Babies are very easily agitated by the teething process. Parents should try to distract their children with activities, and allow them to chew on a clean, chilled, liquid-filled teething ring to relieve the discomfort and irritation. Drooling during this time is normal and expected. Just wipe your child’s mouth often to keep it clean and dry. Swollen gums are normal at this time, however if the gum turns blue or red, then bring your child to the dentist to evaluate. Additionally, teething should not cause fever. Since your baby is picking up anything and everything that has germs on it, and putting it in his or her mouth, it is possible that the baby has picked up an infection, which can result in a fever; in which case you should take your baby to the pediatrician.
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