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Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne.

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Oral thrush: A baby usually gets oral thrush from passing thru the birth canal of an infected mother.

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Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections.

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What can be used on 7month old babies face for thrush?

What can be used on 7month old babies face for thrush?

Thrush: Babies usually get thrush in their mouth, so when you say face, make sure you see her pediatrician to get a diagnosis on the rash.

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Does it ever happen that a dog licking a 6 week old babies face causes oral thrush in the baby.?

Does it ever happen that a dog licking a 6 week old babies face causes oral thrush in the baby.?

Not likely: While dog bites are problematic for infections, licking is not usually associated with oral or skin infections.

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When do babies outgrow thrush, baby 17 weeks on nystatin since 2 months, and she still has some thrush. Been using vinegar solution?

When do babies outgrow thrush, baby 17 weeks on nystatin since 2 months, and she still has some thrush. Been using vinegar solution?

Should have resolved: If Nystatin oral suspension was given at appropriate dose (1-2 ml four times daily) then must consider: 1. Incorrect diagnosis 2. Re infection from someone else 3. Underlying health problem eg immunity problems if not already done, child should be re evaluated by her pediatrician and or dermatologist.

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How do I know if my baby has thrush?

How do I know if my baby has thrush?

See your doctor: There is usually a white exudate on the tongue, gums, palate of the mouth which is difficult to remove. However, for verification see your child's pediatrician.

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Can baby's get thrush from expressed milk?

Can baby's get thrush from expressed milk?

Not exactly...: Young babies can get thrush, which is just an overgrowth of candida yeast. Candida is a normal part of us, and grows on our bodies (on every one of us). Young babies' bodies are more prone to getting an overgrowth of Candida... but are not truly getting thrush from their milk, regardless of whether or not they are getting Candida from their milk.

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If my baby had oral thrush at the time of a buccal swab paternity test. Could it produce a false negative result?

Possibly: Although doubt it will have much influence on the test, wait for the results and if they are equivocal in any way have it repeated.

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Can a baby die from thrush?

No: Thrush is yeast infection on the lining of your oral cavity and tongue. In an otherwise healthy baby, thrush is not a serious condition. How ever the child may need treatment with some anti fungal medications.

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How do you know if a baby has thrush?

How do you know if a baby has thrush?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth and throat. It is presented by white areas - tiny spots to bigger patches especially on the cheeks, roof of mouth and tongue. Oftentimes, it is associated with a diaper rash.

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What can I do for a baby with thrush?

What can I do for a baby with thrush?

Rx Meds: For infants with oral thrush we usually prescribe a suspension of an anti yeast medicine called nystatin. This kills the yeast on contact like a weed killer, so applying it to the areas with a q-tip can speed the fix. An old time remedy has been gentian violet, but it is exceedingly messy & I had one kid develop airway complications after home use so I don't recommend it.

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Is it normal for a baby to get thrush more than once?

Is it normal for a baby to get thrush more than once?

Recurrent thrush: It can happen. Make sure you sterilize the baby's bottle and nipples after washing the bottles with soap and water. If you are breast feeding make sure you wash your breasts with soap and water before and after each feeding. If you are breast feeding and you have a rash or your breasts are itching, consult your doctor. You may to apply medication to your breasts.

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What can be done for a baby that won't eat and has thrush?

Treat the thrush: Thrush can cause a stinging and burning in the mouth, so before the baby is going to eat, you need to treat the underlying fungal infection. See the baby's pediatrician for an anti-fungal medication to apply in the mouth.

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If a baby has oral thrush bad should we wait to have a DNA test why or why not?

If a baby has oral thrush bad should we wait to have a DNA test why or why not?

Not related: Oral thrush is fungal infection which needs to be treated with Nystatin solution. Dna test has nothing to do with it. You shouldn't wait for dna result to start the treatment.

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If I had thrush as a premature baby what does that mean? What is thrush? And how do I know if I still have it or if it came back?

If I had thrush as a premature baby what does that mean? What is thrush? And how do I know if I still have it or if it came back?

Thrush: This is a yeast infection on the mucous membranes inside your mouth. It is not uncommon in infants, perhaps more-so in premies. The organisms lives in all of our intestinal tracts and produces infection when the conditions are right for it. Antibiotic use, diabetes, steroids, immune deficits, etc. All may tend to promote it, but rather than thrush you're more likely to get vaginitis.

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How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out? Could that be a sign.? I'm just scared he got thrush.

How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out? Could that be a sign.? I'm just scared he got thrush.

Oral thrush?: Thrush is common in infants and occurs because the immune system needs to mature. On examination, the baby will have white plaque like lesions on the inner cheeks, roof of mouth, or on gums. The whitish material isn't easy to remove with a wet cloth. If you are breastfeeding, the infection can transfer to the mother's breast causing a tingling feeling or discomfort. Seek medical attention.

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I have oral thrush and my baby does not have oral thrush; can I still give her my breastmilk; will it transfer through my breastmilk to her?

Absolutely breast: Oral thrush cannot transfer through to your baby, so you are fine there. Many women with oral thrush, however, develop yeast elsewhere, so be attentive to your nipples/areolas. If they are tender, cracked or bleeding may also have yeast there. If so, use the same medicine if you are on the liquid med for your thrush and paint your nipples with it. This is safe to do as you continue breast feeding!

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