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    How is oral thrush diagnosed?

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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Common sites for thrush infection are the mouth, vagina and warm, moist areas  of skin. Oral Thrush Symptoms • Creamy white patches in the mouth. The patches may be red and raw underneath the white coating. • Red and painful areas in mouth. • Sore red splits at each side of the mouth. • Dry mouth, taste changes. Treatment • Antifungal medicines for oral thrush are available as liquids, gels and lozenges Babies often have thrush nappy rash at the same time as oral thrush – this will also need treatment. • If a breast feeding baby has oral thrush, the mother may have or get thrush on her nipples – this will also need treatment

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    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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