When You Realize There's too Much Drool
Kids are bound to drool every once in a while and it is nothing to worry over. Still, when you notice they are drooling more than normal, determining the cause is the real way to treat the problem.
By the time a child is two, they should be able to have better motor control of their mouth and, for the most part, stop drooling.
Nonetheless, there are a number of reasons that could potentially delay this even early on and explain why your baby may appear be "a little too hydrated." Take a look at these common causes for possible reasons your baby may be drooling excessively:
Teething: Teething is not only a culprit that can cause drooling, it can also make the child feel pain. If your child seems to be crying more than usual and not sleeping or eating well, it is possible a painful teething experience occurring.
Sinus Infections and Allergies: Being sick can cause toddlers to drool more, especially because keeping the mouth is a secondary way to help them breath when the nasal airway is blocked.
Sore Throat: Most of us can agree that when we have a sore throat, it is difficult to swallow. It is the same scenario for kids, except they may take it to more of an extreme and not swallow. Chills, fever, and pain are the likely trio to arise.
Tonsillitis: It can develop as a complication of strep throat and should be something to look out for, but it is a stand-alone inflammation issue too that can increase the amount of drooling.
Peritonsillar Abscess: This is complication of tonsillitis where the infection (a collection of pus) begins to travel beyond the tonsils, infecting the mucosa and peritonsillar space by way of the salivary ducts.
Keeping Your Child as Comfortable as Possible
Once saliva is being produced by the masses, your child's cheeks and lips may be prone to sensitivity. This can cause the areas to become red and irritated contributing more to the sensation of pain. Allowing them to sleep in a pool of the wet secretions at night have the same effect.This can cause babies to cry even more as they attempt to wipe the drool away, potentionally injuring their skin in the process. A soft cloth or damp cloth is best wipe away the saliva throughout the day in these situations. It also helps to place an absorbent pad on the bed to draw up the excess moisture and change the sheets whenever possible during the night. If your baby is drooling
due to a sore throat, keeping a cool mist humidifier in the room can work wonders. Although they may not want to drink, it is important to keep your child hydrated by offering them cold water or diluted juice between meals. The cool drink is soothing to the throat.
Stop the Crazy Drooling
It is important to always monitor your little one to make sure the drooling does not indicate something worse that has to be evaluated by a professional if it does turn out to be a serious illness. When the excessive secretions are caused by less problematic issues such as teething and mild cold infections, it can be treated with remedies. Baltic Essentials Amber and Hazelwood can treat excessive drooling in babies naturally while providing other beneficial properties properties. Baltic Amber has amazing analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat pain and inflammation caused by infections, colds and allergies while reducing the redness and swelling. Hazelwood provides a calming effect that can help your child relax, boost the immune system, balance the pH of the body, and reduce the free radicals. The combination of Amber and Hazelwood allow your baby to feel better and relieve symptoms as it works within the body to heal the problem and end the drooling.