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09 May 2018

Is my 14 week old teething?
Morning, my son who is 14 weeks old was born with a gingival cyst, which has gone down a lot since birth. However he now has a big white spot right next to it where a 1st bottom tooth would come out. He has been battling and is not himself for the past two weeks, he has been drooling loads, munching on his hands a lot and cries in pain, he has also lost a bit of his appetite, and has a runny stool. it all looks very swollen. I've read that the cyst doesn't cause pain but it's very clear that area is painful. Could he be teething? I've been running a mixture for teething on his gums and it does give him temporary relief.
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childhood diseases

29 May 2018

Sorry about the delay, but unfortunately your question has only appeared now due to a system fault. It is almost certain that your baby is teething. Many babies start with their first signs of teething at this age. he will benefit from using a teething gel such as Teejel or Pansoral gel on his gums where his first teeth will come through, that is his lower incisors in the centre.
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