Baby Teething

Baby Teething is the period during which the first set of teeth start erupting from the baby’s gums. It is often associated with pain and irritability in the babies.

When the baby is around six months old, the first tooth may start appearing. Drooling from the mouth, redness of gums, and a tendency to chew on every object the baby can get hold of, are common symptoms associated with teething. Irritability, constant crying, difficulty sleeping, and refusal to eat, are also common during this period. A mild fever, usually less than 38° C or 100° F, may be present.

Teething rings may give some relief to the babies. Firm rubber rings are best. The baby’s gums can be massaged with fingers. Ice can be used for massaging the gum. Applying teething gels may bring temporary relief; however, lidocaine gels should be avoided. If the child is severely distressed, mild analgesics like acetaminophen may be given to reduce pain. Ibuprofen also can be given.

Teething is an intermittent occurrence, often extending into the third year of life, till all the 20 primary teeth or milk teeth emerge. If a teething child is found to have fever above 100° F or 38° C, and if the child displays excessive fussiness, a doctor should be consulted to rule out other illnesses

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Yasser Elnahas

MD, PHD, Professor Of CardioVascular Surgery
Dr. Yasser Elnahas, Is an associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Elnahas was trained as a fellow At Texas Heart Institute And Mayo Clinic Foundation.Dr. Elnahas is dedicated to educating the general public about different disease conditions and simplifying the medical knowledge in an easy to understand terminology.

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