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what causes thrush?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on May. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Its a yeast infection...of the mouth

    Candida albicans is a single-celled fungal organism that is widespread in our environment and normally lives harmlessly in the mouth, GI tract, skin and vagina. Under certain conditions (immature or weakened immune system, broken skin, hormonal changes, antibiotic or corticosteroid use, etc.) an overgrowth of candida can occur, leading to various forms of candidiasis, including oral thrush, yeast diaper rash, nipple/breast yeast, yeast vaginitis, and jock itch.

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 5:02 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Thrush is also a yeast infection of the nipple/breast. It can occur when you get small cracks in the skin of your nipple where the yeast can live and grow. It hurts! If you have it in your breast, then it is likely that the baby has it too, so both of you would be treated. When I had it, my baby didn't, but she was treated as a preventive measure.

    Answer by evwsquared at 5:24 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • my niece got it when her mom had a beer then breastfed because of the yeast in beer it is a yeast infection in the mouth due to inbalance in the mouth nystatin works for the butt rash your baby will get and i dont remember the name of the mouth drops

    Answer by lilmammaweisner at 9:39 PM on May. 11, 2009

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