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Oral thrush in babies

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Introduction
Find everything you need to know about oral thrush in babies, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
Symptoms of oral thrush in babies
Read NHS information about symptoms of oral thrush in babies, which can include one or more white spots or patches in and around the baby's mouth.
Causes of oral thrush in babies
Read NHS information about the causes of oral thrush in babies, which is caused by a yeast fungus called candida albicans. Healthy people have this fungus in their mouths and it does not normally cause problems.
Treating oral thrush in babies
Read about treatment for oral thrush infections in babies, which includes antifungal medicine such as nystatin and miconazole.
Diagnosing oral thrush in babies
Your GP will look in your baby's mouth and will be able to diagnose oral thrush based on the visible symptoms.Taking swabs does not help with diagnosis as
Preventing oral thrush in babies
In most cases, there is no known cause for oral thrush infections in babies. Some doctors suggest that the steps below may help to prevent infection: If