Teething of baby teeth is a real test not only for children, but also for parents. Some babies experience this process quite easily, while others have to endure such troubles as pain, fever, runny nose and cough. In any case, parents should do everything to alleviate the condition of the crumbs. It will take quite a bit of time, and the child will be able to chew food and please mom and dad with a snow-white smile.
This process takes place individually for each baby. The first signs of teething mother may notice even when the baby is not yet two months old. But this does not mean that the first tooth will appear from day to day.In very rare cases, babies are born with the first teeth. In most infants, teeth begin to appear after the age of six months.
The first teeth, as well as the chewing teeth, are the most painful to cut. Milk teeth in most cases erupt in babies in this order:
A normal phenomenon is a runny nose when teething. But this event should not take parents by surprise. In advance, it is necessary to prepare a first-aid kit, which should contain drugs that facilitate the child's condition.
It is quite simple to determine that the child will soon have teeth. The baby becomes moody and irritable. He can cry about anything. The baby's gums are red and swollen. As a result, there may be no appetite and increased salivation. Teething can be accompanied by a runny nose, cough, as well as an increased body temperature.
If a child is teething, the signs can be very different. The first thing that can alert parents is the child's desire to taste everything. The baby does this not at all to annoy the parents. With the help of surrounding objects, the child seeks to scratch the gums, reduce pain.
If the above signs are absolutely normal, then a number of symptoms should alert parents. In some cases, you should immediately contact your pediatrician. During teething, the child's immunity is significantly reduced. The body becomes more susceptible to various infections. You should immediately consult a specialist if the child has vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration is very dangerous for a baby up to a year old.
It should also be alerted that a runny nose during teething is accompanied by a very high body temperature. If the indicator reaches 39° C, parents should call an ambulance. The doctor will determine the exact cause of the fever and help to relieve the child's condition. In the home medicine cabinet, there should always be children's drugs based on ibuprofen. With their help, parents will be able to lower the baby's temperature even before the doctor arrives. At the same time, if the baby's body temperature does not exceed 38° C, it is not recommended to lower it.
It is the runny nose that is one of the most common symptoms of teething in a child. But parents should initially make sure that nasal discharge is not accompanied by a viral infection. When teething, the discharge is always clear and liquid. While a runny nose caused by an infection is characterized by yellow and thick secretions. The runny nose should go away immediately after the baby has a tooth.< p>The task of parents is to facilitate the baby's breathing. It is necessary to prevent the drying of mucus in the nasal cavity. In order for the child to breathe well, you should use a nasal aspirator. This is a special device that allows you to quickly remove mucus from the nasal cavity. Special drops will also help to facilitate the child's breathing. But medical treatment should be started only after a doctor's examination. The pediatrician will tell you how the drugs should be used in a particular case.
Not only a runny nose during teething is quite common. The process can also be accompanied by a wet cough. The explanation is very simple. Mucus, which is formed by the nasal glands, collects in large quantities in the nasopharynx. Especially often, cough occurs in children who do not yet know how to sit. In older babies, seizures can occur at night.
Parents are able to facilitate teething in children. The runny nose should be eliminated first. If you prevent the appearance of mucus, then you can get rid of the cough. Special vasoconstrictive drugs will come to the rescue. But you can choose medication only on the recommendation of a pediatrician. Self-medication can harm the child. It is not recommended to use vasoconstrictor drugs for a long time. The drug may be addictive.
Teething pain is the main cause of whims and poor night sleep.In the daytime, massage has a good effect. The mother can, after washing her hands, independently massage the gums of the child. Special teether toys are also available for sale. They have a ribbed structure. The child can chew the toy and massage his gums in this way.
At night, a special cooling gel will help to improve the baby's condition. It often includes chamomile, which is a natural antiseptic. The gel not only reduces pain, but also reduces inflammation. This tool will help the baby to sleep peacefully throughout the night.
It is not easy for those mothers whose babies are teething. Komarovsky believes that the key to a child's well-being during this period is his calmness.During teething, the mother should devote all her time to the baby. You can not allow him to cry a lot and be capricious. Crying can cause a fever and an even greater decrease in immunity. As a result, a simple teething can also be joined by a viral infection.
With the baby, you should walk more in the fresh air, carry it in your arms. Thus, the baby will be able to distract from the pain, and the process of teething will proceed more calmly.
Cough and runny nose when teething are not the only troubles.Very often, babies refuse to eat. It is much easier for those mothers who breastfeed their babies. Breast milk not only allows the baby to get enough, but also relieves pain. In addition, babies almost never refuse their mother's breast.
If the baby is teething, how to help him, every mother should know. You can not force a crumb to eat in any case! The child will be able to regain body weight when the pain decreases. You should give the baby more to drink. This can be a tea based on herbs, compote or mors. You need to make sure that the drink is not too cold.
The child's menu may include liquid porridge and well-mashed vegetable purees. During the period of teething, it is worth offering the baby those products that he loves most. It is better to feed the baby often in small portions.
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