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Table 2 Frequency (percentage) of clinical manifestations of tooth eruption in the study population

From: Signs and symptoms associated with primary tooth eruption: a clinical trial of nonpharmacological remedies

Clinical manifestation Four days before eruption Day of eruption Three days after eruption
Number (percentage) n % n % n %
Drooling 234 92.2 160 63 55 21.7
Diarrhea 62 24.4 29 11.4 1 0.4
Fever (Mother’s reports) 83 33.1 150 59.1 4 1.6
Lethargy 116 45.7 135 53.1 99 39
Loss of appetite 187 73.6 152 53.1 95 37.4
Lack of sleep 209 82.3 106 41.7 14 5.5
Gum irritation 175 68.9 88 34.6 7 2.8
Chewing objects 180 70.9 132 52 22 8.7
Finger sucking 67 26.4 40 15.7 25 9.8
Irritability 192 75.6 162 63.8 167 66.7
Red and inflamed gums 129 50.8 80 31.5 62 24.4
Gingival pain 103 40.6 86 33.9 36 14.2
Crying 190 74.8 112 44.1 12 4.7
Weight loss 214 84.3 110 43.3 106 41.7
Ear infection 9 3.5 4 1.6 0 0.0
Vomiting and nausea 24 9.4 24 9.4 22 8.7
Drooling + loss of appetite 187 73.6 213 83.9 118 46.5
Drooling + lack of sleep 209 82.3 180 70.9 63 24.8
No symptoms 1 0.4 1 0.4 2 0.8