Does Teething Cause Diarrhea?
When an infant begins teething, parents need to rely on signs and symptoms that do not include actually seeing the first teeth pushing through. The list of possible signs is long, and many of the symptoms are disputed by various arms of the healthcare community. This is because the research regarding this topic is inconclusive.
Many parents may wonder if teething causes diarrhea. In a recent study, 550 medical professionals (including pediatricians, general practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, and dentists) were asked to list the symptoms they associated with teething. Interestingly, only the nurses acknowledged diarrhea and/or diaper rash as a possible symptom.
(Click Teething Symptoms and Signs for more information on whether teething causes diarrhea, to learn about other symptoms that may occur during the teething process, and to find out how long these signs typically last.)