Thoracic tongue protrudes: a game or a symptom of a disease
The appearance in the family of a long-awaited child is always a joy. Each mother wants her baby not to be sick, was always happy and in a good mood. Sometimes at an early age the son or daughter begins to behave in a new way, and parents can not decide how to react, because this may simply be a new habit or symptom of a disease.
For example, many parents are alarmed when the little woman puts out his tongue. Some see this as simply pampering or playing the baby, while others view this behavior with caution.
Most often, this behavior can be observed in children older than two months. During this period, the little woman pokes out her tongue to observe the reaction of the parents: to see the smile or affection of mom and dad, or simply to attract attention. It can also be simple gymnastics, learning your abilities and even imitating adults.
To put out his tongue the kid should only during wakefulness. It is worth noting that in the norm it is mobile and tight. Do not scold the little girl for this innocuous occupation, over time, he will have new interests and more important "things."
The norm can be considered if the baby puts out the tongue, when his teeth are chopped. With his help, he feels and massages the swollen gums. Also at this time you can observe the baby's increased salivation.
A small child puts out his tongue when he wants to drink, in this way he asks Mama's milk. However, the cause may be pain in the tummy. In this case, the kid will be capricious and cry.
If this behavior is observed frequently during the day, it is worth looking into the baby's mouth and examining the tongue itself. Perhaps the cause is stomatitis, which externally manifests itself in the form of a white plaque.
"Pick up" the fungus that causes this disease, the kid can through any objects that he takes in the mouth: a nipple, a bottle, toys.
There are cases when the babe stick out his tongue, because he simply does not have enough room in his mouth. Usually everything comes back to normal in time. Such a defect is called macroglossia.
It is worth keeping an eye on parents if, in addition to sticking out their tongue, there are other changes in the behavior of the baby. For example, if a child has a low hoarse voice, then it is worth turning to the endocrinologist, as the cause may be a deficiency of thyroid function. The language in this situation looks sluggish and as if it constantly falls out of the mouth. If the disease is triggered, delays in development, both physical and mental, can begin.
Another reason that the baby is popping out the tongue may be increased intracranial pressure. With this diagnosis, head tilt and screams are additionally observed. In this case, it is better to contact the neurologist as soon as possible.
Fortunately, sticking out the tongue in most cases is just a new entertainment for the baby. But if the parents still doubt, then it is worth consulting with the pediatrician. After a thorough examination and passing the necessary tests, he will put an accurate diagnosis or confirm that all your fears were in vain, and the baby is completely healthy.