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When To Call a Doctor
If you think you may have thrush but it has not been diagnosed, see the topic Mouth Problems, Noninjury to evaluate your symptoms.
Call your doctor today if you or your child has been diagnosed with thrush and:
Thrush in an infant's mouth can spread to the breast of the nursing mother. This can cause nipple redness and pain. Contact your doctor if you have redness and pain in the nipples in spite of home treatment or if you have burning pain in the nipple area when you nurse. Your doctor will likely examine your baby's mouth to find out whether thrush is causing your symptoms.
If you have previously been diagnosed with thrush and you believe you may have another thrush infection, home treatment may help. Very mild cases of thrush may clear up without medical treatment. Talk to your doctor if:
Who to see
The following health professionals can diagnose and treat thrush:
Other specialists may be required if other organs become infected or other conditions develop. The type of specialist depends on the organs affected and may include the following:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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