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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