I've never heard of or seen thrush past infancy (like the first weeks bfing from my experience) but I think that's what I'm dealing with in my 3 year old DS1.
back story - I just had a baby on July 9th(ds2) a beautiful short hb! On the 12th we ended up in the NICU for 4 days because the little one developed a really high fever. Super scary!! They were not able to find the source of infection but to be sure it wasn't bacterial they pumped antibiotics into him for 3 days :( until his fever broke. (It was over 102F). I am dealing with yeast in ds2, which was to be expected after all the antibiotics. He's on probiotics and I have a Rx for oral anti fungal meds, but I'm holding off on that because the probiotics are really helping.
BUT - I just noticed some white patches on DS1s lips (on the inside). He randomly came down with a fever yesterday. I checked his throat this morning just to see if it was irritated and saw white spots on the roof of his mouth, way in the back and white patches in the insides of his cheeks. DS1 eats kefir and Nancy's yogurt daily. He's never been on antibiotics. Anyone have any idea as to how he could have developed thrush?? I did see him sucking on one of DS2's paci's, could that be the culprit?
I'm wondering if I should just pick up the anti fungal meds and be done with this. But because I don't understand of the anti fungal med works in the body, I'm hesitant to use it.
Any help would be appreciated!