Thrush is an infectious disease of oral mucosa caused by a mould, Candida albicans. The main cause of this disease is infants and young children. Their mouths are often covered with white substances, with the shape of “goose mouth”, so they are often called “thrush”. If a child has this disease, it is mainly caused by unsanitary nipples and eating utensils, which causes mold to invade the oral mucosa. In addition, children who take antibiotics for a long time are also prone to the disease. Let’s talk about how to care for thrush.
First of all, thrush is relatively easy to treat. After mixing the powder of nystatin and cod liver oil drops, smear it on the wound, remember to take the medicine every 4 hours, the curative effect is very significant. Sometimes the effect of 1% gentian violet coating is good, but after the treatment, the surrounding of lips will be dyed, affecting observation, and will pollute clothes, so it is rarely used in clinical.
Second, in addition to taking medicine on time, remember to clean every day. You can prepare some medical cotton swabs, dip them in some baking soda, and gently clean the wound. Cleaning time can be in the baby’s sleep, so the cleaning effect will be better. Three to four times a day.
In addition, the mother should clean the nipple before feeding, and the bottle and nipple should be sterilized with boiling water regularly, so as to ensure that the baby is clean when feeding. It is very necessary to pay attention to these so as to avoid infection of the baby’s wound.
During the treatment, it’s better to feed the baby with medicine after eating for a period of time, so as to avoid vomiting of the baby. In addition, thrush is easy to recur, so after the symptoms disappear, you should stick to taking medicine for a period of time to avoid recurrences.