Health Tip: When Your Child is Teething

Normal and unusual symptoms

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(HealthDay News) -- Baby teeth usually begin to appear between 5 months and 7 months of age. Infants may continue to get baby teeth until they are about 2 1/2 years old.

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers a list of common symptoms of teething, and some warning signs that something may be wrong.

Normal signs:

  • Additional drooling.
  • Frequent chewing or sucking on the fist or fingers.
  • Swelling or puffiness of the gums.
  • Being unusually fussy.

Unusual symptoms:

  • While some discomfort is normal, teething shouldn't cause your baby to have a high fever.
  • Teething also shouldn't cause cold-like symptoms or diarrhea.

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