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how do i know my baby has thrush??how do babies get it??please no rude comments....thanks

how can i get rid of it???i think my baby has this becuas her mouth is really white and i try cleaning it and her lips are white...it looks like its from the formula milk....shes 3 months....

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starz16

Asked by starz16 at 11:43 PM on Oct. 11, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • if it's from the formula, it'll wipe off. take a moist wash cloth and try to rub it off of her mouth.

    Thrush is normally treated with a nystatin liquid that you get from your pediatrician.
    flutterfae

    Answer by flutterfae at 11:44 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • It can come from lot of things.... bacteria, fungus, etc. It's very common with babies. My son got it.

    You'll need to take your baby to the Doctor. The doctor will give you the meds you need for your baby that's the only way to "cure" it.
    SAHMinIL

    Answer by SAHMinIL at 11:45 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • well if you give them alittle water after every feeding that willhelp get id of it cause it rinses out there mouth and the docs say its a yeast infection but i was told that it was caused by all the formula and breas milk left in there mouth cause its thick so it coats there mouths so just give them alittle water after each feeding to rinse there mouth and that should help it clear up quicker
    MOMofONE120507

    Answer by MOMofONE120507 at 11:45 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • if a warm washrag won't get it off, then it's more than likely thrush. you can go to the doctor and get a prescription that will work after 2 weeks, or you can go to wal-greens (or any other pharmacy, although wal-mart doesn't have it, at least not the ones here) and get gentian violet. it turns their mouth purple, but it works in 3 days. the only catch is that it stains clothes, so make sure you have a bib on your baby, or clothes you don't care about. i used the gentian violet and it worked wonders!
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 11:46 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • oh, yeah, i should mention that the purple mouth doesn't stay forever! it goes away after a couple of days...
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 11:47 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • My son has thrush now ,it IS a yeast infection, the dr will give you liquid nystatin... like noted above. but it can become painful for the baby to swallow,...
    VictinaG

    Answer by VictinaG at 11:48 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • If that is what it is you may want to keep her bottle nipples well starilized until you get rid of it. And I don't mean just wash them. Boil them. This will help to make sure not to get it again.
    GFXMommy

    Answer by GFXMommy at 12:05 AM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • Thrush is a type of yeast infection. It can be identified by a white film on the tongue. It's often treated with a medicine called Nystantin (sorry, not sure how to spell it). My daughter had it, when she was young. After that, it turned into something called Hairy Tongue & her tongue turned GREEN!
    fulltimemom2007

    Answer by fulltimemom2007 at 1:22 AM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth. You just go to the Dr and get a scrip for it. If you're BF you need meds too. Watch for a diaper rash that's red raw and bumpy with lacy looking edges. It's a fungal rash and that needs prescription ointment, it's the same fungus and they tend to go together or one right after the other. Good luck! (Why would you get bashed for this question? It's not common knowledge for first timers!)
    shmorris56

    Answer by shmorris56 at 3:41 AM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • If you are breastfeeding, you will know it is thrush if your breast really hurts, like a piece of glass or razor blade inside of it. Sounds gross, but it really does feel like that; I read it was one of the symptoms and it's true. Nystatin works like a charm.
    MsGreenMama

    Answer by MsGreenMama at 5:11 AM on Oct. 12, 2008

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