Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Dahlia and her thrush

The definition of thrush that occurs most often in infants and children,is characterized by small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongue, and usually accompanied by fever, colic, and diarrhea. In another words, its referring to a contagious disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans.  Dahlia had this when she was about 2 months plus. We first noticed a white spot on her tough during her 2nd month check up with Dr Fadzilah but were informed that was a milk residue. But, came the 4th day, it worsen. Its all over her upper inner mouth now. and her appetite was very poor. This could lead her to lack of nutrients and vitamin deficiency. Without further due, we took the day off and went to see a very warm and friendly Dr Serena at her clinic in Rahman Putra. She is my favorite pediatrician along with Dr Fadzilah now. Her clean and fun ambiance clinic made me feel confident sending Dahlia to her.

She gave us an oral Decozol thrush cream that contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts. You can get it from any pharmacy. The cost per tube should not exceed RM20.Alhamdulilah Dahlia had no side effect from this treatment and her thrush was all washed away within the week.

All over her tongue

How to use this cream? Simple,with a clean finger, apply thinly to the affected area or to all over your kid's mouth 2 to 3 times a day. And do rub it gently. Treatment should be continued for 5 days up to a week after treating the internal infection. After several treatment,you can actually find that the thrush will self peel off(no,it should not hurt your baby's mouth / tongue). Its like a layer of thicken milk paste. But before you apply anything into your kid's mouth,do consult with your pediatrician ya!!Im not a certified doctor but am a certified mother..hehe..cukup la sekadar menjaga anak sendiri.

Alhamdulillah,so far any prescription from Dr Serena, Dahlia had no side effect or allergies on them. What I like most about Dr Serena is that, she explain things in ENGLISH not in MEDICAL TERMS, she even draw sometimes to make sure we the parents really understand what causes what and why causes what.

Dahlia's Card Number

Open on PH too!!!
*mind the pictures quality.Taken from my old Nokia phone :)

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