Mum Shares Photo Of Her Baby With A Purple Mouth And We Had NO Idea What it Was! Do You?
A TIKTOK video showing a baby with a purple mouth has gone viral after the mum joked her son ate a purple sharpie. However, she captioned the pic with “Only mums know what this actually is.” Now I’m a mum and had NO idea! Do you?
BUZZFEED reached out to Christel Holland, who is a San Diego–based mum of a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. She explained that a few years ago she took her daughter to the doctor after discovering the inside off her mouth was coated in a thick white substance. “At first I thought maybe her tongue was just coated from her formula, but I noticed it got thicker and it would still be on her tongue for hours after a bottle,” she told Buzzfeed. The doctor diagnosed her with oral thrush.
“Thrush is a yeast infection that anyone can get, usually caused by Candida albicans. It causes vaginal infections in women, but it is also prevalent in babies. In babies, it causes whitish plaques in the mouth and can make them fussy,” Doctor Bhargava said.
Christel went on to warn parents saying, “If it gets on anything at all, it’s stained forever! I still have a shirt that’s stained from three years ago!” So if you use the medicine in the future, be careful!
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