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Teething fever or flu?

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If the baby has a runny nose, coughing, or vomiting, I would tend to think of the fever as being illness-related, and treat accordingly.

However, if the fever is on its own, or I have seen my daughter chewing on her hands lately or have an outbreak of diaper rash, I would classify it as related to teething.

I think teething fevers are usually pretty low-grade, whereas fevers caused by illness can be low or high

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