28 May, 2009

Thrush: Oral candida

                           White small patches are visible in tongue (see photo) and 
                            inside of cheek (not shown) in baby.

                                   Phase-contrast microscopic image of Candida albicans.
Thrush (oral candidiasis) is a condition which an overgrowth of a yeast in 
a baby's mouth. This yeast (candida albicans) normally lives in human skin. 
mouth, intestines. It thrives in moist, warm environments. 

Treatment:  1) 0.2%  
methylrosaniline chloride(gentian violet B.
                   2)    0.02% miconazole oral gel

any questions:  write to Keiji Hagiwara, MD