The fact that the newborn is shaking the lower lip, and what many consider a cause for concern, is in fact quite common. Moms and dads of every second child are worried about this, and in most cases, in vain.
Physiological tremor that occurs during crying, when frightened or in the phase of fast sleep is not considered pathology, and therefore does not need treatment. Such babies have enough mother's love and care to get stronger and get rid of the disturbing parents of the symptom.
As a rule, until the time when the baby is 3 months old, the tremor goes away. If the symptom remains and further, the doctor will recommend to help the child normally and actively develop with the help of simple procedures, which include swimming, medical massage, gymnastics for newborns.
As therapeutic water procedures, baths with herbal decoctions of soothing action are prescribed. For this purpose, use mint grass, lemon balm, valerian. The water should be warm and pleasant for the baby. This bathing is recommended to be done every other day.
Relaxing medical massage to the newborn can be done when he is 1 month old, even if the child has no alarming symptoms. Such a massage, including stroking, kneading, rubbing and vibration, is useful for many organs and systems of the child.
Massage procedures can be led both in a medical institution and at home. The doctor will show how to properly perform them, so as not to harm the child.
If the episodes of jitter in the lips and chin of the baby appear more often and become more pronounced, there is every reason to be worried and conduct a thorough examination of the baby. Treatment is carried out after an accurate diagnosis and degree of severity of pathology is established.
The main emphasis is on ensuring rest for the baby and performing oxygen therapy. This is justified if we take into account the fact that virtually all perinatal pathologies of the brain and the central nervous system, in which tremors of the lips, head and extremities are observed, are associated with hypoxia (oxygen starvation) in the child during pregnancy and childbirth.
If deficit conditions have been established, infusional introduction of drugs, replenishing the lack of vitamins and minerals (solutions of potassium, calcium, magnesium, ascorbic acid, glucose solution) is required for the baby. Such therapy helps to normalize the metabolism of nervous tissues, reduce their need for oxygen.
If an increased intracranial pressure is detected, the body is dehydrated, corticosteroids are used, spinal punctures are performed. For the removal of seizures, anticonvulsant drugs are used, permitted during the period of newborn. In addition, prescribe drugs that improve blood circulation of the brain, nootropics, angioprotectors, physical procedures (amplipulse and electrophoresis), osteopathic procedures, speech therapy.
Any medication and treatment procedures are prescribed by the doctor in accordance with the age of the small patient and the diagnosis made.