Baby Ear, Nose & Throat Health : Causes & Effects of Oral Thrush in Infants

Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a common and usually harmless fungal infection in the mouth.

It mostly affects children under two years of age. It is very common in the first year of life and usually isn’t anything to worry about.

Symptoms of oral thrush can include one or more white spots or patches in and around the baby’s mouth and tongue.

These may look white or cream-coloured, like curd or cottage cheese. They can also join together to make larger plaques.

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