If you think you may have
thrush but it has not been diagnosed, see the topic
Mouth Problems, Noninjury to evaluate your
Call your doctor today if you or your child has been
diagnosed with thrush and:
- You have symptoms that show the infection may
be spreading, such as white patches on the skin outside of the
- Your symptoms are getting worse or have not improved within
7 days of starting treatment.
Thrush in an infant's mouth can spread to the breast of the
nursing mother. This can cause nipple redness and pain. Contact your doctor if
you have redness and pain in the nipples in spite of home treatment or if you
have burning pain in the nipple area when you nurse. Your baby's mouth should
be examined to determine whether thrush is causing your symptoms.
If you have previously been diagnosed with
thrush and you believe you may have another thrush
infection, home treatment may help. Very mild cases of thrush may clear up
without medical treatment. Seek your doctor's advice if:
- Your symptoms are getting worse or are not
improving in spite of home treatment.
- Your symptoms recur
- You have
HIV infection, cancer, or another condition that
Who To See
The following health professionals can diagnose and treat
Other specialists may be required if other organs become
infected or other conditions develop. The type of specialist depends on the
organs affected and may include the following:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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