Oral aches are some of the most common disorders of babies. They are recognized by the whitish spots that can be seen on the gums, tongue or on the sides of the mouth or inside the lips. They are not dangerous and they go away on their own in most cases, but they can cause the baby to refuse feeding and become irritated.
What are the causes of these disorders?
Alina Pop-Began, resident doctor, argues that "unfortunately, the cause of these disorders is incompletely elucidated: they may appear as a symptom in general disorders (Behcet's disease); stress has been incriminated as a favoring factor, along with viral or certain infections. types of streptococci ". The doctor says they can also appear because of allergies, but this theory has not been proven.
Mumps are infections of the oral cavity caused by the bacterium Candida albicanis, a natural presence in the mouth of any person. These bacteria are harmless most of the time, but when they multiply, they cause infections.
It seems that babies who receive antibiotic treatments are more prone to developing heart disease. This type of drug causes a reduction in the number of healthy bacteria in the body and predisposes to infections caused by the spread of Candidose albicanis bacteria.
What are the symptoms in babies?
Almost 1 in 7 babies develop mouthwash at one point in their lives. Foot and mouth disease is a more common condition in newborns under 10 weeks of age.
The main signs that make this problem uncomfortable are the whitish and small spots that appear inside the mouth cavity. They can appear on the inside of the cheeks, lips, tongue or in the sky of the mouth.
Doctor Alina Pop-Began claims that, at first, the wombs are recognized in the form of erythematous macules, that is, of reddish spots, and later they turn into white, ulcerous spots.
They have different sizes, and according to this criterion they are divided into:
* milestones (very small size);
* Sutton's necrotic sheaths (very large).
Inflammation of these small bumps can cause pain. They are uncomfortable and annoying to the little one and prevent him from eating properly.
How is it treated?
The doctor explains that this condition is self-healing: "if no infections are added, the disease will heal spontaneously (and without treatment) in about 10 days, but they may recur."
Treatment measures, when the infection occurs, consist of topical creams and ointments to relieve the unpleasant symptoms: "cortisone tinctures or other anti-inflammatory or slightly anesthetic drugs can be applied locally to relieve pain, without these influencing evolution. "
If you are breastfeeding the baby, it is important to apply the ointments prescribed by the baby doctor on the breasts. This is an effective method of preventing the transmission of infection from one to the other.
Oral disorders cannot be prevented because the exact causes that lead to their appearance are unknown. However, the doctor recommends adhering to the rules of oral hygiene, avoiding stress and ensuring a balanced diet that does not weaken the immune system and predispose the body to infections, including mouth sores.
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