:<br><br><a href="http://www.cure-guide.com/Child_Health_Guide/child_health_guide.html" target="_blank">http://www.cure-guide.com/Child_Heal...lth_guide.html</a><br><br><br>
A good website in general for overall health..poke around a little it's interesting:<br><br><a href="http://www.cure-guide.com" target="_blank">www.cure-guide.com</a><br><br><br>
You also may want to join the newsletter for this org and listen to their shows: The shows are archived.<br><br><a href="http://www.hpakids.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hpakids.com/</a><br><br>
The more reading you do and surrounding yourself with people who have dealt with diseases naturally, it helps take the fear away.<br><br>
I'd like to invite you over the vaccination forum here at MDC. We don't bite....really!<br><br>
I know I threw a lot out here at you and it's overwhelming but just print this out and go down it one by one...take baby steps. I promise after a few months you'll be old hat! Start with the 3 books I mentioned and only reading the first two at first (start with the mendelsohn book 2nd link and it will help you with feeling peace)...then join the newsletter at hpakids.com. Then work in the other stuff later when you can digest it.<br><br>
My story is here..it's long but it's worth a read I think:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=316922" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=316922</a>
 

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For Teething check out what I use in my post:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=360690" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=360690</a><br><br>
For fevers, check out <a href="http://www.herbsforkids.com" target="_blank">www.herbsforkids.com</a> they have great support herbs.<br><br>
Whatever you do, stay away from motrin! Motrin is linked to SJS and SOOO Not worth the risk when there is other stuff out there.
 
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