During teething in the life of the baby and his parents begins an unpleasant, and sometimes difficult, period. In addition to discomfort in the oral cavity, the child often has diarrhea, vomiting, coughing. Also often enough happens in the baby's temperature when teething. Many mothers are interested in why the temperature rises during this period, to what values can it increase, and how to knock down the temperature when the teeth are erupted in children?
Why is the temperature when teething in children?
In many children teething occurs without heat. As a rule, the sooner the first tooth appears, the less likely that the child will raise body temperature, or it will rise slightly. And, on the contrary, with the belated appearance of the tooth, there is a greater risk that the baby will have a fever.
Some experts pay attention that the probability of increase in temperature in a child increases, in the case when two teeth are simultaneously "climbing" at him.
So why is there a high temperat
But in each specific case, there are other factors that can contribute to provoking the appearance of fever in a child. These include the physiological characteristics of the child, hereditary predisposition, the state of its immune system, the presence of certain diseases.
When teething teeth in children, fever can last from two to five days, although it usually takes two to three days. If one tooth "goes" after another, the heat may be present for a longer time. In most cases, the thermometer does not rise above 38 ° C, but there are exceptions. Sometimes parents are faced with the fact that the baby's temperature reaches 39 ° C and above. That's when the question arises, how correctly to knock down the temperature and when it is worth doing, and when is it better to abstain?
When is it necessary to knock down a child's temperature?
Pediatricians do not recommend that children be knocked down if their temperature does not exceed 38 ° C.But this can not be an axiom. Parents should monitor the state of the baby and, if necessary, take measures to reduce the temperature. Different children suffer differently in different ways. And if one kid feels well at 38.5 ° C, then another can be very bad at 37.5 ° C.
There are situations in which it is necessary to immediately begin to knock down the temperature in a child:
- body temperature exceeded 38 ° C in a baby whose age did not reach four months;
- , during fever in crumbs, convulsions appear;
- presence in the baby of some pathologies of nervous, cardiovascular, broncho-pulmonary systems;
- , there are signs of a severe condition of the baby, such as pale skin, heavy breathing, cold lower and upper extremities.
The temperature in children should be knocked down gradually, not allowing its sharp decrease more than 1.5 degrees.
How to knock down the temperature when teething in children?
Consider the methods by which you can knock down the heat in children with teething.
First of all, you need to ensure that the child does not overheat. To do this, he undressed, leaving in a light T-shirt or T-shirt. If the baby was in a diaper, it is also necessary to remove it to improve sweating. At the same time, the temperature in the room where the baby is located should be about 21 ° C.Do not allow the air in the room to be dry. From time to time, you need to do a wet cleaning and regularly moisten the air. You can use special air humidifiers or simply hang a damp towel on the battery.
To reduce heat, use cooling compresses from a wet wipe to a forehead. You can also put cold compresses underarms, on the back of the head, feet, inner thighs and forearms. Some mothers do wipe the baby's body with diluted vinegar or vodka. But not all pediatricians are positive about this method, arguing that in this way it can provoke skin irritation.
You can bathe your child in a cool bath or under a shower for 3-5 minutes. It is only important to ensure that the water is not cold, otherwise there may be a spasm of blood vessels.
In a situation where the temperature still rises, you need to apply medications. It is best to consult a pediatrician, which medicines can be given in case of a fever with a teething in a child. Usually, the doctor prescribes drugs containing paracetamol or ibuprofen - Panadol, Efferalgan, Nurofen. For small children are suitable such forms of release of these medicines as syrup and rectal suppositories. Moreover, candles are best suited to very small crumbs and those kids who have a risk of allergic reaction to flavoring and flavoring syrup.
It is worth starting to take antipyretic drugs from those medicines that contain paracetamol. Ibuprofen is a stronger active drug substance, which has more side effects.
As the body temperature rises, when the baby cries, worries, it is necessary to ease his condition in the oral cavity, try to entertain something. For this, it is good to lubricate the gums with special gels that have an analgesic and cooling effect. In addition, you can offer a crumb toy-eraser, which he can "scratch" the gums.
Parents should be aware that if the fever lasts more than three days or its values exceed the 39 ° C mark, it is necessary to show the baby to the doctor. Many diseases, especially infectious nature, are accompanied by an increase in temperature. Therefore, it is important to diagnose them in time and begin competent treatment.