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Can there be diarrhea in a child with teething?


After the end of colic in infants, another problem begins to bother the parents. At about three or four months, each baby begins to cut teeth. In this case, the crumb experiences discomfort and sometimes painful sensations. Often, babies have diarrhea and teething. Is this normal? You can find the answer to this question from the presented article. It is also worth mentioning why diarrhea occurs when teething. Ways to eliminate the symptom will be described below.

Teething with teething

How long does this symptom hold and how does it manifest itself? Doctors say that the violation of the chair, caused by the appearance of new bone inhabitants in the mouth of the baby, can last up to three days. In this case, parents observe the following picture.

The child becomes very restless. Especially often teeth can disturb in the evening and at night. Diarrhea also occurs both day and night. It is worth noting that the chair does not have a watery consistency. Fecal masses are somewhat liquefied and look more like liquid porridge. Also in the waste of life there are no impurities of blood, mucus and foam. If such symptoms are detected, then it is already a pathology.

What causes stool disruption?

Why is diarrhea often teething? The causes of this symptom may be several. Pediatricians usually explain this reaction as follows. During teething, baby's salivation increases dramatically. At the same time, it affects the stomach and intestines, increasing their peristalsis. Food these days enters the body all in the same volume. Sometimes the child's appetite may even decrease. As a result, the solid stool mass becomes smaller. The organism is forced to remove water in this case. Such a thin stool can be observed from three to five times during one day.

Another cause of diarrhea during dentition is infection. During this period, the baby's gums are very itchy and sore. The crumb pulls in his mouth everything that falls into his hands. At the same time, the baby still does not understand that some objects may be dirty and contain bacteria on their surface. As a result, pathogens enter the child’s body. They cause fermentation and diarrhea. Sometimes in this case, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, fever and so on can be observed. It should be noted that this type of diarrhea does not pass for about five or seven days. Also in the faeces there may be impurities of mucus and foam.

Another reason not related to baby’s teeth.

Can there be diarrhea when teething, you already know. It is said that sometimes the liquefaction and the increased frequency of stool becomes a coincidence. In this case, intestinal upset caused by banal poisoning. If the child is breastfed, the mother should pay attention to their nutrition and well-being. Perhaps the woman ate some not very fresh product. This caused a similar reaction in the child.

When artificial feeding should pay attention to the quality of the milk mixture and the purity of the bottle. Before each feeding, the dishes must be sterilized. The mixture is prepared immediately before use and should not be stored for more than half an hour.

Can there be diarrhea in a child with teething?

Often, after the child began to cut teeth, diarrhea appears. This leads parents to conclude that the child has "diarrhea on the teeth."

However, pediatricians are of the opinion that these phenomena are not interrelated. Even the idea that an increased salivation at the appearance of teeth can in some way irritate the digestive tract and affect the digestive processes is highly questionable. There is too little evidence to establish a direct link between these phenomena.

Thus, the most plausible explanation in this case is that when a child grows its teeth, it experiences discomfort and often pulls various objects into its mouth. With the latest in his body get alien microorganisms. This is the only possible way for bacteria to enter the child’s digestive tract.

There is also an additional factor, which is that during the first two years of life a child has to face a number of infectious diseases that fall on this period of life. Treating diarrhea as a side effect of dental growth allows parents to relax and not perceive diarrhea as something dangerous for their child’s health and life. Instead of seeking medical help, parents decide to wait out the acute period. Thus, there is a high risk of missing a problem that could later turn into serious complications.

To avoid such undesirable situations, it is very important to monitor the child and seek medical advice, noticing abnormalities.

Teething symptoms

Tracing the emergence of teething symptoms is an unexpectedly difficult task for most parents. As a rule, diseases of infants overlap and create a blurred symptomatic picture, which is difficult for parents to understand. Symptoms such as fever, irritability and diarrhea often occur simultaneously with teething and confuse parents. In any case, the occurrence of these symptoms is an indication for consultation with a doctor. At the same time, the “recognized” symptoms of teething are the following:

Increasing the amount of saliva is a direct consequence of the emergence of new teeth. It can lead to a rash on the face of the child and the liquid stool (however, the latter is questionable, since direct evidence of this is not enough to assert a direct connection).

