Can 6 Year Old Get A Fever From Teething
Since infant teething fever has been around since the dawn of time, there is not much you can do about it, except have a little mercy and keep Paracetamol on hand permanently. Paracetamol will bring the infant teething fever down, but you can help this situation by also just wiping them down with a cool cloth too.
The infant teething fever does simmer down in-between every tooth when it is through the gum, but if you thought it was over when they had all their milk teeth, think again. Don't you recall getting new teeth about the age of five or so, having big gaping gaps in your mouth?
Yes you progressed from the infant teething fever to just having a fever while teething. Congratulations, you better look after this last set of teeth Mother Nature is giving you for free. And don't think for one moment even if you are old and grey and all your teeth have been replaced by false ones that you cannot get toothache, of course you can, and some people call it displaced pain. But it's real as any other toothache can be.
With the infant teething fever there is a lot of misery and more messy nappies. The urine from the infant is stronger during this time, so a lot more fluid is necessary to keep the infant fully hydrated.
Brandy Angels Worked Harder Then
In the old days, when constant teething happened and infant teething fever was not even thought of, the infant's gums were rubbed with brandy to simmer them down. Just a drop on the finger and rubbed lightly into the gums. Who knows if this made it better, but the babies did sleep a lot more. What a pleasure to have the house quiet again, even if it was just for another hour or so.
Today there are lots of gadgets on the market that soothe the gums for infants, ones that are non toxic, that are put in the fridge to get cool that soothe the itch in the mouth. Of course that will help nothing with the fever and the nappies. Ask your doctor how much Paracetamol you may give your infant, and they will tell you it goes about how old they are or their size. It would definitely be less than a half a teaspoon at this stage, but none the less, it will soothe the pains and fevers for a while, and give both of you much needed rest.