2nd October 2019

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Is oral thrush painful for babies?

Oral thrush in babies. Thrush is a common and usually harmless fungal infection in the mouth. It mostly affects children under two years of age. Symptoms of oral thrush can include one or more white spots or patches in and around the baby's mouth and tongue.

What causes mouth thrush?

Oral thrush occurs when a yeast infection develops on the inside of your mouth and on your tongue. This condition is also known as oral candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis, or, simply, thrush. The Candida albicans (C. albicans) fungus causes oral thrush. Oral thrush most often occurs in infants and toddlers.
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