Thrush

Thrush is a yeast infection in your child's mouth.

The main symptom of thrush is a white, cheese-like coating inside your child's mouth.

A medicine, prescribed by your health care provider, should clear the symptoms in 7 to 14 days.

Related resources

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Reviewed By: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic
First Published: 02/01/2010
Last Reviewed: 01/01/2016

Tip
If your baby bottle feeds or uses a pacifier, boil the items for 10 minutes each day.