Hi, I think my 8 month old ds has thrush. Yesterday while I was putting my son in his carseat, I noticed white patches in his mouth on his lip, on his inner cheeks, and on the back of his throat and of course I freaked out and told my husband to have a look. He said it was probably just milk, so he got a wet cloth and we gently wiped his mouth and it seemed to get better, or at least thats what i thought. Ok, so this morning I checked his mouth and it was worse. Poor thing it looks painful. It looks like cottage cheese patches, thats the only was I can really describe it.I researched it on the net and that's what it seems to be,thrush.These sort of things always happen on the weekend and I have no clue what to do. Do I boil all of his bottles and nipples? What else can I do. He is eating fine and seems to be himself.What is the treatment for an 8 month old with thrush? Please help, I am a worrier,and need some advice ladies. Thank you
Don't worry, it's just thrush. Milder forms of thrush usually go away on their own. Call his pediatrician on Monday and let them know his symptoms. He will probably call in a prescription for an oral antifungal solution.
It definetly helps to boil all nipples and pacifiers.
thanks for you response, I know I should relax but thats just me, I worry about everything. i'm boling his nipples and bottles right now. I guess I'll just call on Monday and see what his doctor says thanks again
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.