Thrush is caused by overgrowth of yeast on the mucous membranes of the mouth.


  • Thrush causes white patches that are difficult to wipe off.


  • See your pediatrician for a prescription for a medication called nystatin.
  • It is important to wash all bottle nipples, pacifiers, and toys your child puts in his mouth daily while he is being treated in order to keep it from coming back.
  • Gargling with salt water
  • Keeping the back of the throat moist by using a throat lozenge

Make an appointment to see your pediatrician if:

  • If you think your child may have thrush, you will need to see your pediatrician to receive the prescription medication called nystatin.

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