If your child develops an eruption cyst while teething, they may have some discomfort until the cyst resolves itself. If so, use the following two-step guide to treating your toddler's symptoms using natural ingredients.
Ingredients And Supplies You Will Need
To make the home remedy, you will need to gather the following supplies and ingredients. The ingredients can be found in natural health shops, pharmacies and some grocery stores.
- Small saucer
- Two tablespoons of cool water
- One teaspoon of sea salt
- Cotton swab
- Small glass of cool water
- Small plastic bowl with a lid
- One-quarter of a cup of cool water
- Eight drops of peppermint oil
- Six drops of chamomile essential oil
- A teething ring
The peppermint oil used in the second step also helps kill bacteria. It also reduces the inflammation and swelling around your child's cyst, as well as relieves the pain.
Step 1: Rub Your Child's Gum With Sea Salt Water
The first step in the home remedy is to cleanse and treat the eruption cyst and the surrounding area with sea salt water. This mixture is prepared by combining the salt and water in a small saucer. To improve the taste to make it easier for you to apply it to your child's gum, you can also add a couple of drops of peppermint oil.
After combining the ingredients, let the salt dissolve for about 15 minutes. Then, saturate the end of the cotton swab, and gently rub the salt water onto the cyst. Then, saturate the other end, and apply the liquid to the surrounding gum.
Let the treatment remain for about five minutes, then have your child rinse their mouth with cool water. Then, go on to the second step.
Step 2: Give Your Toddler A Cold Teething Ring Coated With Peppermint And Chamomile Oils
Once you have treated the cyst with the salt water, the next step is to give your toddler a teething ring coated with peppermint and chamomile essential oils to alleviate the pain and swelling. Placing the teething ring in the refrigerator to make it cold will also help with your child's symptoms.
Pour the quarter cup of water into the plastic bowl, and mix in the essential oils, thoroughly stirring after each drop to evenly disperse them. Place the teething ring in the liquid. If it is not completely submerged, add a little more water until the ring is covered. If this is required, add another drop each of the oils to maintain the concentration.
Place the lid on the bowl, and put it into the refrigerator for about an hour. Keeping a lid on the bowl while it is cooling helps keeps any stray bacteria in your refrigerator from contaminating the solution and the teething ring.
Once the hour has passed, remove the teething ring from the bowl, and shake off the excess water. Then, give the ring to your child, and have them use it for about 15 minutes. After they are finished with it, rinse off the ring, and return it to the bowl. The solution can be used one more time before it needs to be replaced.
Using the above home remedy twice a day should help relieve your toddler's pain and gum inflammation. However, if their symptoms become worse or do not go away, you may want to take your child to their pediatric dentist for further treatment options. For more teething tips, contact a clinic such as Apollo Dental Center.