Oral Thrush in Babies

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The symptoms of oral thrush in babies are normally much less severe than the symptoms experienced in adults. These symptoms often include:

  • Patches of white or creamy coloured substance on the roof of their mouth, their gums, or on the inside of the cheeks
  • Slight clicking sounds whilst they are feeding
  • Nappy rash
  • Fussiness whilst feeding
  • A white or cream sheen to the saliva

Babies are not often bothered by bouts of oral thrush as it sometimes does not cause any discomfort at all. Most cases of oral thrush in babies actually clears itself up naturally after a few days. Although it is every new parent’s first instinct to panic when something is wrong with their child, oral thrush is extremely common in babies under two, and is nothing to worry about most of the time. However if the infection does not clear up within a week, it is recommended that you go and see your doctor. An appropriate treatment will be advised

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