Many new mums must have heard from their mothers-in-law that a child’s diarrhoea during the first 6 -12 months is because the baby is teething. They are told that when the tooth has emerged, the diarrhoea and other symptoms will disappear. However, experts have disproved this story, having discovered that many symptoms previously thought to be caused by teething may actually be caused by a more serious illness.
Also, they are worried that the myth about the teething diarrhea may have misled and misguided some parents from paying serious attention to other serious symptoms their baby may be having such as increased temperature greater than 102°F and severe diarrhoea. This was the finding in a new study which showed that diarrhoea and fever that is greater than 1020F is not associated with teething.