We are always waiting for something or someone. We are waiting for the tooth fairy to arrive, who will wave the wand and the child’s teeth will stop hurting. Well, or the child will stop complaining. Waiting is an insidious enemy. It will not play in your favor, especially in “dental matters”. Today I will give an example of common situations that are urgent.
We don’t wait, but we go to the dentist
The first teeth without enamel
Let’s say a child is 1 year old. His milk teeth were just beginning to erupt, but they were without enamel. Parents think they need to wait. They argue that the baby is still small and everything will get better in time. Continue reading
No matter how hard the mother takes care of the skin of the newborn, sooner or later the child may appear rashes and irritation on the skin, which is called diaper dermatitis. This skin disease can bring a lot of discomfort to the baby and spoil the mood of mom. Why does diaper dermatitis occur on the skin of a child, what are the main symptoms and how to treat it?
Diaper dermatitis: causes
Diaper dermatitis can occur in babies who still cannot control their physiological processes and spend most of their time in the diaper.
In the diaper, the child’s skin is not ventilated, moreover, it is often rubbed. In combination with aggressive factors such as sweat, feces and urine, a moist environment forms in the diaper. All this leads to a greenhouse effect – a favorable environment for the reproduction of bacteria. Continue reading
Every day a lot of children of all ages come to me. Mom led some to a routine examination, and others to a full-fledged treatment of dental problems. And the first and other case must be decided taking into account the age and psycho-emotional preparation of the child for cooperation. But sometimes there are children who have already received their bitter experience of treatment and real fear of dentists. Then what to do? In this article I will give some recommendations on how to make a visit to the dentist painless for the psyche of the child.
When is it better to refuse treatment?
Yes, sometimes children already come to me, having received negative experience in dental treatment. They were forcibly held in a medical chair and carried out the so-called treatment. I am opposed to this method, and even more so, to keep the child against his will, allegedly when it comes to treatment “here and now / at any cost. I would not even have an adult in my chair, not like a child. Continue reading
Not all parents know when and how to bring down a child’s temperature if it is elevated. In this article I will tell you what temperature is normal, what medications to give and what should not be done. It is important to understand that temperature is a normal protective reaction to infection in the body. Therefore, it makes no sense to “cure” the temperature, but you need to influence the cause of the disease. There is no connection between the magnitude of the temperature and whether the disease is viral or bacterial.
Norms of temperature in a child
Some mothers are horrified when they see that the temperature of the child is above the prescribed 36.6 ° C. But don’t panic. Young children have slightly different indicators, which depend on age, time of day of measurement, climate, the number of clothes on the child, his general condition and arousal. The thermometer numbers, as you can understand, are affected by many factors. The most accurate way to determine a baby’s temperature is to take a measurement in the rectum. But then the permissible indicators increase significantly. Continue reading
Today, the topic is being discussed on the network more often: whether to give a child vaccinations. About the dangers and dangers, there are many posts on social networks, but are they true. Today, I propose to put an end to this issue.
Vaccination of children and traffic accidents, what is common here?
I will give a simple but very good comparison. Vaccination of children can be compared with vehicles. Life is a constant assessment of risks and benefits. Many people are so used to it that they don’t even notice this fact.
Take a car – is it a means of transportation, comfort or safety? Every day, getting into the car, we find ourselves at risk. Do you know what chance to become a participant in an accident, die as a result of an accident or become disabled? I will give some figures for 2018 in Moscow. In the city there were more than 8 thousand traffic accidents, in which more than 9 thousand people suffered. Killed more than 400 people. Accidents occur daily. Continue reading