Many children go through painful teething when their teeth begin to break out of the gums. This can also lead to other symptoms like persistent crying as well as the risk of infections and fever. The other symptoms of painful teething include drooling, rubbing of the gums, irritability and sleep deprivation.
HOW IS PAINFUL TEETHING DIAGNOSED?
Painful teething is diagnosed by the symptoms of the baby. The baby may feel irritated or fussy. The baby may also develop a temperature or diarrhea just before a tooth breaks through. The child will be unsettled and cranky. He will put things and hands in his mouth often as he will feel the urge to do so.
HOW IS PAINFUL TEETHING TREATED?
No treatment is required as it is a natural process. One can provide relief by gently rubbing the thumbs or give a teething toy for the infant to chew on. In rare cases, the podiatrist may prescribe some medication to ease the pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can try rubbing your clean finger over the gums of your baby to relieve the pain temporarily.