Biological properties of saliva
It children's saliva is fiercely protective of the small body from various infections, especially when the baby starts all that has got to pull in your mouth, lick everything, despite the non-sterility of items. In such situations saliva performs a bactericidal property.
The salivary glands create in the mouth of infants and adults comfortable balancing the moisture level that contributes to the efficient chewing of food. In the biological composition of salivary secretions contain a special enzyme that promotes the breakdown of starch into sugar, which is good for quick digestion of food in the gastrointestinal tract.
Profuse drooling in children appear in the period of teething, they make a painful process less noticeable.
The baby often choking on saliva: what are the reasons?
Don't worry if abundant saliva does not create any discomfort to the child. But you should pay attention to the process, with colds, internal inflammation of the mouth. In recent times there are cases when the child simply choked with saliva. The reasons of such behavior of the organism scaring young parents, because the very nature of the occurrence of such condition of the child is often confusing and requires careful medical observation of the baby.
Excessive secretion of saliva in many cases is associated with certain abnormalities in the child's body. Crush saliva can occur in the breastfeeding baby, with wet cough, with abundant rhinitis and also in case of deviations of the swallowing reflex.
Many mothers face the problem of stop breathing if you crush the saliva of the child in the supine position, whereas in the vertical position all the symptoms of a crush are instantly.
For colds in the lungs, the child builds up saliva along with mucus, which he cannot cough up on their own because of their young age. A large amount of saliva down the throat, and the inside trying to get out the accumulated mucus that creates a blockage of the airway, causing the child simply can not physically breathe, it is necessary to carefully monitor the airway, the child suddenly choked.
Many children can be violated swallowing reflex, feeding the child is unable to swallow large quantity of mother's milk, leading to a stampede by food and released during the feeding saliva. Such children should be fed steadily, in small portions. The defect is often the child grows to 2-3 years.
If the crush of saliva is constant, and the child turns blue, is urgently needed thorough medical examination.
Advice 2: Why drooling in infants
The first months of baby's life is full of discoveries. Each day the child is changing – yesterday he just looked around with exaggerated seriousness, and today he is smiling and clearly recognizes mom and dad. Some changes in behavior and condition of the baby can alert parents if they don't know their reasons. One of these could be strong salivation, usually starting from kids on the second or third month of life.
Why is the baby drooling?
The first cause salivation in infants – the natural increase of the secretory activity of salivary glands. In newborns, they do not work in full force, saliva in very young children tough, and stands out a bit.
Approximately six weeks the glands in your mouth begin to function more intensively. To swallow abundantly released liquid child it is not time, so the saliva drains out. Soon the mechanism of regulation of salivation becomes more Mature, and the problem is solved.
Later the child begins teething. The first teeth also accompanied by increased flow of saliva. Because of the itching in the gums the child pulls in a mouth handles different objects, which further irritates the mucous membrane of the mouth and stimulates the activity of the salivary glands.
Usually with the appearance of the first tooth saliva becomes much smaller.
It is impossible not to take into account the bactericidal properties of saliva in the baby's mouth gets a lot of bacteria from the skin, teethers, rattles, and other objects, the organism seeks to protect itself from pathogens, literally washing them with the mucosa.
Much less active salivation is the result of any disease – most often it is allergies, viral infection or Central nervous system. In such cases there are usually other symptoms – nasal discharge when allergies and infections, impaired reflexes in diseases of the nervous system.
What to do with increased salivation?
Since infants are not yet able to care for themselves, parents have to monitor closely the condition of the child and regularly wiped dry his mouth and chin, flowing down to the saliva does not irritate the skin.
If you are still around the lips appeared redness and peeling, get rid of them will help the ointments and creams with panthenol soothe irritation and stimulate skin regeneration.
Saliva can drip on clothes, soaking the fabric. So under clothes because of this not had any irritation, best time for the child to wear "bibs" - collars with waterproof lining.
The kid can dream to choke on saliva and cough this is a cough is not a symptom of disease and not a health hazard. If the cough continues and day, accompanied by fever – it is necessary to show the child's pediatrician to rule out infection.
If the child is teething, massage his gums with your finger wrapped with a piece of sterile bandage or apply a special gel that will relieve itching and pain, reduce the flow of saliva.