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.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 5:14 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by enaNianza at 5:15 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
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
Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Jun. 23, 2009