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How to Get Rid of Thrush in Infants

Learn how to get rid of an infant's thrush from parenting coach Tammy Gold in this Howcast baby care video.

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Thrush is similar to a yeast type infection in a baby or a fungal infection. The area that a baby can get thrush is usually around their mouth and sometime in their diaper area. You can recognize this because it’s raised bumps, and sometimes the bumps have a white tinge to the top of them. If you notice this around their mouth, inside their lips or gums, in their diaper area or on folds of their skin, you would want to contact your doctor, and have them seen immediately, because only your doctor or dermatologist can accurately diagnose thrush. If they are diagnosed, you may be prescribed a prescription cream that’s anti-fungal to cure what’s going on. The way they get thrush is that in moist environments yeast can grow. And if they suck on a bottle too long, or there’s moisture trapped inside a pacifier, or there’s moisture trapped in a diaper area, thrush can develop. If this happens, you want to make sure that you sterilize all of the bottles, the pacifiers, and try to air these areas out as much as possible. Your doctor should give you the cream and the direction to help fix the situation as soon as possible.

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