Overcoming White Spots Due To Fungus In The Baby’s Mouth That Never Goes Away?
Doctor, my baby is 4 months old since he was 1 month old, he has moldy tongue, I have brought it many times to the pediatrician and given fungal medicine (nymiko, nystatin, etc.) I have tried everything, but my baby has never recovered his tongue, but now my palate it goes white and there are small spots like canker sores, what’s the solution, what medicine should I try again? Please answer yes, thank you
Hello Ms. Syifazkia! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
The infection in the mouth area that you mean is caused by the fungus Candida sp. Candida actually can normally be found in the mouth, but in small amounts and not dangerous. However, if the growth soars, so that the number becomes very large, it can cause white spots and mouth ulcers. This can occur in infants because the baby's body's defense system is still low. In addition, inappropriate use of antibiotics can also cause the growth of Candida. In addition to the Candida fungus, there are many good bacteria in the mouth. These good bacteria participate in controlling the amount of Candida in the mouth. If you ever give antibiotics incorrectly to your baby, the good bacteria will die, so the growth of Candida will increase. Apart from babies, antibiotics taken by mothers can also have an effect. You also have to pay attention, whether antifungals previously given by your child's specialist doctor are given correctly. The antifungal should be given until 2 days after all the white spots have disappeared. If after 7 days of antifungal use in the mouth patches are still settled, you should bring your baby back to the same doctor to be re-examined. Inappropriate use of antifungals can cause Candida in your baby's mouth to become resistant to antifungals. That is, Candida in his mouth no longer dies by giving antifungals. In addition to giving antifungals, you should also pay attention to all the toys that your children play. All toys must be cleaned and sterilized properly because at this time, babies will often put toys in their mouths. If the toys are contaminated, the baby's mouth can also become infected, including Candida infections. If the baby is given to drink through a bottle, the bottle must be properly sterilized, especially the pacifier. Mothers must use boiling water in the process. Mothers can also try to use a toothbrush specially made for babies to clean up the remaining milk given to the baby. Make sure this brush is cleaned and sterilized after use.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.