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Teething (cont.)

When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Teething?

Because teething is so common and other symptoms such as fever, fussiness, colds, and diarrhea are also common, both conditions may often occur at the same time. Teething may not be causing these symptoms. Other illnesses or disorders (for example, viral infections) are much more likely to be causing fever, fussiness, nasal congestion with cough, and diarrhea. It is important to contact a doctor if these or other symptoms seem concerning. Do not assume that they are just from the teething.

Teething should not require emergency care. If there is concern that something other than teething may be causing symptoms, contact a health-care professional.

How Do Health-Care Professionals Assess Teething?

The diagnosis of teething is made based on the presence of the characteristic signs and symptoms.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/6/2015

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