To knock down or not to bring down: the temperature in children with teething
In the first year of life, the child’s development proceeds swiftly, therefore every physiological stage is his victory. Teething teeth bring parents satisfaction, and the baby delivers troubles and causes discomfort. During this period, painful symptoms are often caused by the natural reaction of the body to changes: temperature, rhinitis, diarrhea. In order to ease the baby’s health, you need to make sure that these symptoms are a response to teeth, not a viral infection, to understand the causes of high temperature, and to know the characteristics of this condition and to track those moments when it really is necessary to do something with it.
Why often the temperature rises when teeth are cut
The rise in temperature is a sign of the presence of a foci of inflammation in the body of a child, because the tooth breaks the integrity of the bone tissue, and then the gums, forming an open wound. To facilitate the flow of this process, biologically active substances are produced. They soften the tissues, but their side effect is edema of the mucous membranes in the oral cavity, which provokes the appearance of rhinitis and moist cough. The organism of the baby begins to actively combat these manifestations, which also contributes to the rise in temperature. Painful sensations and discomfort lead to sleep and nervousness.
Weakening of the local and general immunity of the baby with teething may lead to digestive disorders: refusal to eat, vomiting or diarrhea.