If a spotty whitish patina with jagged edges appears in the child’s mouth, this is a sure sign of fungal stomatitis. When infected with a virus, the mucous membrane of the mouth becomes fiery red, rashes appear on it in the form of bubbles.
If the cause is a bacterial infection, small ulcers are formed with a grayish or yellowish patina.
Viruses, bacteria, and fungi are transmitted by droplets when talking, sneezing, and coughing. A child can also become infected through toys or clothing.
Thus, the question of whether stomatitis is transmitted from child to child disappears by itself.
Can stomatitis be transmitted from mother to child? Doctors answer in the affirmative.
A newborn can get an infection during childbirth during the passage of the birth canal of the mother, if the woman has vulvovaginal candidiasis. In premature babies, fungal stomatitis (thrush) may appear due to severely weakened immunity.
Since stomatitis is easily transmitted from person to person, at the first symptoms of stomatitis the patient must be isolated and turned to a pediatrician.
The correct treatment can be prescribed only by a doctor. He can recommend anesthetics with antiseptic effect and a paste-cleaning paste. If the virus has become the causative agent of stomatitis, the doctor will recommend antiviral ointments, for example, “Acyclovir”, or gels with antibacterial, antiviral and analgesic effects.
For fungal stomatitis, the doctor may prescribe antifungal ointment – Candid, Clotrimazole.
Usually stomatitis makes itself felt in the first months of life. If this is not a severe form, it is possible to treat stomatitis in the mouth in children at home using folk remedies.
But first, be sure to consult a pediatrician.
Usually it is enough for mother to dissolve ½ tsp in a glass with boiled water. drinking soda and pour this solution on the nipple of the breast before each feeding. If the baby eats with the mixture, before each feeding, bury 2-3 drops of the same solution on the tongue and dip the nipple into it as often as possible.
In addition, you can use the infusions of pharmaceutical chamomile, St. John’s wort, calendula, oak bark. They can be cooked on their own, or you can buy ready-made ones – Stomatofit, Rotokan, Ingshafitol.
The ulcers and the surrounding mucous areas can also be smeared with honey.
Strong green tea is also used for rinsing, and calendula decoction is used for infants.
Often used and aloe. Ask your child to chew a piece of aloe leaf or make a slurry from the leaf of this plant and ask the child to hold it in the mouth.
In the old days, stomatitis and raw potatoes were treated. Dessert spoonful of raw grated potatoes, put the child in your mouth, and let him hold this gruel in your mouth for 5 minutes.
Give this tool at least 2 times a day during the week.
If your child is not allergic to eggs, try egg white. It is poured into a glass of boiled water and stirred well.
Rinse your mouth with this mixture 3-4 times a day. The protein envelops the sores and helps them heal quickly.