Fungal Infections On Baby’s Tongue?
, my child has a fungal infection on his tongue. How to deal with fungal infections that rub off on the mother’s nipples when breastfeeding?
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Previously, you need to make sure whether it is a fungal infection or just a thick grain of breast milk.
Generally, a mother tends to suspect that her child has an oral yeast infection or oral thrush when he sees white spots in the oral cavity. However, actually white spots in the baby's oral cavity can be the following conditions, namely:
1. Breast milk lumps, this is not a problem and need not worry, later spots or spots will clean themselves when the baby consumes heavy milk when the breast is full.
2. Fordyce spots, which are enlarged oil glands so that without small yellowish white spots. This condition also does not need to worry because it will disappear by itself as the baby gets older.
3. Oral thrush, namely candida albican fungal infections in the oral cavity and tongue.
Therefore, mothers should consult with the nearest doctor so that further examinations can be done. Your doctor will give you anti-fungal medication if you have a yeast infection. The doctor will choose a drug that is safe for nursing mothers.
Meanwhile, mom changes her underwear every time it is damp. Mothers can use a special foam to absorb milk from the breasts that come out while not nursing a baby. Every time you take a shower, pay attention to the breast and surrounding areas, especially in areas that are often damp folds, in those areas make sure you always clean it using soap and dry it until it is completely dry afterwards.
Thus hopefully useful.
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