Teething

Teething is the process by which a baby’s teeth erupt or break through the gums. It generally occurs between 6 to 24 months of age. During teething, the two bottom front teeth come in first. And next to grow in are usually the two top front teeth. Then the other incisors, lower and upper molars, canines, and finally the upper and lower lateral molars come in. The common problems associated with teething are irritability, biting or chewing on hard objects, swelling of gums, tenderness over gums, drooling of saliva, aversion to food and sleeping problems. Normally teething does not cause fever or diarrhea. If your child develops fever or diarrhea during teething you should seek medical attention.

Teething is a natural process so there is nothing to worry about the problems associated with teething. But these teething problems may lead to some other diseases. So care should be taken to prevent those secondary diseases. For example, frequent drooling of saliva may cause a rash. So wipe out your baby’s face with a cloth to remove the drool. gently rubbing the gums with a cool wet cloth may help to reduce the irritation. This kind of self-care method will help you to reduce the intensity of teething problems. But if these methods fail then you should consult your homeopath and seek medical attention. Homeopathic medicines are effective in managing teething problems. Contact your homeopath.


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