How Long Teething Symptoms last?

How Long Teething Symptoms last?

Teething symptoms in infants typically last for about 4 to 7 days, although the duration can vary from child to child. The process usually starts a few days before a tooth erupts and may continue for a few days after the tooth has broken through the gum. Here’s what to expect during teething:

  • Early Signs (1-2 days prior): Irritability, increased drooling, chewing on objects, swollen gums, and disrupted sleep.
  • Eruption (day of eruption to 3 days after): The tooth breaks through the gum, which can cause more pronounced symptoms like fussiness, sore or tender gums, increased drooling, and potentially a low-grade fever.
  • Post-Eruption (a few days after): Symptoms often start to subside once the tooth is visible, but some mild discomfort and chewing behaviors may persist as the tooth continues to adjust and settle.

Parents can provide comfort to the teething child by offering teething rings, gently massaging the gums, or giving a clean, chilled teething toy. If your child seems excessively uncomfortable, has a high fever, or shows signs of illness beyond typical teething symptoms, it’s advisable to consult a pediatrician to rule out other possible issues.

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