How to treat stomatitis in children
Each mother, faced with a baby's illness,knows how difficult it is to survive this state of a child who suddenly becomes restless, inconsolably crying, irritable. The most difficult thing in this situation is that the baby can not explain what hurts him, and mom can not understand how to help her baby. When stomatitis is also difficult to immediately notice the problem of the baby, because troubling sores and wounds are hidden in a small mouth. Knowing the symptoms of stomatitis and how to treat stomatitis in children, it will be much easier to overcome the disease.
Signs of stomatitis in infants
Pain in the mouth causes the baby to kips andcry when the baby takes a dummy in his mouth or tries to eat. Itching wounds cause the baby to put his hands in his mouth. There may be an increase in temperature. If the mother looks into the baby's mouth, she will see that the mucous membrane is all ulcerated and covered with plaque.
Identification of sores can diagnose stomatitis.
Once stomatitis is diagnosed, it should beimmediately begin treatment and alleviate the suffering of the baby. How to treat stomatitis in children, can only say a professional doctor. Do not put the baby at risk by self-medication.
The principles of treatment of stomatitis are based on alleviating the condition of the child and eliminating the causes that caused stomatitis.
We will understand how to treat stomatitis in children. First of all, you need anesthesia and itching. Anesthesia in stomatitis can be done with the help of gels, which are designed for teething - "Calgel" or "Kamistad." Their action is based on the work of lidocaine.
How to treat stomatitis in children, if a sorestill develop, even if the pain is gone? Sores in the mouth need to be treated with an antiseptic. It is necessary to maximally decontaminate the wounds, as they are a direct way to enter the infection in the body. The mouth cavity should be treated with a gauze cloth moistened with trypsin or chymotrypsin to remove the dead and dead particles, which contribute to the reproduction of microorganisms. Then the oral cavity is treated with an antimicrobial drug - furacillin solution, herbal decoctions, dentofit.
Doctors do not recommend the treatment of stomatitis innewborns with the help of sprays, since spraying is a rather traumatic option for a tiny mouth, besides the dose of the drug may be excessive for the baby.
Stomatitis has several varieties, soThe choice of treatment will depend on an accurate diagnosis of the type of illness. Distinguish herpetic stomatitis (for treatment, antiviral drugs will be required), aphthous (recurrent) stomatitis (requires a comprehensive examination of the child for any hidden diseases that cause a weakened immune system and the appearance of stomatitis), candidal (fungal) stomatitis.
Fungal stomatitis in an infant isthe most frequent kind. Treatment of candidal stomatitis ("thrush") in the effect on the sores alkaline environment. The oral cavity of the baby is treated with a soda solution or a solution of borax in glycerin. Candidiasis is effectively treated with "Iodinol" and antifungal agents (Clotrimazole, Nizoral). In especially severe cases, the use of antibiotics that inhibit the development of fungi is required.
When treating stomatitis in young children it is importanttake measures to prevent its reappearance. The child should not take dirty objects, the slightest irritations of the oral cavity should be immediately treated with an antiseptic and treated. Soothers and baby's nipples should be regularly disinfected. Do not put the pacifier raised from the floor back in the baby's mouth, as well as you do not need to lick the same fallen nipple yourself, then give it to the baby.
Elementary prevention measures will help your child avoid a very unpleasant illness.