Teething can cause:

  • irritability
  • drooling
  • rubbing at the mouth
  • pulling at the ears

Teething, however, does not cause fever or loose stools in a child. If a child has a significant fever while teething, it is likely a sign of another illness, and medical evaluation may be recommended. Loose stools with teething are usually an indication of an infection introduced by the child’s hands being in the child’s mouth.

Providing Relief

Give the child something hard and/or cold to bite on. This should help relieve some of the pain. Some families may want their children to receive pain medication.