Yeast, yeast everywhere!

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My little girl was getting what we thought was diaper rash (again). We started loading up on the cream, but it wasn't helping. I thought maybe it was a yeast infection, but the anti-fungal cream doesn't seem to be doing much good either. Also, a couple days ago, I noticed that her tongue was REALLY white. I had just given her a bottle, so I didn't think much of it. I left for work a little while later. I work an insane weekend shift at a factory, so I literally don't see my baby for 48 hours (she's usually sleeping when I leave for work in the morning and sleeping when I come home after midnite). Now I noticed today that her tongue is still really white. She hadn't had a bottle in a while, so I know it's not just formula stuck to her tongue. I tried brushing her tongue, but the white stuff won't budge. She doesn't seem to be in any pain (tongue or private area), but it looks horrible. Is there something I can do for her at home to take care of this? Or is this serious enough to call our doctor?

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Jena - posted on 02/05/2009

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I would call the doctor! I have a 7 month old girl. I know her tounge is white a lot from formula, but if you are sure it is not that it could be something serious. It sounds like it could be "Thrush". Which is a yeast infection of the mouth. It says one of the symptoms is a white, cottage cheese like appearance on the tounge/mouth. Check this website



http://www.medicinenet.com/thrush/articl...

Jena - posted on 02/05/2009

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I would call the doctor! I have a 7 month old girl. I know her tounge is white a lot from formula, but if you are sure it is not that it could be something serious. It sounds like it could be "Thrush". Which is a yeast infection of the mouth. It says one of the symptoms is a white, cottage cheese like appearance on the tounge/mouth. Check this website



http://www.medicinenet.com/thrush/articl...

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