Teething babies cry for several reasons and it is important to recognize these signs so you can respond appropriately. If you notice your baby is starting to show signs of discomfort when he or she suck on their thumbs, bites their fingers or moves their jaw and chewing on their cheeks, then you need to take the baby straight to the doctor. A teething baby will probably be in a state of mild dehydration, probably from loss of appetite as well as excessive salivation, which could possibly be due to gums bleeding. The baby may also be experiencing other symptoms such as irritability, sleepiness, poor concentration, poor reflexes and inability to regulate body temperature.
One of the primary reasons why teething babies cry is because they are experiencing a state of hyperthermia – excess heat in their body. Usually babies who experience hyperthermia do not survive and it usually manifests itself between 6 months old and 2 years of age. Some babies who experience this condition will have a hard time sleeping at night, will cry for no apparent reason and will be unable to feed themselves properly. However, babies who are teething may start to show other signs that may concern parents such as a prolonged crying episode or eating only small amount of food.
A baby that is teething should not be taken to a pediatrician immediately because the condition could be caused by something more serious. It is important to make sure your baby is in good health and that there are no medical conditions that would prevent the baby from receiving the correct treatment. A pediatrician will refer your baby to a dentist, an otolaryngologist and a specialist in diagnosing children’s diseases. It is important to understand that children’s tooth decay is not caused by teething babies’ pain. In fact, children experience tooth decay as often as adults, even though tooth decays are not as common among teething infants. Also, it is not recommended to let your child take pain relievers or aspirin to relieve their pain because this will only worsen their condition.
If the baby seems to be in pain and refuses to eat or drink, parents should consider giving them over the counter-pressure analgesics such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). While these analgesics will not likely provide any relief to the teething babies, they can be administered in case there is swelling or redness around the mouth area. These products can also be used to treat gingivitis.
Over the counter medicines for teething babies may not be the best treatment option available for your little one. For one, most of these medications are intended for adults. Secondly, it is important to realize that even over the counter-antidepressants can cause significant side effects if given to your baby in high doses. Also, if you notice that your child is having difficulty sleeping or that their gums are very sensitive, it is always a good idea to seek the advice of a medical professional such as a pediatrician or dentist.
One of the most effective ways to soothe your baby’s pain of teething is by providing them with a variety of teething toys. Most of these toys are designed to provide comfort and promote chewing, which is something that your baby needs to be able to do to help prevent the tooth decay and gum irritation. Teething babies will gnaw on anything within their reach and if given a chewable object, they will quickly begin to understand what it is to chew. Teething toys are usually made of soft materials that are designed to encourage the baby’s jaws to go down and become strong enough to hold onto a tooth or even just to hold onto something else. They are inexpensive and are an excellent way to provide comfort and security to your child during this difficult process