When the rudiments of the teeth are formed enough to erupt, they become mobile, leading to an inflammatory reaction in the gums and their edema in particular.

  • Gum sensitivity

It is quite natural that the gums become more sensitive when the rudiments of the teeth begin to move, and the gums become painful, swollen and hyperemic.

This is the result of all factors in the aggregate - soreness, discomfort, poor sleep, difficulty eating.

Edema and hypersensitivity of the gums leads to the fact that the child's need to actively use the gums increases to reduce the pain, and he begins to bite everything that comes to his hands. During this period, it is necessary to carefully monitor the child, seeking to ensure that he does not interact with contaminated things.

The process of growth of teeth is often marked by pain and discomfort, which leads to the fact that the child is not easy to cope with food, which used to be part of his diet. Sometimes, in case of problematic eruption, any interaction with food brings painful sensations and induces the child to refuse any food.

Pain and discomfort lead to the fact that the child is difficult to sleep. Sleep becomes abrupt and leads to the fact that the child becomes even more irritated.

In addition, it often happens that during the appearance of teeth the child becomes more susceptible to various infections. The reason for this is considered to be a significant weakening of the child’s immunity, which leads to a decrease in the ability to resist foreign bacteria and viruses.

Diarrhea as a teething symptom

According to the established norms, the period of eruption of the first milk teeth lasts from 6 to 30 months. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. For example, some children are already born with a pair of lower incisors.

How does teething happen? First, the milky incisors and molars grow inside the bone. The child does not feel it. But the closer the tooth gets to the gum, in which there are a lot of nerve endings, the more pronounced the symptoms become:

  1. Redness and swelling of the gums. The pressure of the tooth on the mucous increases more and more, and hillocks appear on the gums. Often this process is accompanied by a slight inflammation, swelling, which gives the gums a reddish color.
  2. Whims, poor sleep. Do not panic. Thus, the baby reacts to discomfort, and possibly pain. Agree, even for an adult it is hard to sleep and to keep a good mood if he has a gum or tooth ache.
  3. Increased salivation. This phenomenon is associated not only with swelling and sore gums, but also with the development of the salivary glands. The body of the baby learns to digest new food, so its saliva often flows like a river.
  4. Increased body temperature, cough, runny nose. All these symptoms can be a sign of ARVI, and no. Sometimes the cough is due to excess saliva, which the baby simply chokes. A runny nose and nasal congestion often appear due to swelling of the mucous membranes (the mouth and nose are very close). A mild fever may be a common reaction to gum inflammation or pain.
  5. Diarrhea. Frequent stool in a child is simply explained: when a baby swallows a large amount of saliva, its intestinal motility is accelerated. The baby begins to go to the toilet more often, which, against the background of other symptoms, often causes concern to the parents.

How long does diarrhea last for teeth?

Unfortunately, the exact dates can not be named. First, in some children, the teeth may erupt very slowly. Secondly, often they climb literally one after the other. Does this mean you just have to sit and wait? No and no again.

Diarrhea at such an early age is very dangerous. When idle, it threatens to dehydration, which sometimes ends in death. Therefore, when asked how many days diarrhea can last during dentition, pediatricians answer unanimously: no more than 3 days.

How to distinguish the normal process of pathology

One-year-old children have a habit of trying everything. During the period of teething, a furious desire to bite something is added to this. Alas, no matter how hard the parents try, the child’s mouth must be will visit a couple of inedible, not very sterile gizmos. Any such incident can result in an intestinal infection, which is certainly accompanied by diarrhea.

Parents should understand that diarrhea and teething may not have any relationship. Children do not choose when they get sick. To distinguish pathology from the norm, you should always pay attention to the nature of the chair, as well as the general condition of the baby. Seek immediate medical attention if:

  • feces are green or black,
  • there is mucus in the stool, blood streaks, undigested chunks of food,
  • the chair is too frequent - from 5 times a day,
  • child vomits,
  • body temperature rises to 38 degrees and higher
  • baby sluggish, constantly sleeping, refuses any food,
  • diarrhea does not go away on day 4.

