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What does it look like? Can a baby get it from putting an object in it's mouth that an infant with thrush had in it's mouth ?

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Asked by wonderer16 at 8:43 PM on Jul. 16, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • its white bumps on teh side of the cheeks that DONT rub off

    im not sure if they can contact it that way...

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 9:03 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • It's white patches on the inside of the cheeks and on the tounge. Think of making a paste of baking soda and water and then smearing than on in patches. That's about what it looks like - like something you should be able to wipe off but can't.

    Yes, it can be caught that way. It's just a yeast infection and yeast can certainly be passed from person to person.

    If he hasn't had it before take him in to be sure. The doctor may give you a prescription for Nystatin (less than $10) or may tell you to use Gentitian Violet (also less than $10).

    Answer by kaycee14 at 9:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • kaycee....

    where the heck are you getting your presctiptions?

    my 6 week old had thrush and his nystatin liquid was over $60.. thank goodness for insurance!

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 9:27 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Holy cow! I got mine at Target. I think it was in their special list of super cheap drugs. Walmart has a list like that too.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:50 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth and almost every baby gets it at one point. Go to the doc and they will give a prescription for meds to get rid of it.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:00 AM on Jul. 17, 2009


    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:28 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • It is not normal and not that many babies get it if their immune systems are kept in good shape (breastfeed etc.). That being said my second did get it and we went through three rounds of Nystatin ($10 at Wal-Mart) and I finally called the lactation consultant who suggested genetian violet. It made a mess, but it worked great. If you are nursing you need to be treated too even if you don't have symptoms.

    Answer by aeneva at 2:37 PM on Jul. 18, 2009

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