teething problems

Teething can sometimes cause mild discomfort and fussiness in babies. If there are discomforts such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, do not immediately connect them to teething, usually teething does not cause such serious problems. Be sure to consult your doctor.


Redness on the cheeks or under the chin

Increased saliva flow



Loss of appetite

What should be done.

Give the child hard, cold objects to chew on (like a teether). Cold will reduce discomfort, hard objects will allow the teeth to erupt faster and easier.

Massage the gums with your clean hands

Use pain-reducing gels (necessarily in consultation with your doctor)

Do not use painkillers for this purpose

According to the results of a study conducted by Australian researchers in 2002, many nurses, pharmacists, dentists and pediatricians still recommend painkillers, considering that there may be high fever and pain during teething. As a result, problems that cause fever and pain, such as ear infections and colds, which are frequently encountered in children, can be confused with teething, causing further complications. Dr. Melissa Wake and Kylie Hesketh (Australia Royal Children’s Hospital) call on parents to be careful in this report, in which they state that teething disorders are mild disorders and that it is important not to be confused with other disorders that may occur during this period.