Babies often have thrush in their mouths, that is, candidal stomatitis. To reveal this is not too serious, but still requiring treatment of the disease, it is easy. The inner surface of the cheeks, sky and tongue are covered with a whitish bloom. These spots gradually increase in size, then merge. Through time, these lesions become painful enough, so the baby is difficult to suck and swallow milk.
Stomatitis in newborns is caused by yeast-like fungi, which are permanent inhabitants of the oral, vaginal, and intestinal mucosa. More often this fungal disease occurs in infants due to reduced immunity, as well as against antibiotics. Sometimes stomatitis occurs in premature babies in the first hours of life.
For several decades, mothers have been using borax in glycerin to treat children with stomatitis (the registered name is sodium tetraborate). This drug is used as an antiseptic, as it effectively removes the fungus from the mucous membrane. In addition, the borax with glycerin for children helps prevent its reappearance.
The simple method of using borax in glycerin, the efficacy and low cost of this drug explain its widespread use. Three to four times a day, the mouth of the baby should be carefully, but gently wipe with a cotton swab or bandage moistened with the drug. In two or three days you will notice improvements, and it will be easier for the baby to swallow. However, before using borax in glycerin, note that even after the disappearance of visible symptoms for a few more days, you should lubricate the oral mucosa to destroy all yeast fungi.
It is important to know
Today, discussions about the use of borax in glycerin for newborns are quite active. There is an opinion that this The drug solution is toxic and is not excreted from the body. In spite of this, many pediatricians continue to appoint borax in glycerin to babies. In addition, the borax in glycerin has the following contraindications: renal failure, individual intolerance, allergic reactions (rashes, itching, redness).
If you doubt the advisability of using sodium tetraborate, use the proven method by generations. Wipe several times a day with a sterile swab dipped in soda solution (one spoonful for a cup of boiled water), mouth crumbs after each feeding. Pay attention and hygiene of the child. Bottles and nipples are treated with a solution of boric acid (2%), and before use, water with boiling water.