Note that any diarrhea can cause dehydration. As already mentioned, this is a very dangerous condition that requires urgent hospitalization. Here are his signs:

  • dry red lips
  • no tears
  • rare urination,
  • smell of acetone from the mouth,
  • lethargy, drowsiness,
  • dry skin
  • infants have a hollow spring.

Important! If there are all signs of dehydration, do not try to clean the baby by yourself. Stabilize the condition can only be in the hospital with the help of droppers. Plentiful drink and preparations for replenishing water and electrolyte balance only help at the initial stage, when the symptoms of dehydration do not manifest themselves.

How to help baby

The first thing to do is to make sure that diarrhea while teething is not associated with infection. If in doubt, it is better to consult a doctor. Otherwise, follow these tips:

  1. Offer your baby a regular drink.
  2. If diarrhea is frequent, it is advisable to start giving Regidron, Humana electrolyte or another solution for rehydration. By the way, you can do it yourself. To do this, dissolve 3 g of salt and 18 g of sugar in a liter of boiled water.
  3. Negaunt teeth. The easiest way is to give the baby a chew on a special teether with a gel (do not forget to sterilize it and then cool it). The second option is an anesthetic ointment ("Kalgel", "Dentol", "Cholisal"). But, perhaps, it is most effective to give systemic drugs when teething (drops "Dantinorm Baby", tablets "Dentokind"). They not only relieve pain, but also eliminate diarrhea, fever, moodiness "on the teeth."
  4. If the baby already eats adult food, then remove from its diet fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy products. Cook him slimy soup, rice water, let's wheat crackers. In the case of a baby, change your diet.
  5. Do not introduce a new feed during this period. Moreover, it is better to roll back a couple of weeks ago. Allergic reactions you do not need now.
  6. If the pope has irritation from diarrhea, then it is better to give up diapers for a while. Take baths with chamomile and after every going to the toilet flush the baby (with soap no more than 1 time a day).

Many babies have diarrhea during teeth cracking. What to do in this case? Calm down and soberly assess the situation.

If the stool is too frequent, lasts more than 3 days, then contact your doctor. In a different situation, help your baby than you can: water, anesthetize, feed properly. You will not notice how diarrhea begins to pass.

Teething: main symptoms

Partially eliminate the possibility of a disorder of the chair will help inspection of the baby’s mouth. Symptoms of teething, Komarovsky and other pediatricians include the following changes:

  1. an increase in saliva production, as a protective reaction against the ingestion of pathogenic microflora,
  2. swelling and an increase in the size of the soft tissue of the gum sheath,
  3. itching in the area of ​​teething and pain in the gums, trying to eliminate which the child gnaws various objects, because the pressure exerted by them on the fabric contributes to the disappearance of pain,
  4. the appearance under the soft tissue sheath of distinguishable contours of the future tooth,
  5. At the same time, the primary stage of tooth growth in a child may be accompanied by weakness, fever and general malaise.

Swelling gums

Despite the increase in the size of soft tissues, their reddening and the presence of some loosening of the structure at the point of exit of the tooth, one should be very careful about the nature of the swelling. A stressful situation can cause a decrease in immunity, which greatly increases the risk of not only the appearance of diarrhea, but also infection with pathogenic forms. The alarming symptoms are the presence of inflammatory processes in the area of ​​the child’s oral cavity, when detected, parents should immediately see a doctor.

Baby anxiety

Changes in the child's behavior, crying and moods are also associated with the pain that the baby experiences when teething. The described symptoms may occur at night as a violation of sleep, when the intervals between sleep and wakefulness of the baby are reduced. The nervous system of children reacts to stress by increased excitability, during this period it is important for parents to understand the child’s whims and understand their nature.

