How to Get Rid of Thrush in Babies, Children, Breastfeeding Moms and Adults Naturally at Home
If you are troubled by red patchy sores with a lot of burning and itching sensation around these sores, you are probably suffering from Thrush. It is a fungal infection medically known as Candida Albicans, and can affect any part of the body – at times it occurs in the mouth, especially in babies and children, and among adults, it can occur even on the genitals. Fortunately, you need not visit a doctor in order to get yourself cured of thrush nor do you need to spend a lot of money in the process. It is quite possible to get rid of it with Natural Therapy, making use of substances available in your own home.
Thrush is basically a yeast infection; candida is present in the body of babies as well as normal adults all the while, but appears as an infection on the skin when there is a hormone imbalance or when one is under antibiotic treatment. Thus, in the case of a baby it can appear as a white coating on the tongue and also sides of the mouth, and if removed with a finger, will leave sore patches underneath. A child suffering from thrush will cry while breastfeeding, and the mother should then immediately check for this infection. The breasts of the mother who breast-feeds the baby can also be affected with sores. In fact, in an adult, it can appear anywhere on the body and leave a person with a burning and itching sensation all the time.
The fungus Candida Albicans is always present in a dormant state in the digestive system of all human beings, along with certain good bacteria. When there are hormonal changes, or treatment with antibiotics, or any situation wherein the immune system is compromised, the balance tips in favour of the yeast fungus which then proliferates and manifests on the skin as Thrush.
Thrush is a common condition which responds easily to natural therapy.
A few natural remedies for getting rid of thrush are given below:
Diet is one of the chief factors useful in controlling the onset of Thrush:
In this regard, the aim of the diet should be to maintain a proper pH balance in the system with the food we eat. One who is susceptible to this condition should avoid all refined carbohydrates such as maida, bread (except wholewheat bread), pasta, sugar, white rice, cakes, biscuits, etc. All vegetables growing underground, such as carrot, sweet potato, white potato, etc. can also be avoided. Fruit juices are also best avoided, but a single fruit per day, such as an apple is permitted. Processed foods and foods cooked in a microwave oven are totally barred.
Tea tree oil suitably diluted with a base oil, can be applied over the affected areas even for a baby. It can also be used by the mother on the affected parts between feeds, if she is breast-feeding the child.
Protein in the form of Fish is good to have, for a person suffering from Thrush. It can be had steamed or baked. Lean meats, taken in moderation are also fine.
Raw eggs provide strength to the immune system, and hence are good for people suffering with Thrush.
Barley grass Juice contains several substances which can help give relief from Thrush. It can also be dried and powdered and the powder can be taken with water or milk for good results.
Garlic has anti-fungal properties and its consumption can be increased in order to get rid of thrush.
Also, eating yogurt with live bacteria will help maintain the balance between the yeast fungus and good bacteria in the stomach.
Do you need more tips in order to get rid of thrush? If so, do get in touch with a Professional Natural Therapist.