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Oral thrush (mouth thrush)


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Symptoms of oral thrush include white spots or patches on your tongue, inside your cheeks, and on your gums and throat.

Oral thrush is usually treated with an antifungal mouth gel from a pharmacy. See a GP if your baby is under 4 months and has signs of oral thrush.

You can lower the chances of getting oral thrush by taking care of your teeth and gums and by regularly sterilising your baby’s dummy and bottle.

Oral thrush is a fungal mouth infection that is common in babies and older people with dentures.

Page last reviewed: 05/06/2023
Next review due: 05/06/2026