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should i take him to see a doctor?

my son is 6 months old, and i noticed hes been teething, which explains the fever. but he has a sore throat... is that ok? it sounds like he has mucus in his throat. to have a sore throat is one thing, but is it ok if i hear mucus in it? is that normal for babies to have? i dont remember this with my daughter. advice please.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it doesn't sound like this has anything to do with teething. it sounds like he may have a cold or sinus infection. I would take him to get seen though.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 5:14 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • if he coughs up the mucus and its green or yellow you should be a little bit worry.... i would call the dr and tell him whats been going on and if he wants to see him then do it if he doesnt thats fine too

    Answer by enaNianza at 5:15 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • my son is 7 months old and he is teething as well and he has mucus aswell and he is coughing, he seems to be doing fine just fussy a little

    Answer by looovemybabies at 5:15 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Teething can produce excessive drooling and chewing, mild discomfort, and fussiness. If the mucus is not clear then more than likely the child has an infection. It's commonly believed that teething causes fever (infection is what causes a fever), diarrhea (can be due to excessive drooling which causes swallowing excess saliva), excessive irritability, and a host of other symptoms. Unfortunately, sx of unrelated illness are often inappropriately attributed to teething, thus delaying dx unnecessarily. In general, teething causes teeth. Period.


    Answer by Dani32 at 5:23 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • He has a cold and that is why he has a fever, not teething. Treat him for a cold. Babies do not get fevers when teething. That's an old wives tale.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

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