Thrush in infants
Childhood Diseases / / August 12, 2017
Causes and prevention of thrush in infants
Thrush in the newborn (candidiasis) may appear in the first days after birth.Where it appears, if the child is not yet known antibiotics and was protected from the placenta inside the mother infection?Of course, no one disease does not arise out of nowhere.Thrush in the newborn girls in the vagina and mouth appears as a result of infection from her mother, who is the bearer of a fungal infection.At birth, the fetus is exposed to thrush infection through contact with the mucous membranes of the vagina and cervix mother.Therefore, many gynecologists prescribe their patients from yeast just before birth.However, it is best to do this during the planning of the child, because serious drugs against candidiasis during pregnancy is prohibited.
Thrush symptoms in newborns is pronounced.These include the following.
1. cheesy white discharge.
As a rule, they are located on the mucosa.In the mouth, they do not move to the inside of the cheeks or lips alone.Usually,the caseous rash if its clean cotton swab or clean finger, you can watch a little sore.Vagina cheesy discharge occur abundantly and easily removed when podmyvanii child.
cheesy white discharge and microcracks formed under them, causing itching, that with the progression of the disease is becoming stronger.Thrush in the mouth of the newborn develops rapidly.Very young children can not tell, so he often cries and tries to shove the cam in the mouth.
3. Change the color of the mucous membranes of the mouth and vagina.
Usually thrush in girls and boys are equally manifest in swelling and redness of the mouth or vagina.However, a similar phenomenon in the mouth, which is accompanied by high fever and no cheesy discharge, should not be confused with stomatitis, which is also common in infants.
4. Microscopic cracks in the mucosa.
This symptom can be attributed more to the girls - on the mucous surfaces of the external genitalia may appear microscopic cracks.Some of them are quite capable of a little bleeding.This is due to the fact that the flora thrush acidity increases.As a result, the mucous membrane becomes thin and has gaps in some places.
Usually, thrush in infants does not require treatment, ie antifungal drugs for oral use are not assigned.Enzymes in the intestines of infants not yet fully formed, so the reaction to the reception of these tablets will be negative.Usually, the doctor prescribes a topical treatment with anti-fungal solutions that are fast enough to relieve the itching within 1-1.5 days.However, be aware that the drugs can not cancel immediately after the child has calmed down, and cheesy discharge took place.The fungi Candida resistant enough and they can not be destroyed within 2-3 days of use for the local impact of the solution.It is therefore necessary to continue the course of treatment is as many days as prescribed by the doctor.Otherwise this disease in the future will still come back.
Prevention of yeast infection in newborns
1. Treatment of yeast infections in the mother during the child's planning, or just before birth.
2. Compliance with the rules of hygiene newborns: boiled bottles, pacifiers and toys, the pressed clothes.
3. Monitoring the levels of immunity, reduction of which can also trigger candidiasis.
4. Do not take antibiotics without control when there is no medical advice.Such protective agents can destroy bacteria flora of the mucous membranes, which become vulnerable to the emergence of Candida fungi.In addition, such a reaction to antibiotics can be maintained at the kid for life.
about how to treat a yeast infection in the newborn to get to know a pediatrician, rather than trying to cope with the disease folk methods.Of course, candidiasis is not lethal, and the disease may go through 14 days itself.But it would be better if you use it for the treatment of drugs from pharmacies rather than grass, collected in the field.Certainly, chamomile and yarrow have a positive effect for thrush.However, they will not have such a rapid effect, which is necessary for a newborn, to provide him with the normal food intake and restful sleep.