Teething- Toddler (All- fever related) and Adult (wisdom)
I have two issues I need addressed at this time-- Please feel free to respond to one or both- Thank You!
1) I read on here that teething does not cause fever-- however, since my son was only 4 months old, litterally EVERY time he gets a new tooth for at least two days he runs a fever of 104-- and at NO other time does he get a fever that high-- even when sick with a bacterial infection (ie ear infection ect) so-- I just want to know what your explanation for those fevers is if it is not teething?- My pediatrition does not seem concerned about it at all other than having me initially give him a dose and a half of ibuprofin and tylenol to bring down the fever and then subsequently alternating between ibuprofin and tylenol every three hours at the regular dose until the fever eases up--
2) I am currently having an issue with my own teeth- My wisdom tooth in my lower right quadrant is finally in its final stages of eruption and its seeming to have become complicated- the one in my lower left quadrant displayed some swelling-- but NOTHING like this one-- I am in horrible pain, it hurts to eat or even to swallow and my tonsil on that side of my neck is swollen-- I had tonsilitis back in may-- and initially thought i might be coming down with that again-- but its been soo long and my family has been over it for so long it just doesnt seem likely-- that and i have no signs of fever yet and am not really weak, but am quite irritable. can a tooth coming in cause your lymph nodes/tonsils to swell up like that? and why am i swollen so much this time? initially when my husband looked at it he almost thought it might have been broken for a moment before he looked closer- but it isnt and my gums in all other areas of my mouth are perfectly fine. Any advice or thoughts you may have would be helpful- I have no dental insurance-- but i did have my teeth cleaned in june--so i'm hoping this is somethng i will be able to take care of on my own without having to go back in early (i'm not scheduled to go back in until january) Thanks in advance!
both my kids had fevers and basic cold symptoms every time the were cutting teeth i was told by almost everyone that it wasn't due to teething but as soon as the tooth emerged they would be fine. neither one had that high of a fever but if your doctor is not worried than i wouldn't worry to much. is the fever going down with the meds? if any thing at least it should help calm him two molars at once has got to hurt poor child!
As for your wisdom teeth sounds like they are getting infected while coming through mine get infected every time they start to emerge and yes the tonsils end up swollen and i end up in almost unbearable pain (at least i lose a lb or so b/c i can't eat :] ) i usally end up going to my physician for antiobotics so see if yours can see you because it is your tonsils he should be able to help w/o you needing to see the dentist good luck!!
I wound up going to the dentist before reading this lol :) i couldnt bear it- he actually gave me antibiotics for the gums though- he said it was the gums exclusively causing the problem and antibiotics were needed to get rid of it- he is insisting now that i have at least that wisdom tooth removed though now because of how much trouble i had with it coming in- and i'm now on my second round of antibiotics for it because the infection is taking a long time to subside :( but- it is getting better at least :) my son had a lot of trouble with this last set :( because of the cold that came along with it he wound up rubbing some of the discharge from his nose into his eyes and wound up getting pink eye along with teething ailments :( hasnt been fun-- but we've almost battled it all lol :) wish us luck! :)
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