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Infant with thrush, had washed her thoroughly, boiled nipples, clipped nails. Could there be an underlining condition?

Hello, I have a 6 week old baby who has thrush. This is my fourth child and never before have I seen thrush like this. This is her 3rd time having it. The first time I treated it as I did all my others when they had thrush. I washed everything and gave her medicine. It cleared up and came back. The second time I treated it, boiled all her nipples, pacifiers and clipped her nails & covered her hands for 3 days. I gave sterilized nipples for every feeding and re sterilized everything daily for 4 days to allow the medicine to take effect. Well after 2 weeks of it being cleared up she is now has a mouth full again. I even treated my nipples and refrained from breastfeeding during her time on the medicine. Could there be an underlining condition?
Asked On : Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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thanks for writing to healthcaremagic

your nipples could be source of this thrush

if there is recurrent thrush one should think of immunodeficiency and rule out various conditions causing immunodeficiency.

hope this helps

take care
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