Baby With Red Face And Hot
The phase of teething can be quite difficult for baby and the parents. The process begins at different ages, but is usually starts when the child is around six months of age. However, it can start as early as three months or as late as one year of age.
Common Infant Teething Symptoms
There are some infant teething symptoms that are obvious such as drooling, crankiness, biting, crying, and wakefulness. But other symptoms may not be so obvious such as refusal to eat food or drink milk, rashes around mouth, fever, runny nose and so on.
One of the very common infant teething symptom is swollen and red gums. There may also be small while dots on them, or a small opening where the tooth will soon come out. As the baby is drooling and swallowing more drool, there might be some loose stools as well. Few loose stools are common infant teething symptom, but if the diarrhea is violent, if there is fever, if there is blood or mucous in the stools or the diapers are extra poopy, take the baby to the doctor for help because diarrhea may be due to some other reason.
Sometimes, the child may start bleeding from the mouth, which can be a very scary sight for the parents. If the child is conscious and acting normally, wipe the blood and take a look at the gums. Blood from gums is not a common infant teething symptom, but as the tooth is trying to break through the gum, it may create a small cyst, and as the pressure increases, this cyst may break.
Low grade fever is another infant teething symptom, but if the fever is high, take the baby to the doctor as there might be some other cause, such as infection.
Teething babies want to bite everything that they can get, as biting on hard objects relieves some pain. To help child deal with infant teething symptoms, rub your clean finger along the gums for few minutes. Cold teething rings can also be given. If the baby is quite unsettles and cranky, give the adequate does of pain killer or Tylenol.
And if you have a puppy at home, you would like to gather some information regarding puppy teething symptoms as well. Just like human beings, puppies also have various teething symptoms. One of the most common symptoms is excessive chewing as it alleviates the pain in their gums. Puppies may also develop bleeding gums, irritability, loss of appetite and lack of sleep.