Let’s Talk About Thrush! Symptoms and Treatments

What is thrush?

Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth, caused by candida fungus. Stress and certain birth controls can also be a contributing factor.


Symptoms include creamy white, slightly raised lesions in the mouth. It can also infect the skin around nipples, which would be sore, red, itchy, dry, and possibly have shooting pains.


If thrush is suspected, a woman should get a prescription for Nystatin to be used on the baby, sterilize bottle nipples and pacifiers, and/or try acidophilus.

Treatment for mom would include acidophilus, breast milk, gentian violet, vinegar, Nystatin, Clortimazole, or Diflucan.

She should check with her health care provider or her baby’s pediatrician to see which treatment method is recommended for her particular case.

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