Impact of socio-cultural practice of infant/young child gum lancing during teething.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Fever and diarrhea are among the common morbidities that do occur during infancy and are sometimes wrongly associated with teething by the community. Some societies practice gum lancing, ordinarily referred to as gum cutting, as a remedy for the "teething diarrhoea". These myths have a potential of giving false security with the belief that these… (More)

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