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What you need to know when a child is teething?

Teething of baby teeth is quite a painful process, and there are many means to ease it. But experts do not recommend that parents rush to use special anesthetic gels. First you need to use less aggressive means.

With the most severe pain, something cold helps well - something with which you can massage the child's gums. It can be a chilled spoon. Also, a special silicone teether will bring relief. By the way, the silicone ring should be solid, but not hollow. Hollow rings with filler are often of poor quality - leaking, they poison the child's body.

Frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables work well. A slice of banana ice cream, for example, will not only ease the condition, but the child will also like it. A dried bread stick or unsweetened crouton will also soothe your gums.

baby gnawingThere are gum gels that contain anesthetic to quickly relieve pain. To use such a remedy, you need to know for sure which place in your mouth hurts. You should also know that such drugs cannot be used for a long time: everyone knows that drugs in crumbs are used with extreme caution, since the risk of side effects in young children is very, very high.

Teething entails a fairly large number of symptoms that can be easily confused with others if you do not have relevant experience. In some cases, the child does not have any problems with this at all, and very soon the parents discover a small white tooth that has cut through the gum.

The main symptom of teething is excessive salivation, which can irritate the skin. Parents should try to always wipe the skin clean to avoid any rash that appears as small red patches under the lower lip or around the mouth. A skin rash can be very uncomfortable for a child, and this prevents him from sleeping properly, especially at night.

Another symptom of teeth appearance may be a slight rise in temperature. It can be caused by bacteria or viruses that the child could "pick up" by contact with various objects in order to reduce pain from the process itself. Swollen gums are a sure sign of teething. This can cause a little pain in the infant, which he will try to relieve by gnawing on various objects.

Teething symptoms: normal and not so

prorezivanieManifestations of teething can often be confused with some common diseases, but still this moment can be predicted if you observe the following symptoms:

  • swollen and painful gums: often the contours of the future tooth are even visible
  • slight increase in temperature
  • changes in behavior: crying, fussiness and moodiness, insomnia or frequent awakenings
  • loss of appetite and, as a result, stopping weight gain
  • profuse salivation, which may be accompanied by a slight coughing,
  • a rash on the baby's cheeks or chest - occurs due to prolonged contact of saliva with delicate skin,
  • the child constantly keeps his hand in his mouth,
  • loose stools

If the child has any of the above symptoms, it is best to contact the pediatrician or pediatric dentistto rule out the presence of diseases.