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.


  1. 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.
  2. Your doctor may need to evaluate and treat this problem.

For mouth injuries, see Teeth section.