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Thrush . Yeast Infection. Signs. A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white slight raised bumps in your mouth, usually on your tongue or inner cheeks – but also sometimes on the roof of your mouth,gums,tonsils or back of the throat

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Thrush

Thrush

Yeast Infection


Signs

Signs

  • A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white slight raised bumps in your mouth, usually on your tongue or inner cheeks – but also sometimes on the roof of your mouth,gums,tonsils or back of the throat

  • Some mothers pass the infection back and forth with the child especially if breast feeding.


Symptoms

Symptoms

  • Pain or difficult time swallowing

  • Feeling the food gets stuck in the throat

  • Fever

  • Thrush can spread to other parts of the body including the lungs, liver and skin.

  • Some babies end up with a diaper yeast infection.


Bacterial

Bacterial

  • Thrush is a bacterial disease. They are many causes to this disease

  • Illness

  • Pregnancy

  • Smoking

  • Dentures

  • Most Common in babies and toddlers


Treatment

Treatment

  • Thrush usually clears up on its own in a couple of weeks.

  • Some doctors or pediatrician may be able to prescribe a oral fungal medication.

  • If so , you'll paint the medicene on the white patches.

  • Takes up to two weeks to clear


Prevention

Prevention

  • Practice good oral hygiene

  • Practice good hand washing

  • Replace toothbrush often.

  • Best to not let family members put fingers in babies mouth.

  • If bottle feeding , boil bottle and nipples

  • Wash hands before feeding the child.


Contagious

Contagious?

  • Yes!

  • If the mother has a yeast infection during birth , the child may be exposed to the bacteria and can get Thrush.

  • If the child has thrush and is breast feeding the mother may also get it around the nipple.


Vaccine

Vaccine ?

  • The fungus normally lives in the body and cannot be eliminated.

  • Therefore there is no vaccine for Thrush.

  • Best thing is to do to avoid is keeping a good immune system and a good oral hygiene.


Facts

Facts

  • Your dentist can diagnose thrush

  • people think thrush can also be caused by prolonged sucking on a bottle or pacifier

  • develop cracked skin in the corners of the mouth

  • may not feed well because their mouth feels sore


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