What does mouth thrush look like?
Babies with mouth thrush have lacy white patches on the insides of their cheeks or lips. The infection may also appear on the tongue as flat white patches that reach the sides and the tip. Most babies have a furry white patch in the middle of the tongue, which should not be confused with thrush. In a healthy tongue, the white patch has little pink bumps amid the fur and the rest of the tongue is pink and not red. Most babies don’t seem bothered by thrush and continue behaving normally. Thrush should be treated with antifungal medication.