Thrush is a mouth infection caused by a type of fungus called Candida.
Milky white or yellow patches form on the tongue or inner cheeks.
These patches can be painful and may bleed. Thrush can also cause cracked skin in the corners of the mouth.
- Has taken antibiotics
- Uses inhaled corticosteroids, such as for asthma
- Uses a pacifier often
- Has a weak immune system
More severe cases are likely to be treated with liquid antifungal medicine.
- If your child uses a bottle or a pacifier, boil it for 5 to 10 minutes after each use.
- Wash drinking cups using warm water and soap after each use.