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16. Picture of Baby Yeast Infections

Picture of Baby Yeast Infections
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A yeast infection that affects the lips and tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, is called thrush. Anyone at any age can get thrush, but it most commonly occurs in infants and older adults.

In infants, patches of thrush may be mistaken for formula or milk as they have a whitish, cottage-cheese like appearance. It is not advisable to touch or try to wipe away the lesions because it may make the areas red and tender. Babies who have thrush may be cranky and refuse to eat.

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Text Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis”

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