A runny nose during teething – why does it arise and should it be treated?
A runny nose during teething, many parents perceive as a prerequisite for such a difficult and responsible process.
Teething leads to a decrease in immunity, which in turn leads to the likelihood of the spread of a viral infection.
The main task for parents is to determine if a runny nose appears due to teething or it may be cold symptoms.
This is very important, since if you start the treatment of a head cold due to colds, you can “get” extremely unpleasant complications, including sinusitis.
Why do babies have a runny nose when teething?
The blood supply of the mucous membrane of the nose and gums of the baby are interconnected anatomically, and when the baby has the first teeth, it stimulates the blood supply in the gums, the blood circulation in the nasal cavities is automatically activated. This process accelerates the production of mucus glands of the mucous membrane. That’s where the snot come from the baby and saliva during teething.
It is important to know
A runny nose during teething may not always occur, so it is important to monitor the general condition of the child.
Ideally, a runny nose with teething passes in 3-4 days. The organism of each child is individual, and if the discharge continues on the 5-6th day, you need to pay attention to their character – if they are transparent and watery, then do not worry, this is a normal process.
Is it necessary to treat a runny nose with teething?
Pediatricians answer this question – not necessarily, because a runny nose from teething can go away on their own.
In this case, the task of parents is to regularly clean the baby’s nose from sputum. It is necessary to clear the nose from sputum, as they dry out and can lead to a child’s nasal breathing disorder. To avoid this, you need to constantly moisten the nasal sinuses of the baby with saline solutions. This will help nasal aspirator. For better results, you can rinse your nose with sea salt before applying it.
In order to be effective, it is necessary to suck mucus from the nasal sinuses in order – first from one nostril, closing the other one, then repeat the procedure with the other nostril.
Teething in babies: the main symptoms
The process of teething in babies has its own nuances, because the child’s body behaves especially these days. Each child has its own reaction to teething, but the main symptoms of teething in infants should be considered in detail.
Teething in babies can be accompanied by redness and swelling of the gums, copious saliva, a runny nose, sleep disturbances, and digestive tract disorders.
During the period when teeth erupt, your baby may have a decreased appetite, which can cause him to lose weight. Another significant symptom of teething – the child pulls everything in his mouth, he wants to "scratch" the gums.
It is important to know
Teething in babies is accompanied by a decrease in the immunity of the oral cavity, throat and the whole body.
Small, teething teeth injure the gums, which can cause inflammation and pain. To remove painful symptoms during teething in infants, use Kalgel, Dentol, Kamestad gels.
Inflammation contributes to the development of pathogenic bacteria, therefore the throat and oral cavity are affected, and further the infection can migrate to the gastrointestinal tract. Due to this transition process, a disorder may occur in the gastrointestinal tract.
Against the background of all these symptoms, an increase in body temperature can occur. If it does not rise above 38 ° C, it is better not to give antipyretic drugs, since the baby’s body must overcome it itself. If these symptoms do not go away in 3-4 days, contact your pediatrician to avoid complications.
Teething chart – when and which tooth should come out?
In order to prevent the occurrence of diseases similar to the course with teething symptoms, it will be useful for parents to know the teething schedule in infants. Each child has an individual process, but this will allow “to bind” the process of drooling, runny nose, loss of appetite and teething.
Below is a rough teething schedule, depending on the child’s age (in months):
- Lower central incisors: 6–7
- Upper central incisors: 8–9
- Upper lateral incisors: 9–11
- Lower side cutters: 11–13
- Upper first molars: 12–15
- Lower first molars: 12–15
- Fangs: 18–20
- Second molars: 20–30
For parents, we recommend a formula by which you can determine how many teeth a child should have at a certain age:
M (age of child in months) – 6 = Number of teeth.
This formula is relevant until the age of two.
Teething in an infant is the beginning of a new stage in its life. In order to pass this stage with minimal soreness, pay attention to improving the child’s immunity – take a walk with him in the fresh air, monitor the humidity and temperature in the room and, most importantly, surround him with attention and care.
Is it true that when teething a child can have a runny nose?
Natalie, you must be a young mother. When teething teething in babies, the immunity is very much reduced, therefore, exacerbation of everyones is possible. Who what. Therefore, during these periods one must be especially attentive to the health of the baby. However, as in other transition periods. Temper your son and strengthen your immunity! Good luck and health!
Elena Larussi (Staritsyna)
true, and not only a cold, unfortunately, and fever and diarrhea.
Yes, this is possible, and the temperature can be.
Teething causes a decrease in immunity, resulting in a runny nose. So trust your doctor. She’s right.
hmmm strange at the nephew did not notice is that … most likely infection
There are such dental soops, if a tooth goes, then most likely it is not ARVI, but in general a normal doctor will not prescribe drops from a cold.
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during teething in children gives immunity. and any sore to them immediately sticks. it is in any case infixed. and if not treated, the sequel may not be good.
Rose of Wind
Everything can be, the body at this time the baby is weakened, maybe a cold and anything and even temperature. My son also had such problems.
There may be a cold and the temperature is very high. But maybe a cold. Try to make a baby blood test. If he has a cold, the tests will show it.
Of course it can! And we have