Elevated temperature

As an individual symptom of the appearance of teeth, the baby may have a fever up to 38 ° C, a rash and nasal congestion. An increase in temperature is a reaction of the immune system to a breach in the integrity of the gum structure when a tooth appears. If the fever in children during the period when the teeth are cut is held for 3 days or more, it is necessary to consult a doctor to determine the cause of the disease.

Diarrhea with the appearance of teeth has its own characteristics, which include an increase in the number of bowel movements, the absence of visual and structural changes in fecal masses. Anxious symptoms include a watery consistency of discharge from a child, the presence of blood in the stool or foreign inclusions. When changing the color of feces to black or if it has some kind of green tint, you should consult your pediatrician for advice.

How many days can a baby have loose stools?

The normal duration of the liquid stool associated with the growth of teeth in children varies from 2 to 3 days. At the same time, there is more frequent diarrhea, which is also within the normal range with a total amount of up to 3-4 per day. How long the diarrhea will last depends on the individual characteristics of the organism, in rare cases, it may be normal for stool disorders to last up to 5 days.

If after a time limit of 3-5 days, or if one of the above deviations related to the color or purity of the faeces is present, liquid stool persists, you should contact your pediatrician to determine the cause of the disease.


Помимо болевых ощущений, связанных с преодолением зубом оболочки десны, осложнения могут вызвать различные инфекции, вероятность попадания которых в организм ребенка в этот период многократно возрастает. In this regard, it is recommended to use drugs that, in addition to the analgesic effect, have anti-inflammatory properties, for example, Kamistad gels and Oraget gels.

In addition, various topical anti-edema drugs with analgesic effect, suspensions of analgesics (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen) and teethers can be used.

Diarrhea drugs

Pediatricians recommend treating impaired bowel movements in a baby, using reinforcing agents, for example, Imodium. It is possible, if necessary, the individual inclusion in the treatment regimen of drugs with beneficial microflora, for example, Acipol, Linex. In the presence of clear signs of flatulence and colic, it is recommended to treat the child with drugs Espumizan or its analogues.

Folk methods

Folk remedies help to strengthen the immune system and normalize the process of defecation. Among the most famous means can be identified:

  • Chamomile tea, for the preparation of which you need 5 g of chamomile color, pour a glass of boiling water. The child must be consumed by 1 tsp. funds five times a day. In addition, for the treatment of diarrhea are suitable infusions based on blueberries, St. John's wort, sage and bird cherry and decoctions based on berries of viburnum and mint.
  • Applesauce, obtained by grinding apples on a fine grater, is used every 30 minutes. before meals.

Why is it important to maintain a drinking regime during diarrhea?

Frequent emptying leads to dehydration of the child, which can be recognized by:

  • changing lip color, acquiring a brighter shade,
  • dryness of the mucous areas of the outer surface of the mouth and other skin,
  • the smell of acetone excreted in a child at the exhalation stage
  • rare urination,
  • increase saliva viscosity.

In the presence of temperature as a symptom of the appearance of teeth, it is necessary to increase the amount of water consumed by the child. Ignoring this condition leads to the need for medical care, which, with a moderate degree of dehydration, is treated by setting up droppers with saline, and in severe cases may require placement of the mother and baby in the intensive care unit.

Signs of teething

When a child cuts teeth, certain signs and symptoms appear.

Often there is diarrhea, increased body temperature, increased salivation and pain. Sometimes diarrhea can accompany vomiting.

This is due to two reasons: a weakening of the immune system occurs and the body reacts to a nervous irritant. There are several signs that signal teething in a child:

  • Increased salivation. Before teeth are cut, parents notice dramatic changes in their crumbs. He constantly pulls various objects into his mouth to chew on his gums. As a result, saliva appears. It stands out on its own, without the use of external stimuli in the oral cavity.
  • He regularly pulls his fingers in his mouth, chews and sucks them.
  • The appetite decreases or disappears completely. The child refuses to eat because he is concerned about pain in the mouth.
  • Restless and capricious state of infants, often leading to insomnia.
  • Change the usual mode of the day. This applies to food and sleep.

