How to Get Rid of Thrush Naturally at Home
Has your doctor told you that the tiny white sores around your mouth is on account of a fungal infection called Thrush? In that case, he must have also prescribed some medicines and ointments to help the condition subside.
But did you know that that is only a superficial solution? It does not address the root of the problem. On the other hand, there is a form of treatment known as Natural Therapy, which recognizes Thrush as an internal problem (yeast infection) and seeks to address it accordingly. Moreover, unlike in the case of prescription medications, natural therapy makes use of only natural substances to bring about a cure, so you do not have to worry about either the cost or any adverse side-effects.
Thrush can affect various parts of the body, from the mouth (oral thrush) to genitals. The characteristic symptom of this condition is a slightly raised lesion which is creamish white in colour and gives rise to a creamy discharge. The lesions which appear suddenly on the skin are quite painful and itchy and can also bleed at times. IN the case of Oral Thrush, the tongue acquires a thick, white coating which at times covers the inner cheeks and lips as well and the skin in the corner of the mouth becomes cracked. If not brought under control, the infection would tend to spread into the esophagus and thence to the intestines, resulting in fever and other complications. Other side effects include difficulty in swallowing, headaches and muscle and joint aches.
Thrush is caused by the fungus Candida Albicans, which even under normal conditions, is present on the skin, in the mouth and also in the intestines.
It is usually harmless wherever the immune system is strong; however, in the case of a person with a weak immune system, it acquires a tendency to multiply and cause an infection. Certain medications can also give rise to this infection. At times, those who suffer from diabetes or cancer or HIV are observed to also have this infection.
Good hygiene is one of the foremost steps you must take in order to eliminate the ill-effects of thrush. Keeping the mouth and body clean at all times is very essential in warding off fungal infections. Since the fungus is yeast-based, it is better to reduce intake of carbohydrates and sugars, vinegar, mushrooms, milk and cheese.
If the lesions are in the mouth, or if the tongue is affected, salt water gargling is one method of remedy. A teaspoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water, gargled once in the morning and once before going to bed would greatly help in relieving the symptoms of thrust=h.
Adding apple cider vinegar to the salt water solution before gargling, will enhance the remedial effect.
Consuming good amounts of onion and garlic on a daily basis will help in getting rid of this condition as well. Both of them have anti-fungal properties which can be put to use when you have Thrush.
Another remedy for combating this condition is yogurt. It is considered a probiotic, and if consumed, will help in bringing down the level of harmful bacteria in the intestinal system. Yogurt can also be applied topically, twice or thrice a day on the affected areas to bring down the infection.
A solution of baking soda in water, applied over the affected areas can also inhibit the spread of the fungal infection.
Gargling a dilute solution of hydrogen peroxide in water is another way of curbing the infection.
It is not difficult to get rid of thrush, wherever it occurs on the body.
Maintaining good hygienic habits will help prevent its recurrence as well.
If you need more tips on how to manage this infection, do get in touch with a Professional Natural Therapist.