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Infant thrush, how to treat it?

Infant thrush, how to treat it?

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Funny little white spots line the tongue, the inside of the cheeks and even the gums of your baby. It seems to bother him because he starts crying as soon as he sucks the breast, the bottle or his pacifier ... He may be suffering from candidiasis, lily of the valley.

What is lily of the valley?

  • It is a candidiasis, a disease due to a yeast, a microscopic mushroom: the Candida albicans.Present in our body, this element contributes to the balance of our digestive system. On the other hand, when the presence of Candida albicans is excessive, it triggers an imbalance of the intestinal flora and can cause an infection.
  • The lily of the valley appears mainly by the presence of small white spots, such as a coating resembling white cheese in the mouth, on the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the palate, the gums.
  • The crying of a baby when he is breastfeeding, bottle feeding or nipple can be a sign of appeal and must evoke a lily of the valley, especially if a whitish coating lines the inside of his mouth.
  • More rarely, thrush can contaminate the entire digestive system. It can cause diarrhea and redness around the genitals and anus.

How is lily of the valley transmitted?

  • During pregnancy, hormonal upheaval can disrupt the balance between different microorganisms and Candida albicans can develop excessively. This may also be the case after taking antibiotics.
  • Most frequently, it is during vaginal delivery that the baby may be contaminated.
  • It can be so if you breastfeed and you have thrush, because you take antibiotics. Similarly, if your child is forced to take antibiotics, he may develop thrush.

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