How to treat oral fungus in children?

Treatment of oral thrush in children depends on a number of different factors such as the severity of the infection, age, symptoms, and the general health of the affected child. Here are some of the treatment methods used:

Watch and wait:
 Some cases of oral fungus in infants do not need treatment, especially mild ones, and may go away on their own within a few days or two weeks, so depending on the severity of the case, the doctor may advise only watching and waiting before prescribing any of the treatments. While older children need to use antifungals as soon as they have oral thrush, as will be explained in the article.

The period of infection with oral fungi in the absence of treatment may extend to up to 8 weeks in some cases, but in the case of treatment, the duration of infection may range between 4-5 days.

It is usually prescribed at the beginning of treatment, as miconazole works by killing fungal germs inside the child’s mouth, and it is in the form of a gel or gel, as the gel is placed in the mouth on the affected areas with a clean finger, taking care to follow the doctor’s instructions carefully, and put small quantities of medication to reduce the risk of choking.

It is used as an alternative to the gel in the event that miconazole is not effective in treating the condition of the affected child, or is not suitable for the child for some reason, and it is in the form of mouthwash or oral drops that are applied using an attached dropper, during which the drug is placed over the place of injury, and it is indicated the need to continue using it Take the medicine after the infection has gone away for two consecutive days.

Other treatments:
In severe cases of oral thrush infection in children, some of the following treatments may be prescribed:
Itraconazole and fluconazole may come in pill or syrup form.
Clotrimazole, which may be in the form of lozenges.

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