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Did my newborn get thrush from antibiotics they gave him?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Thrush is candida in the mouth.
Babies who have been given antibiotics are more prone to develop thrush. Another way babies can get it is if mom has candida around her nipples and she is breastfeeding. Often it can be asymptomatic in moms.

In brief: Possible

Thrush is candida in the mouth.
Babies who have been given antibiotics are more prone to develop thrush. Another way babies can get it is if mom has candida around her nipples and she is breastfeeding. Often it can be asymptomatic in moms.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Thrush comes fm envt

Thrush germs are around us everywhere & get in on fingers.
They like the environment in the mouth because babies feed so often the sugar they need to reproduce is readily available. Antibiotics taken by baby may kill germs in the mouth that would compete for the sugar, allowing the yeast extra food, but the abx doesn't cause the thrush, it just created a vacancy yeast could fill.

In brief: Thrush comes fm envt

Thrush germs are around us everywhere & get in on fingers.
They like the environment in the mouth because babies feed so often the sugar they need to reproduce is readily available. Antibiotics taken by baby may kill germs in the mouth that would compete for the sugar, allowing the yeast extra food, but the abx doesn't cause the thrush, it just created a vacancy yeast could fill.
Dr. James Ferguson
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