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Thrush in children (thrush) – fungal infection of the mouth.

Modes of transmission: from the mother, from the staff of obstetrical institutions, through care items – poorly sterilized spoon, bottle, pacifier. Also candidiasis develops in children with lowered immunity, breach of microflora (with antibiotic therapy). Need time to consult a dermatologist and gynecologist, to assign appropriate treatment.

Clinical manifestations: white patches on the mucous membranes of the mouth – tongue, palate, inside the cheeks. Typically, these attacks bother the kid – as a result he may eat poorly or even refuse the breast altogether.

Treatment of thrush in children is important timely consultation pediatrician to set the exact diagnosis. Oral mucosa in a child is very delicate, vulnerable. If signs of yeast infection is recommended to treat the oral mucosa swab dipped in a 2% solution of baking soda (to 1 cup of boiled water at room temperature 1 teaspoon baking soda). The procedure must be repeated every 2-3 hours. You can also handle areas with raids Nystatin powder.

The success of treatment also depends largely on your compliance with the rules of hygiene: daily necessarily change the bra, iron the more carefully underwear iron, try to eliminate the use of synthetic gaskets to the chest. When powered avoid eating fatty foods and sweets, it is better to give preference to an all-natural product, rich in fiber, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.

When used in the care of your baby nipple or bottle, regularly thoroughly boil them in a solution of baking soda before each use. All these steps will help you and your child as soon as possible to get rid of the disease.

If a woman is breastfeeding, after each breast feeding should be washed with warm water, then process the nipple soda solution or infusion of herbs (eucalyptus, calendula, oak, chamomile). You can grease nipples 2% oil solution hlorofillipta. Also recommended lubrication nipples bioproducts (“Bifidok”, “Acidolact”, etc.). Before breast-feeding should also rinse well with warm water.

All these steps will help you and your child as soon as possible to get rid of the disease.

Please be aware that the normal immune system, thrush in infants is usually only up to 6 months, and then passes (unless, of course, to treat it). Thus, when the medicines do not give the desired effect, it is necessary to conduct a more detailed examination of the body toddler to prevent diseases of the immune system.

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