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A new arrival with a small problem

2 weeks ago I became a very proud aunt to my little nephew Olly. Yesterday I went to see him, and unfortunately the poor little devil is suffering with oral thrush. Luckily my sister had a geek like me around to fill her in on all the details about the the signs and symptoms. Oral thrush is a fungal infection that particularly affects young babies, older patients and the terminally ill in particular. The clinical features include thick, white patches (like curds) on the tongue, cheeks, lips and palate. It is treated using anti fungal drugs (either in a oral suspension or pastilles). It was fun trying to feed a 2 week year old medication that smelt like marzipan! The faces he pulled was hilarious, but it will clear up in no time with the drops he is taking. Lets hope he gets better very soon, and my sister gets a better nights sleep.

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