What is Thrush?
Thrush is a yeast infection of young children which causes fever and white patches on the inner surface of the lips, gums and throat. It lasts a few days and can be uncomfortable for your child.
- Encourage fluids to ensure that your child stays well hydrated. Try to avoid carbonated beverages or fruit juices which will worsen discomfort. Milk, ice cream, pop-sickles and Jello are all good choices.
- Your doctor may need to evaluate and treat this problem.
For mouth injuries, see Teeth section.