Treatment of stomatitis in infants
After all, for every pathogenic agentIts type of damage is typical: the virus leads to the formation of small bubbles or whitish spots: fungal raids are similar to curdled milk; Bacteria cause deep ulceration in the form of erosions and sores. For stomatitis, in addition to specific manifestations, there are common background signs of mucous membranes of the mouth, such as redness and swelling. Touching the affected parts and trying to treat them can lead to bleeding.
Is it necessary to cause stomatitis at the firstGetting microbes into the mouth? Not at all: the decisive factor is the activity of local immunity. There are a number of mechanisms for protecting the mucous membrane of the mouth. The first is the initial integrity of the epithelium, that is, the cell cover. If there are micro-traumas in the mouth, then this place is potentially open to bacteria and can be affected in the first place. Where does the baby get injuries? For example, this can happen when trying to clean the teeth with a brush that is not suitable for age. The second and most powerful mechanism is the washing of the mouth with saliva. All harmful agents are washed off the surface of the mucous membrane, like a wave and simply swallowed. Sufficient content in the saliva of such protective factors as lysozyme, immunoglobulins A and interferon, creates a barrier in the path of pathogenic microorganisms. Babies who are breastfed, stomatitis suffer much less often, because the mother's milk is enriched with protective immunoglobulins. Stubborn stomatitis can be a sign of weakening of local and general immunity. The reason is "banal" dysbiosis of the intestine, and in some cases, a more serious pathology. Pay attention to this and consult a doctor!
How is it manifested?
Stomatitis flows differently. With a light current, the mother can accidentally discover incomprehensible wounds on the lips or tongue of the baby. The state of health of crumbs practically does not suffer at all. Unfortunately, much more often this disease is accompanied by the expressed intoxication and rise in temperature. The onset of stomatitis may resemble a viral infection. The crumb becomes sluggish, irritable, whiny. You will notice that the saliva in the mouth of the baby has become more like, sometimes on this background a bright discharge appears from the nose. The greatest concern for the mother is that she can not feed the baby. Obviously hungry, the kid reaches for the bottle or spoon, but at the first, the same contact with the object with the weeping repels him. It is not difficult to explain this. Ulceration of the mucous membrane of the mouth, like any abrasion or cut, hurt. The ingestion of food increases unpleasant sensations, and the toddler shows it all with his own appearance. On your own, you will not be able to look deeply at the baby's mouth. Do not try to "climb" there with a spoon: so you just provoke vomiting and even more upset the baby. It will be enough if you pay attention to the condition of the sponges and tongue, and for a detailed examination, call the doctor.
As a rule, the treatment of stomatitis in infantsIs carried out by antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents of local action. In the pharmacy network a large selection of such facilities. However, do not rush to make a choice yourself: in order not to make a mistake, consult a doctor. Can I use decoctions and infusions of medicinal herbs for treatment? It is possible, but only as an addition to the main treatment. Children up to a year of herbal decoction can be offered as a seagull (suitable, for example, chamomile pharmacy).