Mouth pain in children Symptoms, Home remedies, What to do?
If a child does not want to eat or drink, it may be because it hurts the mouth. Children aged two years or older can often tell themselves that it hurts in your mouth. Sometimes the child may also have blisters or sores on the lips or around the mouth.
There are several reasons why children get a sore mouth. Teething can be painful in some infants while it goes completely unnoticed by others. The baby may drool more than usual and want something to bite into.
Another reason that it hurts in the mouth may be fungal infection, known as cod . It is mainly children who are breastfed or drinking from bottle receiving cod. A whitish coating is formed on the tongue, inside the cheeks and palate. All children must not inconvenience cod but sometimes the mucous membrane red and inflamed and then it can hurt.
Blisters and sores in the mouth usually sits on the inside of the cheeks, tongue and gums. The mucous membrane becomes swollen, red and bleed easily. The reason may be foot and mouth disease , caused by virus and is most common in children up to the age of ten.
In connection with a cold can blisters in and around the mouth due to a herpes infection. The virus stays in the body even after symptoms have disappeared and some children can get it several times.
Sometimes, chickenpox sit the oral mucosa.
Small gray-white cold sores with a red zone around can be called afte. Often sits wound on the inside of the lips.
It hurts the mouth may show up as the child does not want to eat and drooling more than usual. Often the child may also have a fever.
What can you do yourself?
Discomfort associated with teething can be alleviated by using a teether that ideally be cold. Cool relieves the pain.
When the child has blisters and ulcers in the mouth, it can be difficult to eat and drink. It is important that the child can ingest beverage. One can try out one cold beverage as the child likes. Ice cream or yogurt can also be good.
For it to be easier for the baby to drink or eat can give pain medications containing acetaminophen or ibuprofen half an hour to an hour before a meal. If the child does not want to receive the drug in the mouth can try suppositories.
At chickenpox should not use ibuprofen. In conjunction with the chickenpox, the drug may increase the risk of rare, but severe, resulting infections.
It is very important to carefully follow the dosage instructions on the package when you give painkillers to children. If you are unsure, you can talk to your doctor, nurse or ask at a pharmacy.
Always try to take good dental care of your child.
When to seek medical care?
If the child has great difficulty mouth or difficult to drink because it hurts the mouth should seek care at the BVC, a health center or children’s reception.