Teething is blamed for several other symptoms. I’m always concerned that parents would mistake a high temperature for teething when it’s more likely an infection.
Here are a few telltale signs that the little man is on the verge of losing a tooth:
- A NEW TOOTH IS SEEN. When you notice a tooth erupting, you know your infant is teething.
- FUSSINESS. Although not every baby is bothered by every tooth, irritability is a common teething symptom.
- DROOLING. When teething, most newborns drool more than usual.
Please share your teething ideas and tricks in the comments section to assist another mother.
One word of advice: AVOID TEETHING GELS! Benzocaine is a topical anesthetic included in teething gels. This can result in methemoglobinemia, a rare and life-threatening illness in which the oxygen transported by the blood to the tissues lowers to dangerously low levels. If other comfort measures aren’t working, turn to pain relievers like Ibuprofen.
Consult your doctor about dosing and how long you should take pain relievers.