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Could a stuffy nose be associated with teething?

My son has has a slight stuffy nose with no other symptoms, no fever, etc. He is almost 13 months and cutting at least two teeth right now. I am wondering if the stuffy nose has something to do with the teething? Maybe I need a humidifier in his bedroom?

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Asked by kdbug813 at 2:23 PM on Oct. 21, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Most definately! However, there are a lot of common colds going around at this time of year as well. Just keep an eye on him and dont assume its teething.

    Answer by sleepymommaof2 at 2:30 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Absolutely! It's a very common symptom. So is some coughing because of drainage. But like the previous poster said there are alot of colds going around (allergies are also possible cause of a stuffy nose) --so just keep an eye on him. If you are concerned take him to the doctor. (the doctor can give you better answers than we can.)

    Answer by kgcmomma at 2:51 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • my daughter gets one almost every time she's cutting teeth.

    Answer by SMWOODS at 3:29 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Dude, it's cold season. Teething isn't a direct cause of colds or diarrhea. But teething symptoms can be linked such as excess saliva affecting the digestive system. Teething causes kids to chew on anything they can find, hence extra germs in mouth and the cold symptoms. Note: It's also flu season, so keep an eye out.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • yes that could be from teething... when my son has a stuffy nose i give him a bath before bed with johnsons vapor soap and it helps him sleep all night... infact thta stuff works so well that if i get a stuffy nose ill use it for myself lol

    Answer by reipea0807 at 10:35 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

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