What makes babies sick when they are teething?

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What makes babies sick when they are teething?
« on: 10/09/2009 08:30:02 »
Chumisa Jackson  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Good day Chris
  
I just want to pick your brains:

What makes babies sick when they are teething especially back teeth (molars and premolars)? In all 4 kids that I have I realized that when they are teething they experience running tummy, fever, etc. What causes these sicknesses and how can I prevent it?

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Chumisa Jackson

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What makes babies sick when they are teething?
« Reply #1 on: 11/09/2009 11:17:33 »
I also noticed runny nose sickness fever and what I call baby sick-breath...
My doctor always told me it was coincidence that they got sick.. I wonder if the pain and stress of teething actually made their immune system more vulnerable to infection because it was trying to help deal with the physical symptoms of teething pain...? I am no Doctor but thats a good question I was never totally clear on even when discussed with Doc.

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