The period of teething in a child is often very difficult for the baby and his parents. At many children at this time unpleasant symptoms are observed. The baby swells and inflames the gums, he is naughty, sleeps badly, loses his appetite. But even more suffering brings diarrhea and fever with teething in the child. Why do such symptoms occur, and how to help the baby?
Diarrhea with teething in children
Many pediatricians do not share the opinion that the process of teething in children can lead to diarrhea. But parents often note that the appearance of a new tooth, sometimes of each of them, is accompanied by such an unpleasant phenomenon.
What is the reason for the occurrence of diarrhea during teething? There are several possible reasons for this state. First, soreness in the mouth of the baby leads to his nervousness. This, in turn, provokes increased spasms of the digestive system, which contributes to the occurrence of diarrhea. Secondly, during the teething period, the child significantly
In addition to the above reasons, there are other factors that cause diarrhea in teething in children. It can be hereditary predisposition, the development of the baby, some somatic pathologies.
Usually, diarrhea with teething occurs independently after two or three days. Specialists note that at the same time its frequency should not exceed three times a day. The stool consistency is liquid, watery, without any inclusions.
In order to prevent dehydration of the baby's body, it is often necessary to drink it with water.
Many mothers ask, how can a child be helped in case of diarrhea with teething? Of course, it is best to consult a pediatrician. Usually, if the stool of the crumbs is plentiful and frequent, the doctor appoints him Regidron. Sometimes to reduce intestinal motility, children are given such drugs as Imodium, Smecta. To maintain the normal state of the intestinal microflora, as a rule, Linex or its analogs are used.
During the teething period, the immune system is weakened in the children. This condition leads to deterioration of the baby and increases the risk of infection with various infections. Therefore, if diarrhea becomes very frequent during teething or there are traces of blood in the stool, you should immediately seek help from a specialist. Such symptoms may indicate the development of an intestinal infection.
Temperature at teething in children
Another unpleasant and dangerous phenomenon in the period of teething in the child is a fever. As a rule, during this period it can rise to 38 ° C, but in some cases there is an increase to 39 ° C.Sometimes diarrhea and temperature when teething a child is present at the same time.
What is the reason for the increase in temperature during teething in children? When the tooth "climbs", he first makes his way into the bone tissue, then - in the gum. Such a painful process leads to the development of inflammation in the gum area. In this case, a significant amount of biologically active substances accumulates in the tooth growth zone. In addition, general and local immunity is sharply reduced. All this causes the children to increase their body temperature.
In most cases, during the eruption of teeth, the body temperature does not exceed the mark of 37.7-38.0 ° C.If the child feels well, no additional measures should be taken. You just need to make sure that the temperature does not rise above 38 ° C, and the baby's condition does not deteriorate.
Doctors advise to bring down the temperature in children in the following cases:
- in severe heat, which is accompanied by convulsions;
- in an infant up to three months if the body temperature has risen above 38 ° C;
- if the child has concomitant diseases of cardiovascular, pulmonary, nervous systems;
- the baby has a strong pallor of the skin, cold hands and feet.
In no case, you can not sharply bring down the temperature. We must try to achieve its reduction by a degree-one and a half.
At high temperature, the child in the room where he is staying should have an ambient temperature of no higher than 21ºС.Also need to do frequent humidification of the air, wet cleaning the floor. With the child you need to remove all excess clothing, leaving it in a light shirt or T-shirt. It is better to remove the diaper, which prevents normal sweating.
The kid needs to often give a warm drink, it's good if it's sour juice, compote, mors. To the forehead of the child, you can apply a cooling wet cloth. Many mothers are used as a means to lower the temperature of body wiping. The child's skin is wiped with a cloth soaked in an aqueous solution of vodka or vinegar.
Drugs that knock off the temperature in children include paracetamol and ibuprofen-based drugs. They are available in the form of syrup, tablets and rectal suppositories. It is better to start with medicines containing paracetamol, since ibuprofen is a stronger medicine.
In any case, if the child has a fever and diarrhea with teething, it is best to show it to the pediatrician. This is necessary in order not to miss the onset of an infectious or other disease.