A child with thrush has been prescribed fluconazole (Diflucan). The child’s mother asks what this medication is used for, and the nurse correctly replies

  • “This is an antiviral medication used to treat your child’s viral infection.”
  • “This medication is used to treat yeast infections.”
  • “This medication is an analgesic that will ease your child’s pain while eating.”
  • “This is an antibiotic for your child’s bacterial infection.”
Number 2 is correct.
Thrush is an oral fungal infection caused by candida yeast. It can be treated with an antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan). Fluconazole is not an antiviral, analgesic, or antibiotic.