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Have fever and white bumps all over mouth. Diagnosed with yeast infection. Second opinion?

My son has white bumps all over his mouth, he won t eat or drink anything but water, he is running a fever and is not very responsive! Took him to the ER this morning but they didn t tell me much just that its a yeast infection in his mouth and to give him water but I would just like a 2 word on what I should do! I m very worried!
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Thanks for your query and
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As per discussion your son have had oral candidiasis
Candidiasis that develops in the mouth or throat is called "thrush" or oropharyngeal candidiasis. The most common symptom of oral thrush is white patches or plaques on the tongue and other oral mucous membranes. This infection is uncommon among healthy adults
Candida species are normal inhabitants of the mouth, throat. And do not cause any harm. However, the use of certain medications or a weakening of the immune system can cause Candida to multiply, which may cause symptoms of infection.
Oral candidiasis usually responds to topical treatments such as clotrimazole troches and nystatin suspension Systemic antifungal medication such as fluconazole or itraconazole may be necessary for oropharyngeal infections that do not respond to these treatments
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