Contents of the article
- 1 Reason for the heat
- 1.1 Duration and temperature readings of
- 2 Five common symptoms of
Of course, the child can have all the teeth without any signs and problems. Parents only with surprise then notice that such a significant event was missed. In medicine, this process is not generally considered a disease state. Although pediatricians and parents know: the reactions in children are pronounced, painful and prolonged.
Cause of fever
The appearance of the tooth is an inflammatory process in the gum. Like any inflammation, it causes an increase in body temperature. Temperature - the reaction of the immune system of a healthy body. Therefore, you can hear this opinion of doctors: the heat with teething is better than its absence. The organism has secured itself in this way, has not allowed the impact of pathogens.
Duration and temperature readings of
How much does the temperature
- The duration from one to five days is the norm. As a rule, when the tooth cuts through the gum and its edges can be groped, the fever subsides. He fulfilled his protective function.
- If the temperature is 37,2-37,7 ° C, and the baby is active, in a good mood, then there is no cause for concern. It is not usually reduced and allows the body to cope on its own. In addition, the 37.2-37.7 ° C mark can persist for several weeks if several teeth are cut at once. A pediatrician in such a situation can prescribe additional tests to be safe and exclude the presence of any infections.
- If the temperature is 38 ° C or more and lasts more than three days, the baby should be shown to the pediatrician. Although the safest solution is to call a doctor on the first day of fever.
- The mark 39 ° C( and in rare cases 40 ° C) is also possible. This temperature when teething in an infant is not a reason for panic, but a signal for action. At such a mark, it is necessary to give antipyretic drugs and call a doctor. Also it is worth remembering: in children the temperature rises rapidly, its control is necessary every half hour.
Five common symptoms of
When a baby's teeth appear, a number of other frequently occurring reactions can be observed. They can be bright or weakly expressed.
- Diarrhea. If the liquid stool lasts for several days and its frequency does not exceed three times a day - there are no reasons for concern. You just need to monitor enough fluid in the diet and make up for its losses. Diarrhea due to teething is explained by the increased saliva content, which the child swallows all the time. The reason may also be nervousness, capriciousness of the baby. Psycho-emotional conditions affect the intestinal peristalsis, lead to spasmodic digestion. Diarrhea is a serious and first symptom in various intestinal infections. Therefore, you need to monitor the condition of the baby and call the doctor in time.
- Vomiting. There is no consensus on this symptom. Some experts explain the vomiting of the immature digestive system in the baby and the lack of enzymes diluted with swallowed saliva. Others associate it with a purely mechanical effect: swallowed excess - returned. This symptom can also be a reaction to heat. If vomiting lasts more than three days and more than three times a day, it contains impurities of bile or blood - you should immediately contact a doctor.
- Runny nose. If the snot with teething is clear and liquid - this is the norm. During this period, the circulatory system is active, a lot of mucus is released, hence the common cold. If the nasal congestion is prolonged, and the snot is viscous, green or yellow - most likely, against a background of reduced immunity, a viral infection has occurred. In this case, you need to see a doctor.
- Cough. If cough is not associated with a virus, it poses no danger. The reason for it is due to increased salivation during this period. The kid swallows saliva and coughs. The cause may also be a swelling of the nasopharynx, since all the mucous membrane at this time is swelling.
- Blue gum. In the place of eruption, you can find a blue spot. It can be of various shades - from light blue to a pronounced purple color. It can be of different sizes - from a small speck to a large blue gingiva. Do not worry. In dentists, this is called "hampered eruption."If there are no abscesses and fluxes, then the problem goes away by itself during eruption. In some cases, there are dark veins, black spots on the swollen gums. With growth, the tooth could tear the vessel. This is not dangerous.
All listed symptoms may be accompanied by fever or leakage without it. It is necessary to monitor the state of the baby and, if necessary, seek medical help.