The correct answer to this question is D. The newborn likely has thrush (oral candidiasis). Thrush in newborns is often caused by poor hand washing or exposure to an infected vagina during birth.
Thrush is an infection caused by the Candida fungus, often known as yeast. Symptoms of thrush include white plaque on oral mucous membranes, gums, or tongue; treatment includes good handwashing and medication.
Thrush often occurs in the mouth, but the fungus can also cause diaper rash in infants or vagnal yeast infections in women. For treatment, explain that the newborn will need to receive the medication nystatin (mycostatin).
Explain that the newborn will need to receive some medication-question: what is the treatment for thrush? strategy: determine the outcome of each answer choice. needed info: thrush (oral candidiasis): white plaque on oral mucous membranes, gums, or tongue; treatment includes good handwashing, nystatin (mycostatin). (a) determine the babys blood glucose level thrush in newborns caused by poor handwashing or exposure to an infected vagina during birth (b) suggest that the newborns formula be changed not related to thrush (c) remind the caretaker not to let the infant sleep with the bottle not related to thrush (d) explain that the newborn will need to receive some medication correct: thrush most often treated with nystatin (mycostatin)