Every parent can relate to this- Sleepless nights, your baby getting extremely cranky and having bouts of diarrhea, colic for no apparent infective reason. And one fine day you might see a tooth pop out from your child’s gum.
What is Teething?
It is a development of infant’s first teeth commonly known as baby/milk teeth clinically known as deciduous teeth that appear in order arising from the gums.
It usually takes from anywhere between 6 months and 10 months for the teeth to erupt.
Signs that your baby is teething…
There are some children who suffer more than the other children depending on the pain tolerance. While other children remain unaffected.
- Tenderness and swollen gums (that is a major reason for the crankiness of the child)
- Drooling from the mouth
- Chewing on anything and everything
- Taking hands to mouth
- Irritability and crankiness
- Biting at Breast while breastfeeding- This nightmare might have been faced by many. And many women would want to wean off their baby and provide supplements but we must remember nothing can substitute mother’s milk. Hence women must continue to nurse.
- Crying a lot
- There might be a rash near the mouth or the anal region due to excessive mucus
- Pulling his/her ear due to referred pain
Teething is not related to the following symptoms but can occur about the same time. Though there is a misconception that these symptoms are directly related to teething.
- Fever (over 101°F)
- Change in bowel habits- It is seen that children while teething may have symptoms of diarrhea or more sour smelling stools
- Continued crankiness
- Rashes all over the body
What can you do to help your little one?
- Infants who are going through this difficult phase of teething might experience a sense of slight relief when a small amount of pressure is applied to their gums. Many health care professionals suggest usage of a clean washcloth. Also, we need to remember that oral hygiene is a must. Cleaning your baby’s oral cavity twice a day even before teething should be made mandatory.
- Biting on something cold may relieve symptoms of pain. However, too much cold must not be given to your baby. Many experienced parents have given their babies a refrigerated washcloth.
- After the teeth have erupted parents must take care that the child consumes the right foods. Foods with high sugar content are known to escalate cavity formation.
Treating the condition
OTC gels are available for providing relief from teething. However, some gels may contain a topical anesthetic that can cause serious issues and hence must not be used.
The Homoeopathic Product Doliosis D13 Teething & Colic is the best aid for your baby in the days of troublesome teething. It is known for relieving symptoms associated with teething. There are no side effects upon the use of this medicine. It is easy to take this product and also it can be consumed with other medicines.