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Infant with cold, fever, blocked nose and white patches in the mouth. Need advice

Hi, My 1 year old had a very bad cold, blocked nose with phlegm and fever. The doctor prescribed Amoxil for 10 says. He was better after the completion of the course. Now he s developed white patches on the inside of his mouth and a fever again. Also a few dark patches on the outside of his cheeks. His nose is also a little bit runny. Please help Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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It looks like your kid has oral thrush which is a fungal infection.
If he is on bottle feeds it might be the reason and bottle has to be stopped immediately by switching over to spoon feeding.
Sometimes antibiotic treatment may be the cause.
The cheek lesions may also be a part of the fungal infection- muco cutaneous candidiasis.
But usually kids don`t have fever with these lesions.
So have a word with your Pediatrician. If its confirmed as these fungal lesions, it will be treated with candid mouth paint for the mouth lesions and candid ointment for the external lesions. Duration of treatment will be for about a week. But have him examined before you start the treatment.
Hope my answer helps you.
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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