Getting Rid of Thrush: Naturally and Quickly
Guest Post By Ashley Grimaldi
Oral thrush is a very common infection in infants that causes irritation in and around a baby’s mouth. It is caused by the overgrowth of the yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida albicans. Candida overgrowth can lead to vaginal (yeast) infections, diaper rashes, or oral thrush. Thrush can also develop on the nursing mother’s breasts. When a nursing baby has thrush, the mother and baby should both be treated to avoid continued transferring of the yeast from breast to mouth. Most people (including infants) naturally have Candida in their mouths and digestive tracts, which is considered normal growth. The amount is controlled by a healthy immune system and some “good” bacteria.