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my DD has all of the symptoms of teething except no diarrhea or fever...and i dont see any little teeth buds trying to poke through....should i give her orajel?

or Tylenol?? she is only 13 weeks....i cant imagine she would be teething this early...but thats what it looks like...

 
mamagee1218

Asked by mamagee1218 at 5:47 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • check to see if her gums are swollen and if they are then yes do the oral gel to help with the pain.
    Lynnsae

    Answer by Lynnsae at 5:48 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • 1st diarrhea and fever arent symtoms of teething. 2nd orajel hardens the gums and makes it hard for the teeth to get through. 3rd she may be teething but tylenol isnt neccesary, a lot of kids can teeth for several months!
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 5:59 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I have 4 children and none of them got fevers of diarrhea from teething. We only knew they were because their gums got red and they started drooling really bad. Other than that, no other problems.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:54 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • None of my 3 kids got fevers or diarrhea when teething. Wrap a cold damp washcloth around your finger for her to chew on. I would not give oragel or tylenol. It can take months for the teeth to come through once they start teething.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Diarrhea isn't a symptom of teething at all.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 6:06 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Fever and diarrhea are not teething symptoms. Go ahead and try the orajel, but don't give it to her more than the package insert says (4x a day, I think). You can also try teething tablets. Even a cold washcloth, frozen teething ring, or something can help. If these things help it's teething. If they don't then you have something else going on.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 6:16 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • my mom said that while we were teething we would run a fever and have diarrhea that burned our butts...good to know thats not true...thanks ladies!
    mamagee1218

    Comment by mamagee1218 (original poster) at 6:33 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Diarrehea isnt necessary. DS was 3 months when he started showing signs, but like 5 months before we saw a tooth. I prefer Hylands Teething tablets to oragel.
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 7:23 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

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