Thrush is a fungal infection caused by white plaque on the mouth and tongue. Thrush is most common in infants and elderly, but it can occur at any age. Children with thrush are usually not serious. In infants, Candida causes thrush because the infant’s immune system is not strong enough to control yeast growth. Older people get thrush because their immune system can weaken with age. Some people take some drugs, such as antibiotics or inhaled glucocorticoids to treat thrush, which has some effect.
People with certain health problems, such as diabetes or HIV, are also more likely to get thrush. The most common symptom of thrush is sticking to the white plaque on the inside of the mouth and tongue. Baby, it is easy to mistake thrush, it looks like cheese or milk curd, pay attention to identification.
Don’t try to wipe the patches off, because you can make them red and painful. Some babies have thrush that they can think about and don’t want to eat. In most cases, doctors can diagnose thrush simply by looking at the white plaque. Your doctor will ask you about your health.
Thrush is usually treated with prescribed antifungal agents such as nystatin. In most cases, you will put the white plaque directly on the medicine. When a baby has thrush, yeast can cause diaper rash and thrush. Your doctor may prescribe nystatin cream or ointment in his or her diaper area.