As teeth erupt through the gums, your child might show MILD SYMPTOMS, such as;
- poor appetite
- mild irritability
- drooling of saliva
- chewing on objects &
- occasional sore gums which may be swollen & reddish.
These normal teething 'symptoms' are mild, & can easily be relieved by simple methods such as;
🔹Rubbing the child’s gums with a clean damp washcloth, clean finger, gum-rubbing finger pad, or
🔹Giving the child 'teething rings' to chew on & relieve the distress. This is OK!
Whenever your child has SERIOUS SYMPTOMS like fever, diarrhea, vomiting, convulsion, or difficulty in breathing, these are usually due to other problems, not teething!
It could be malaria, diarrhoeal disease, meningitis, febrile convulsion, pneumonia, or other diseases.
So, if your child develops those serious symptoms, take them to your doctor for checkups & treatment.
Don't give your child the wrong therapies in the name of teething!
Remember, a child won't start falling very sick just because they're growing teeth.
Teething is not a disease.