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I understand getting oral thrush is not too common at 22 months. Daughter has it again, first time at 7 months. Is this indicative of autoimmune prob?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not likely

Getting two episodes 15 months apart is not alarming.
Try giving the child some water to drink after feeding and if possible brush the tongue at bedtime. Oral thrush is not an autoimmune disease.

In brief: Not likely

Getting two episodes 15 months apart is not alarming.
Try giving the child some water to drink after feeding and if possible brush the tongue at bedtime. Oral thrush is not an autoimmune disease.
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Martin Raff
Agree with Dr. Levine that oral candidiasis (thrush) is not an autoimmune disease, but patients with immune dysfunction can manifest this by developing thrush, although this is almost always in adults, unresponsive to standard therapy, and quite severe. Dr. Levine puts this right into context when she points out the 15 month period between outbreaks.
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