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If your child has mild thrush, you may only need to clean bottle nipples and pacifiers regularly and massage the inside of your child's mouth with a clean moist cloth. If you breast-feed, dry your nipples after breast-feeding. And apply lanolin lotion, which may help relieve nipple soreness. Your doctor may also prescribe an antifungal medicine that you can put on your nipples.
If you develop thrush and have false teeth (dentures), it is important to clean your mouth and dentures every night.
To help reduce the discomfort of thrush in children and adults (but not newborns):
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