When teething

Teething time for all children is different. Doctors tend to believe that this directly depends on the heredity and state of the child’s immune system.

No need to worry if, by the due time, the number of teeth does not comply with generally accepted standards.

For all, this process is individual and if one child is already born with several teeth, then the other may not have them at all by the 15th month of life. But usually the eruption of the first teeth begins from 4-7 months.

They appear in this order:

  • Upper and lower first incisors
  • Upper and lower second incisors
  • The appearance of the first large root teeth
  • Upper and lower fangs
  • The appearance of the second large molars

Teething lasts for 3 years. By this age, the teeth in the baby’s mouth reach 20 pieces. The child will live with them until the age of six, then the indigenous ones will replace them.

What to expect

Since this process is considered to be individual, manifestations during eruption may be different.

One child may have diarrhea, fever and constant anxiety, while the other has no symptoms.

The first sign is redness and swelling of the gums. Increased salivation appears a few months before teething begins.

Because of the pain in the mouth, the child may not eat well, sleep and be constantly naughty. The baby pulls everything in his mouth to chew, including his own fingers.

The main symptoms

Liquid stool during teething is not considered the only symptom in infants. He is able to accompany vomiting, high body temperature, runny nose and cough.

Such manifestations are possible not only with teething. This symptom is a consequence of the development of the disease. To determine the exact causes, it is necessary to seek help from a pediatrician.

He will determine why the child is worried about diarrhea and other associated symptoms, and will tell you how to treat it. If the liquid stool is the result of eruption, the baby's body undergoes a decrease in immunity.

During this period, it is better to isolate infants from unauthorized people and to exclude visits to public places, in order to avoid virus infection.

The emergence of new milk teeth occurs during the first 3 years of life.

This is the age when children often get sick. If diarrhea in children occurs during this time, it does not always indicate eruption. The reason may be any violation in the body of the child.

Causes of diarrhea during eruption

If during eruption appeared loose stools, you need to follow how many days it will last. Diarrhea should not be delayed for more than 3 days.

Its causes are irritation of the nervous system and pain in the mouth.

It depends on the individual characteristics of each child, heredity, and various pathologies. It is not necessary to treat diarrhea, especially if such manifestations are not frequent. He passes by himself.

But be sure to provide the baby with abundant drinking to avoid dehydration.

To find out why the baby’s stool changes during teething, you need to figure out how and when the first teeth appear.

The reasons may be the following factors:

  • The central lower incisors erupt first. The oral cavity is the upper digestive system. At this point, there is an inflammatory process in the baby’s mouth. There is swelling, redness, pain and irritation on the gums. Inflammation extends to the lower digestive organs due to irritation of the nervous system.
  • When teething, immunity is actively reduced. At this time various viruses and bacteria can penetrate. The presence of infection provokes diarrhea, so it is important to immediately seek help from a pediatrician.

How does diarrhea when teething

Very often, diarrhea when teething in children is accompanied by additional signs.

Often there is increased irritability, tearfulness, increased salivation, restless sleep, decreased appetite and high fever.

The stool in children is not only liquid, but also speeded up. This condition lasts for several days, after which it improves. When the teeth erupt, the pain syndrome passes.

At very high temperatures, intestinal infections may develop. At this point, not only changes the chair, but also the general condition of the child. There is increased diarrhea in the form of mucus or water.

Loose stools exude an unpleasant putrid or sour odor. The color of feces also changes. They become yellow green or include streaks of blood.

To treat diarrhea when teething the first teeth in children is not necessary. But it is important for every mommy to know what to do in such a situation.

Liquid stools and vomiting can lead the body of the crumbs to dehydration and disruption of water-salt balance. Therefore, it is important to provide the child with drinking water in sufficient quantity in order to avoid such consequences.

What to do with diarrhea

If teething in children accompanies diarrhea, it is important to monitor how long it takes.

