Flux in a child: what is the disease and how to treat it
Flux or odontogenic periostitis is an unpleasant disease that often occurs in children. With it, the gingival areas strongly swell, which is accompanied by pain, which simply does not give rest.
Children especially hard to endure such a disease, because continuous acute pain causes them real suffering, and the body is still too weak. We’ll figure out where the babies can get the flux, what are the characteristics of this disease, how to prevent and cure it.
Periostitis initially does not give itself away at all, but after a certain time the gum area begins to swell and fester, which is accompanied by acute pain. Abscess may be small and do not cause a tumor, and can cause significant swelling.
As a rule, with the development of the disease in humans the temperature rises, he feels weak and feverish. If the pain is strong or inflammatory processes affected the nerve channels, then the pain can easily spread not only to the gum, but also the eyes, ears, whiskey.
Disease often occurs because of neglected cases of tooth decay with caries or when the disease was not cured. The tooth begins to rot, and eventually the pus comes out. Bone tissues rot and inflammation are transmitted to the gum or periosteum, where the disease continues to develop until it makes itself felt unbearable pain.
It often happens that in children the periostitis develops with the loss of milk teeth. In this situation, the dentist will have enough make an incision to release purulent masses. Sometimes you have to install also drainage to clean the incision from the pus completely.
If the disease was in the advanced stage, the tooth will have to be removed, sometimes even with the root. Of course, children are afraid of this procedure, but it passes with anesthesia, so there will be no pain. In especially neglected cases, there is a need to remove and neighboring teeth.
Is it possible to treat the baby's flux with folk methods and how to rinse or smear the affected gum? It is possible, but it needs to be done only in the very first stages of the disease or after drug treatment.
Perfectly suitable for this purpose are all kinds of tinctures of St. John's wort, oak bark and sage. They need to rinse the mouth after each meal.
It is also possible to lubricate the affected areas with honey, especially good for this procedure at night. In addition, a good folk remedy is chamomile tea, which alleviates inflammation and swelling.
In order that children do not get sick with periostitis, it is necessary to adhere to fairly simple, but very effective and effective rules: