Learn about Thrush with Martin D. Fried MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Produced by DrMDK.com
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Learn about Thrush Male: A newborn’s digestive system is sort of like immature, it doesn’t have the balance between bacteria and fungi your calves are getting overgrowth and just called thrush, is that correct? Male: Thrush is a yeast infection and it’s part of the normal flora but when you have an imbalance you can get an overgrowth of yeast. Male: Is it difficult to get rid of thrush we find in our mouth or isn’t so difficult? Male: Providing that there’s no underlined immune problem that’s going to let the thrush perpetuate you could treat thrush with Nystatin. If it’s further down the esophagus they usually use ketoconazole of fluconazole. Male: Okay but it’s one of these things that if we kept the kid on nutritional—which has been added lately to the baby—so it’s helping a little bit. Male: Yes they’re adding a—
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