  • If he is worried about 2-3 days, he is not associated with intestinal infections. This suggests that no additional therapeutic action is required. It is enough to limit the use of new foods, in order to avoid overloading the digestive system. If the pussy is still breastfed, it is continued with teething.
  • To avoid infection in the body of the baby, you should follow the basic rules of personal hygiene. During this period, the baby is trying to pull everything into his mouth, so the kid’s handles and children's toys are very careful. Dishes boiling water, and all vegetables and fruits are served in its pure form.
  • Do not prohibit the baby nibble everything he wants. Let him do it as he wants. This will reduce pain during eruption and contribute to the early appearance of milk teeth. For these purposes, you can purchase special silicone toys at the pharmacy.
  • With severe pain, you can contact your pediatrician, so that he appointed special gels for teething. They are created almost all on the basis of lidocaine and are aimed at the temporary elimination of pain.
  • At the first signs of an intestinal infection, do not self-medicate, but call the doctor at the house. He will establish the disease and prescribe the correct treatment. It is important to follow all of its recommendations.

The emergence of the first milk teeth can cause a lot of trouble, both to the baby and his parents. But do not panic and get upset. This period is temporary.

Baby is important support and love. At the first signs and symptoms, be sure to consult a doctor. He will correctly establish the cause of the diarrhea and give useful recommendations. Self-medication is harmful to health.

Causes of diarrhea in babies with teething

In the body of the baby everything is interconnected, and another evidence of this is diarrhea in a healthy child when the teeth come out. Why does it arise? Experts call the following reasons:

  1. Increased salivation. Wise nature does not include this mechanism by chance. Saliva washes the mucous membranes of the oral cavity, protecting against the penetration of conditionally pathogenic microflora. Getting into the child's stomach, it accelerates peristalsis and provokes loose stools.
  2. Weakened immunity. The risk of catching an intestinal infection in infants during the period when the teeth exit is quite large. In summer, rotavirus is widespread, characterized by a slight increase in temperature, vomiting, watery stools in the first days of the disease. In winter, a weakened child is prone to SARS.
  3. Contact with microorganisms and bacteria from the outside. The gums itch, hurt and disturb the baby, so he pulls everything in his mouth. This increases the risk of ingestion of pathogenic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.
  4. Improper diet during teething. The enzyme apparatus of the pancreas in a child can fail, which provokes intoxication and loose stools.
  5. Heredity, somatic diseases (gastritis, sore throat, pancreatitis). If the teething of the parents was accompanied by malaise, then the baby is more likely to pass it in a severe form.

Related symptoms

Diarrhea without the addition of infection lasts up to three days (as is usually required for the tooth to exit above the surface of the gum). The feces are usually yellow-brown, watery, free from impurities and fetid odor. The number of bowel movements does not exceed 4 times a day. If a rotavirus or other infection is added, diarrhea can last 4-6 days, which does not go without a trace for the baby's body and requires consulting a doctor.

Disorders of digestion in children may be accompanied by fever, frequent regurgitation, swelling, nasal congestion, runny nose. Sometimes the color and consistency of feces change, the stench appears. During this period, it is important to closely monitor the baby to prevent dehydration and deterioration of health.

What does diarrhea look like in this case?

Diarrhea during teething is not considered pathological, if it does not contain impurities of blood, mucus, does not have a green color (a sign of an intestinal infection). Loose stools should not be accompanied by bloating, changes in motility, pain during palpation.

The mother can assess the situation by putting a hand on the baby’s tummy, checking its softness, gas formation symptoms (“gurgling”), the reaction of the baby to touch. In infants up to one year, diarrhea should not be abundant and frequent (the norm is up to 4-5 times a day). If it increases with the passage of time, this indicates a serious problem.

Treatment of loose stools in an infant

Determining the severity of the condition of the baby, the doctor decides on the appointment of medicines. The main objective of the therapy is to prevent dehydration, additional infection and taking unnecessary medicines.

Antibiotics are prescribed only in the case of accessions of a bacterial infection. Their uncontrolled intake will exacerbate the situation, as well as an excessive amount of sweet, fruit juices in the baby’s diet.

