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What Is Teething?

Teething is defined as a process by which a child gets his/ her first denture. New teeth erupt during the first 6 months till the time the child turns 3. Between 6-12 years of age the child loses his baby teeth which are then replaced by adult teeth.

How Would You Know If Your Child Is Undergoing Teething?

  • In case of teething, the child will experience (or you may observe) excess saliva production, drooling and chewing on anything available to the child.
  • The child may also have pain
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Crying more than usual
  • Clinging onto things

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Your doctor may ask about the common symptoms that the child must be experiencing or you may be noticing.
  • He may examine the child’s mouth and gums physically and may recommend a topical cream to ease the pain and discomfort.
  • There is no treatment for this process as such.

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Teething?

There are no natural remedies to ease the discomfort caused during teething. However, you can try these practical ways to ease the discomfort.
1. Teething Rings
Ways to Use:

The child is often discomforted by the pressure exerted by the erupting teeth. Therefore, you may give teething rings to the child to relieve his discomfort. However, make sure the rings are clean to avoid any infection.

2. Foods To Chew
Ways to Use:

Though the child is in pain, however, if you give them foods to chew (example cucumber, carrots) they may feel much better for a while.

3. Rub The Child’s Gums Often
Ways to Use:

Whenever the child feels uncomfortable, make sure you rub your child’s gums with your finger. This helps to ease the pain and discomfort.

Make sure you maintain proper hygiene around yourself and the baby to avoid any kind of infection. It would be difficult for you to see your child in pain, however, make sure you do not panic and manage it well with these effective tips.

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