Thrush

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.

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

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. For inclusivity, this guide uses "them" and "their."
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