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How does New Born catch Thrush?

He/she can catch it by unclean bottles, germs, pacifiers, and people giving he/she kisses!!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:21 PM on Oct. 29, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • so what part of the question are you wanting an answer to? I'm answered your own question LOL

    Answer by flutterfae at 9:23 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • you answered your own question!!

    Answer by SAHMinIL at 9:23 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • lol im with flutterfae on that one... u did answer ur own question

    Answer by chrstny88 at 9:24 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • Well, sort of. But thrush is just yeast, and everybody has yeast in their bodies, even newborn babies. So if conditions are right for yeast to thrive, that baby will end up with thrush no matter how clean their bottles are. My son and I ended up with thrush when he was a few weeks old and it was because I got a nipple infection and used an antibiotic ointment. The antibiotic killed off good bacteria, allowing the yeast to thrive. Being germy or unclean had nothing to do with it.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 9:25 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • Candidiasis, commonly called yeast infection or thrush, is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the Candida species, of which Candida albicans is the most common.[1][2]

    Candidiasis encompasses infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases. Candida infections of the latter category are also referred to as candidemia and are usually confined to severely immunocompromised persons, such as cancer, transplant, and AIDS patients.

    Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are however common in many human populations.[2][3][4] While clearly attributable to the presence of the opportunistic pathogens of the genus Candida, candidiasis describes a number of different disease syndromes that often differ in their causes and outcomes.[2][3]

    Answer by vakatia at 9:27 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

  • Yes a baby can get thrush at any time in there life. Some are born with it. That is what I was told by the doc. You should boil the bottles, pacifiers. Kids get it from changes in the body. So it is normal. but take care of it right away. There is a purple dye to take care of it you can get it at Walgreens. it is called gentian violet. you can get the .1 % Good luck

    Answer by MommyTessier at 9:30 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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