This may sound really silly but I am getting very conflicting advice from different GPs and I'm so confused, really don't know if my 16wk old baby now has oral thrush?!?
2 months ago he was diagnosed with oral thrush, was given Daktarin oral gel, I was treated with Daktarin cream, I was also on a full course of Fluconazole (the full works -- 400mg initiation dose followed by 14 days of 200mg). This was then topped up with another 7 days of 100mg of Fluco for me and another tube full of Daktarin oral gel for the baby.
The above treatment all stopped 1 week ago as another GP said the baby didn't have oral thrush. however...
My baby has a white coating on the top of his mouth which since last week has gotten gradually thicker, and a white tongue, and this white stuff is not coming off when I swab it with clean finger swab.
When I put gentian violet in my baby's mouth, the white coating shows through, as if the violet liquid is just glossing over the surface and not able to stick/stain it.
He makes clicky sounds during the feed especially at the beginning -- as if not able to seal the mouth completely, but after a couple of minutes this stops and he is able to suck. Particularly at night he feeds a lot more and is fine.
He only sometimes cries a lot when I put him to my breast. Other times he doesn't appear bothered at all. When he is really hungry he just latches on without fuss/cries and sucks hungrily.
He does seem to always prefer one side to another for feeds -- sometimes its the left boob, other times its the right.
I've so far gone to 4 different GPs/paeds, 2 say he has oral thrush, 2 says he doesn't. I'm not getting any pain/stings whilst feeding. But I don't know whether my baby has oral thrush?
DS1 had oral thrush as i was very lumpy on his tongue. DS2 (6wks) has a very white tongue and I suspected it could be thrush (I had no other symptoms though). Instead of prescribing the GP just swabbed his tongue and it cam back clear, I think a furry white tongue is normal, but if it has thick patchy lumpy bits then it could be thrush.