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fever from the cut or just coincidence?

My daughter is 15 months and today she cut her gums on the edge of our desk and got a little cut.... i showed my neighbor who is a nurse and she said it doesnt look like she needs stitches and it stopped bleeding, but now she has a fever. i dont know the temp because our thermometer isnt working for some reason. but my question is could this fever be from the cut in her mouth or is it just a coincidence?

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Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:05 AM on May. 6, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Well you don't know if she has a temp without taking it, but temperatures do go up when babies sleep. Did she cry alot with the gum thing?

    Answer by txdaniella at 1:09 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • I would have to see the cut,but it sounds like a coincidence

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 1:10 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • If she still has a fever tomorrow you may want to call your doctor. It wasn't too long ago that babies used to die from tetanus. I would be a little concerned.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • i gave my son motrin after he bumped his lip... try that to get her temp down. its probably just from getting excited from getting a bump.

    Answer by airmanswife08 at 1:14 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • she got the cut wayyy earlier today and cried hard from it.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:20 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • I would look at the cut does it look infected at all? If not then I would say probly not from it. I would keep a eye on it if teh fever persists.

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 1:33 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • I would say only if it was infected.

    Answer by tazdvl at 11:08 AM on May. 6, 2010

  • If the cut in her mouth is getting infected she could have a fever from that

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 10:46 PM on May. 6, 2010

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