Thrush in the child’s mouth: what causes the disease, choose solutions and preparations for the treatment of fungus
Fungal infection is a common disease diagnosed in patients of all ages. Infants in the first year of life often develop candidal stomatitis – a lesion of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. The disease is not dangerous, but it causes discomfort to the baby and in the absence of competent treatment can cause complications. Consider how the thrush looks like in a child’s mouth, the methods of diagnosis and therapy.
The disease manifests itself as a white plaque or plaques on the mucous membranes of the mouth formed by the colonies of the microorganism Candida albicans, and can reach varying degrees of severity: from small spots to complete coverage of the mucous membrane with a milky film.
Due to the type of bacteria causing the disease, thrush has a second name – candidal stomatitis. Often, it is reduced to stomatitis, which is only true when clarifying the nature of the pathology, because the infection can be caused by other types of microorganisms.
Thrush is not always a consequence of infection. Fungi of the genus Candida are always present in the mouth of any person and, with a decrease in immunity, can begin to multiply actively, which leads to dysbiosis of the mucous membranes.