If diarrhea in children lasts a long time, help get rid of it:

  • preparations for slowing intestinal motility (reduce the number of daily feces),
  • prebiotics for the normalization of intestinal microflora,
  • absorbents to normalize the intestinal walls,
  • immunomodulators and vitamin complexes that increase the resistance of the child's body to infections,
  • drugs to prevent dehydration (normalize acid-base balance).

With the permission of the doctor, you can use the recipes of traditional medicine. Acceptance of chamomile and sage decoctions soothes the sensitive digestive system, has an antibacterial effect. You can make a mixture of honey and dried ginger root powder and offer it to your child every 4-5 hours.

How to help the baby?

The best way to help children up to a year is to heat them with an oral dehydration solution. However, diarrhea is often associated with other symptoms that may cause the young mother to sound the alarm. Based on the condition of the infant, the treatment tactics are selected:

  • if the child looks sluggish and fever, you should give him drugs based on ibuprofen, paracetamol,
  • In the first 3 days you should not get rid of digestive disorders with drugs that can stop it ("Stopdiar" and others), the body can cope on its own,
  • with concomitant rhinitis, vasoconstrictor drops recommended by the physician should be used (for more details see the article: how to treat rhinitis in cutting teeth?),
  • in case of irritation of the baby’s skin due to liquid stool, it is necessary to protect the epidermis with panthenol cream,
  • if gums itch, you need to buy a teether,
  • you should not give the child crackers and other solid foods (the baby can choke on a randomly broken off piece),
  • by the type of feces it is not always possible to immediately recognize the pathology, with the exception of impurities of blood and mucus,
  • green stool should alert, however, it can also be a normal variant if foods high in iron were present in the baby’s diet (for more details, see the article: normal and healthy baby’s stools).

Opinion of Dr. Komarovsky

Dr. Komarovsky considers it necessary to treat indigestion when it lasts more than 3 days. During this period, milk teeth go out, and diarrhea gradually subsides. Do not hesitate with treatment and in abnormal cases:

  • vomiting joins the disorder,
  • frothy stools, blood or mucus in the feces (we recommend reading: symptoms and treatment of foamy feces in a child),
  • green diarrhea (more in the article: what to do if the child has green diarrhea?),
  • there is severe dehydration due to diarrhea,
  • there is increased salivation, the addition of a cold, irritability, lack of appetite.

Treatment tactics

The first stage of getting rid of diarrhea in a child is the restoration of deficiency of water and salt (see also: how to feed a child with diarrhea and other disorders?). Therapy stretches for 4-6 hours, during which the baby is sealed with a solution of salts and glucose. With mild dehydration and the absence of vomiting, initially the baby needs to drink 200-800 ml. fluid. A child weighing up to 6 kg. 200-400 ml is enough, weighing from 6 kg. - 600-800 ml. Liquid is given in small portions with an interval of 5-15 minutes.

The second stage involves further compensation for fluid loss, if the digestive upset persists. With a slight dehydration, the baby needs an additional 50 ml. water per 1 kg. weight, with a strong - 100 ml. For example, a baby with a mild dehydration weighing 5 kg. 400 ml should be taken within 6 hours. solution "Regidron", and then another 300 ml. in 6 hours. The scheme is used to normalize the stool.


Digestion disorder during teething is easy to prevent. This will avoid dehydration, abandoning walks, and keep the baby healthy. In the period when teeth are being cut, pediatricians recommend parents:

  • познакомиться с видео на эту тему личной гигиены, соблюдать чистоту рук, дезинфицировать вещи, окружающие ребенка,
  • кормящей маме избегать введения в рацион новых продуктов,
  • использовать прорезыватели и облегчающие боль гели,
  • отложить введение нового прикорма,
  • Do not insist when the baby refuses to lure - it is better to offer him the breast or the usual mixture.

Simple measures minimize the risk of indigestion in a child during the period of teething, facilitate his condition, if diarrhea cannot be avoided. Any dyspeptic disorder is a reason to show the child to the doctor. Only a specialist will determine the correct cause and prescribe a therapy that will help to recover without complications.