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Oral Thrush in Babies

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Oral thrush is a fungal infection, results from an overgrowth of a fungus called candida albicans. White patches/ spots of fungus appear anywhere in baby’s mouth.  Oral thrush is painful and makes it hard to eat but not considered contagious. Thrush in infants is relatively common. But it becomes the cause for concern, unless it starts interfering with the child’s eating habits or if they keep losing weight.

Causes of thrush

It may occur if the baby taking antibiotics or a breastfeeding mother taking antibiotics. Babies can also infect the nipples of breastfeeding mothers that known as nipple thrush.

It causes the pain in both nipples and breasts after feeds, having previously had no pain after feeding. The pain could be severe and remains for up to an hour after every feed.

On the other hand, mothers may develop an infection on their nipples while taking antibiotics or steroids and transfer the infection to their babies while breastfeeding.

To prevent thrush:

  1. Sterilise dummies/pacifiers and toys regularly that your baby puts in their mouth.
  2. Sterilise bottles and other feeding equipment regularly.
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly after and before changing your baby's nappy.

Oral thrush in babies is generally not very harmful, but you should talk to Best Pediatrician in Noida.  At Kaashvi Medident, the paediatrician may prescribe antifungal medication for your baby. It’s best if both you and your baby get treated. Dr. Vipin Jain is providing the cutting edge treatment for your infant with Vaccination Discounts in Noida.

Medical profession is not only sickness oriented, we can help you in prevention of numerous infections/disorders.

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