February 18, 2022

How to Tell if Your Baby Is Teething or Has an Ear Infection

For all you parents out there, it’s sometimes tricky to determine whether your child is teething or has an ear infection. There are a lot similarities that can be confusing and difficult to detect. This article will compare the signs and symptoms of teething and ear infections for your baby or toddler.

The most common similarity in both teething babies and those with ear infections is that the infant or toddler is crying and fussy. Due to this, one of the first things a new mom can reference to help determine a diagnosis is the typical tooth eruption schedule.

After reviewing the eruption schedule, further determining factors are as follows:

Teething Symptoms

  • Low-Grade Fever
  • Drooling
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Putting Things in the Mouth
  • Gum Tissue Inflammation

Ear Infection Symptoms

  • High-Grade Fever
  • Drainage From Ear
  • Difficulty Hearing or Not Responding
  • Pulling/Tugging At Their Ear

If you think that your little one may have an ear infection, please contact your medical provider so that they may help guide you to the best possible treatment.

If your baby is teething, be sure to check out our BURST tv segment with Nancy, RDH, about teething and solutions for your child here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRqT5…