An ulcer in the tongue in children: causes, treatment, prevention
As a rule, children do not always tell their parents that something bothers them, especially if the child is still very young. If the tongue is struck, the kid himself will let know about it with the help of crying, screaming, and also malnutrition. In order for jazvochki in the language and the sky not to lead to something bad, it is necessary to prevent the disease or at least to detect it at least in time.
Causes of ulcers
When the teeth begin to appear, it is likely that he simply scratched his tongue. Congenital defects, such as caries and malocclusion, can also provoke the appearance of ulcers. Sour foods, often added by parents to the baby's diet, are prohibited, because they are also pathogens. The causes of stomatitis in children can be completely different, it is difficult to call universal, especially since they are not fully understood. Ulcers will be located on the gums, the sky, the tongue, and can pass to the cheeks. Often they have yellow color (viral stomatitis) and white (simple stomatitis). There are sores due to herpes, problems with the intestines and digestive tract, lack of vitamins in the body. Ranks can have a bubble appearance; the disease proceeds with sudden heat and a smell from the mouth. When a child develops a dysbacteriosis, a sore in the tongue of the children testifies that the same is in the intestine itself.
Methods for treatment of ulcers in the oral cavity
Every parent should know that self-treatment is dangerous for a child's life. In no case can you look for information about the disease in some sources or listen to incompetent acquaintances and relatives. So you can only inflict irreparable harm on your child. From the above, it is necessary to make one single conclusion: if a sore is found on the tongue, only the physician should determine the causes and treatment. After conducting the necessary examination, a diagnosis will be made.
If it is a stomatitis, then special preparations and rinses are prescribed with calendula, chamomile. These herbs very well remove the inflammatory processes and contribute to the early healing of already existing sores. Of course, making a child rinse your mouth by yourself will be quite problematic, so it is recommended to use a syringe without a needle. The method is quite simple: the liquid is sprayed into the mouth, trying to get on the sores, then tell the child to spit out the water. This procedure must be repeated at least three times. When a doctor prescribes a healing ointment, after rinsing, treat affected areas. If new sores appear in the language, the causes and treatment were not set correctly or mistakes are made during processing. At once it is necessary to address to the doctor and to find out, in what the problem consists.
As a rule, with stomatitis and herpes the procedures are almost the same, but the drugs differ. For example, an ointment that contains acyclovir is used to treat herpes.
Do not forget that such sores can be an infectious disease. Therefore, it is recommended to provide the child with separate dishes that must be thoroughly sterilized after each meal.
Red sores in the tongue of the child
Red (at the tip of the tongue) sore suggests that the child has an infectious or inflammatory process in the body. It can be as the most common stomatitis, and herpes, glossitis, dermatosis. It should not be forgotten that wounds in the tongue can be an allergic reaction (usually for foods that have a bright red color).
At an infectious basis at the kid language hurts, he feels a dyscomfort, the raised salivation. As a result, the child refuses to eat, drink, talk, begins to be too capricious. Elevated temperature is another symptom.
Glossitis is accompanied by spots with white coating. Optionally, the child has inflammation in the body, since the disease can be provoked by some kind of hormonal disorders, intestinal problems or parasites. The disease in this case is easy and asymptomatic. To cure her, the doctor prescribes vitamins.
White sores and plaque in the tongue of the child
A white sore in the tongue of children appears with thrush. It is caused by a fungal infection in the body, as well as antibiotics. As a rule, the wounds are covered with white curdled mass, they have absolutely different sizes and are located in any places (in chaotic order).
The child, during the appearance of white sores, will torment an unpleasant sensation that causes anxiety. In no case should you remove the coating. If you do this at home and without professional skills, you can bring even more infections. Pediatricians in this disease recommend rinsing your mouth or treating the tongue with ordinary soda. If you relapse, you will have to drink a course of antifungal medicines.
Purulent ulcers in the tongue of the child
With a low level of body protection (weakened immunity), a sore tongue in children will testify to the development of stomatitis. If the wound is purulent with red edges, which are located both in the tongue and on the cheeks, then, without doubt, we can talk about stomatitis. Sour odor from the mouth is another symptom. Often this disease develops with improper personal hygiene. For effective treatment, it is worth taking vitamin A, and also treating the tongue with antiseptic medicines.
If stomatitis is not confirmed, then the cause of purulent ulcers are burns. These are chemical and thermal. The reason for this is completely banal: children learn the world through touch, so everything that they get, they taste. To follow parents in this situation is simply impossible. It is at this point that children can damage the shell of the mouth. In order to correctly prescribe the treatment and completely get rid of this problem, you will first have to understand what caused the burn. Blind treatment is not performed in such cases.
As a rule, an ulcer in the tongue of children indicates that hygienic rules have been violated. Here are some tips for parents to avoid such troubles.
Explain to the child that you can not take your hands in your mouth, especially dirty. Minimize communication with a sick child. Toys after a walk should be showered with boiling water. Teach your child to wash your hands more often.