- Teething: hard times
- How to start
How it starts teething
The appearance of the first tooth usually very worried about the child. Of course, there are children who have this period is painless - just one day the parents find in the mouth of their offspring first tooth. But such cases - the exception rather than the rule. Most children experiencing discomfort during teething.
About a couple of weeks - a month before the baby teeth gums redden and swell a little. It is associated with increased blood supply. Also, the child may experience increased salivation
Increased salivation - deviation from the norm
. Springing from the mouth of saliva can cause irritation of the skin around the lips and chin.
The last week or two before the final teething - quite a difficult time. Kids feel pain and itching in the gums and to reduce discomfort, mouthing all kinds of things, trying to gnaw the bed and now the gums hands. It is important to keep this period of the cleanliness of hands of the child and the surrounding things.
Children become restless, often cry. Immunity during dentition is slightly reduced, and a child may have a runny nose. Such a runny nose usually lasts no more than three or four days and is characterized by clear mucus without admixture of pus. It does not require special treatment, you just clean the baby's nose.
Sometimes unpleasant sensations transmitted to the ears - then the child begins to pull himself over the ears in an attempt to reduce the pain and itching. Child's appetite decreases, the baby eats unwillingly, although not usually refuses the breast.
Teething gives a lot of anxiety especially at night. Baby wakes up with a loud cry, and to reassure him it is not so simple. At night, the sensitivity of the human brain to the pain increased, and the infants - is no exception. Sometimes pediatricians recommend the evening to give the child medication to reduce the pain that night passed quietly, but without the advice of a doctor should not be given medicines baby.
The temperature and diarrhea
Against the background of teething in children is often a fever. As a rule, it does not exceed thirty-eight degrees Celsius. If the temperature is higher, you should seek medical advice. It is possible that the temperature increase caused by some other reasons in addition to teething, it is therefore desirable to eliminate these causes.
When the first teeth in children
The teeth in children - any abnormalities need treatment?
often stomach ache and diarrhea occur. To date, a clear explanation for it. Some doctors believe that eating disorders occur due to the fact that the mother, wanting to comfort the baby, feed him more often. In the opinion of other doctors, the cause of diarrhea, the infection can be caused due to the fact that the child is drawn into the mouth. Whatever the cause of diarrhea, the diarrhea lasts more than two days, watery stools may be up to three times a day. In most cases, diarrhea goes spontaneously and do not need treatment, although consultation with a physician will not hurt.
How to help your child teething
Preferably well in advance to buy a baby toy with pimples, which massage the gums, thus reducing discomfort. In addition, you can buy in a drugstore and special ring-teethers. Such means are plastic or rubber rings are embossed. Sometimes, these rings are filled with liquid. In this case, they need to give the child after cooling in the refrigerator. Low temperatures soothe irritated gums, and while the bumps on the surface of the ring has a massaging effect. In an extreme case, if you do not have teethers, or they do not like a child, you can give your baby a conventional drying.
Relieve pain and itching in the gums and help regular massage index finger. Pre finger to wash and wrap clean gauze. The best effect can be achieved if a gauze wet in cold water and wring out. You can also use special soft brush to massage the gums, which are sold in pharmacies.
Sometimes it helps kids sucking pacifiers or chilled metal spoon. Of course, it is not necessary to give the baby small objects that he can swallow.
Reduce discomfort in the gums to help special anesthetic gels. Such gels contain in the structure a small dose of anesthetic, such as lidocaine, as well as cooling and binding agents. Such gels are, for example, "Kalgel" "Dentinox" "Mundizal" and others. These funds can be used normally, even without consulting a doctor, gels should smear the gums when a child exhibits a concern, but not more than three or four days in a row. Use analgesic gels should not be preventive.
The only contraindication to the use of such funds can serve intolerance of certain components of the drug. If you suspect that a child may have an allergic reaction to the drug, it is better to consult in advance with your doctor to doctor appointed gel, designed for children with allergies.
If teething is accompanied by fever, after consultation with the pediatrician can give the child intended for children based drugs paracetamol or ibuprofen. Such agents will not only help reduce the temperature but also reduce inflammation and pain. Giving antipyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs for the prevention of, and can not exceed the dose. It is also unacceptable to give young children to drugs based on aspirin or analgin.
Antipyretics may be given in the form of syrups or in the form of suppositories. For young children, the second option is preferable, especially when teething is accompanied by digestive disorders.
Teeth and quality of life
Teething - a difficult time for a child. And that means that we should not further complicate these periods. For example, when teething
Teething - how to help the baby?
Should abandon the introduction of complementary foods is better to wait with tasting of new products before the time when the condition of the baby is stabilized. Otherwise it will be difficult to understand any of the child abdominal pain
Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
and skin reactions due to teething or as a reaction to the lure.
It is desirable in those days, and to refrain from vaccination, as well as on any major changes in the baby's life: journeys, visits and visitors to such events. It is necessary to respect the normal day in which there is no room for the unexpected.
In this difficult time the child is most needed love and care of parents. Do not worry, that the child may spoiled or "go bad." Firstly, pamper the crumbs of the first year of life in general is almost impossible. And secondly, the child who has hurt and itch gums, is in need of parental care and parental warmth and cruel to deprive him of such manifestations of love.