Getting Rid of Tongue Thrush at Home Naturally
Parts of your mouth including your tongue seem to be covered with a whitish coating. The pinkish appearance of your inner lips and tongue have almost disappeared. Your doctor had one look at your tongue and informed you that what you are suffering from is an infection known as Tongue Thrush or Candidiasis and prescribed some preparation to be applied topically. You are worried about applying it in your mouth – you just cannot be sure of the reaction it may cause: Better than that is to go with Natural Therapy, you feel: In fact, that is the best form of treatment for Thrush – you can feel safe because you will be using only natural substances and methods to get rid of the coating on your tongue and other parts of the mouth.
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The tongue of a person suffering from Tongue Thrush is covered with a thick, bright white coating. It is a fungal infection, made up of tiny lesions, and is distinctly white when compared to other non-infectious coatings which sometimes appear on the tongue. Moreover, the coating in the case of Thrush, will appear even on the gums and inner lips, back of the throat and tonsils.
The lesions are slightly painful and may even bleed if scraped. You can even have difficulty in swallowing your food, and by chance if the infection spreads into your esophagus, you can end up with fever.
The fungus candida is normally present in the mouth along with bacteria which keep the fungus under check, but under certain conditions, the fungus proliferates and forms the layer which we know as Thrush. Certain medications such as antibiotics, birth control pills and steroids are known to upset the balance between the fungus and bacteria in the mouth, and cause Thrush. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes, HIV, dry mouth etc. can also cause the proliferation of this fungus. Stress is another causative factor.
Tongue Thrush Natural Treatment with Home Remedies:
In view of the adverse effect of any prescription medicines on the inside of the mouth, it is always best to go with natural therapy, where only natural substances are used. In case of topical applications, even if a natural substance is swallowed accidentally, it is not likely to cause any harm within the system in contrast to commercial preparations:
Extra Virgin Cocoanut oil, which contains anti-microbial properties, is an excellent remedy for Thrush in the mouth. It can be generously applied in the mouth over all the affected areas which will heal very effectively.
Grapefruit seed extract is another very good remedy for Tongue Thrush. This however, has to be taken orally – one teaspoon in bearably warm water, twice a day. Results will show within a week.
Rinsing your mouth with a solution of baking soda in water, is found to be effective against the fungus.
Chewing garlic – just one or two cloves – daily, will help reduce the intensity of the infection in the mouth.
Plain yogurt can be consumed daily – it is a known remedy for Thrush in the mouth.
Putting some thyme on your tongue and allowing it to remain there as long as you can hold it is another way of curing Thrush in the mouth. It can later be washed out by gargling with water.
It is not difficult to get rid of Tongue Thrush using Natural Therapy – several good harmless remedies are available and can be tried out with benefit in preference to commercial applications. For more details of remedies for this condition it is best you get in touch with a Professional Natural Therapist.
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