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What should I do about white spots on the inside of my baby's cheek?

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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Pediatrics

In brief: Thrush

This sounds like thrush, caused by a yeast.
Your doctor can prescribe some drops to clear this up.

In brief: Thrush

This sounds like thrush, caused by a yeast.
Your doctor can prescribe some drops to clear this up.
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics

In brief: Might be thrush

It might be thrush, a yeast infection that is very common in babies.
You'll need a prescription for an antifungal (anti-yeast) medicine from your doc. If it isn't thrush, it may be something else, in which case you should still have your baby's doc check - especially if the baby is fussy or not feeding well. (ps - if it wipes off easily, it may just be retained milk.).

In brief: Might be thrush

It might be thrush, a yeast infection that is very common in babies.
You'll need a prescription for an antifungal (anti-yeast) medicine from your doc. If it isn't thrush, it may be something else, in which case you should still have your baby's doc check - especially if the baby is fussy or not feeding well. (ps - if it wipes off easily, it may just be retained milk.).
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Thrush

White spots inside your baby's cheeks are usually a sign of a common condition known as thrush.
If the spots do not come off by simply wiping with a burp cloth, your pediatrician should examine your baby to determine if treatment is required. Thrush can become painful and bleed if not treated.

In brief: Thrush

White spots inside your baby's cheeks are usually a sign of a common condition known as thrush.
If the spots do not come off by simply wiping with a burp cloth, your pediatrician should examine your baby to determine if treatment is required. Thrush can become painful and bleed if not treated.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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