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My baby is teething and rubbing his tongue a lot could this be thrush?

My baby is teething and rubbing his tongue a lot could this be thrush?

White coating?: Do you see a thicker than normal white coating on your child's tongue or cheeks... If so, this may be thrush. Although babies tend to put everything in their mouth when teething. This might only be your child's way of dealing with teething. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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. ...Read more

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I get thrush on my tongue if i haven't brushed my teeth yet or if i haven't eaten in while.My mom says i was born with it.What is it and can I fix it?

I get thrush on my tongue if i haven't brushed my teeth yet or if i haven't eaten in while.My mom says i was born with it.What is it and can I fix it?

Tongue health: The skin on the tongue surface will turn grayish white as it ages & normal feeding activity tends to strip off the older cells & leave pinkish red new cells behind. Some foods will leave a whitish appearance when particles are trapped within the many tongue recesses & are often mistaken for thrush. If you have no sx other than a pale tongue, ignore it. ...Read more

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Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Misinformation: The internet is full of misinformation about silver fillings. If they wear away they do NOT cause bodily harm. Bacteria will not erode fillings. Mouthwash will not erode fillings. Thrush is caused by the Candida fungus (yeast), not by bacteria. Nystatin will not clean your teeth or remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay or gum disease. Please see your Dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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5 mos ago diagnosis h pylori. Tongue was painful & sore under white stuff. Never diagnosis as thrush & now have a veru sore spot on side tongue. Keeps rubbing tooth?

Candidasus: Even though you were never Dx wuth thrush mote that's what it was and it could be now. Everytime you are taking antibiotics fungal infection are likely to happen. To prevent this ypu can try yogurt or probiotics. If you di not find reliefe with this you may need a prescription to overcpme the candida albicans infection ...Read more

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My 3.5 mo baby is really fussing in every feed.Checkd with GP no thrush no ear infection.Teething maybe.Afraid shell associate feed wth being upset :(?

My 3.5 mo baby is really fussing in every feed.Checkd with GP no thrush no ear infection.Teething maybe.Afraid shell associate feed wth being upset :(?

Maybe diet related: Are you breast feeding? If so, has anything in your diet changed? If you're nursing watch your intake of dairy foods, chocolate, caffiene etc. She may also be uncomfortable if she's not having regular bowel movements. If she's gassy you should burp her more frequently and try some gas drops. ...Read more

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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.? Im 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.? Im 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. ...Read more

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10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots) and bad breath. From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?

10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots)  and bad breath.  From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?

Could Be Thrush: Frequently, thrush has a white coating over the tongue and if you wipe the tongue gently with a gauze, the classic red "spots" will show up. Either way, you need to have your son evaluated to determine what is causing this. Either a dentist or pediatrician can help you. ...Read more

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