Home Remedies For Thrush
Thrush is caused by the overgrowth of the fungi Candida Albacans. It is also called Candidiasis or Yeast Infection. You end up getting infected when your good bacteria in the body are insufficient to fight the Candida and the fungus overgrows into a fungal infection. Thrush can cause great discomfort to the sufferer but it cannot be regarded as a serious disease. The infection mostly occurs in the mouth causing painful lesions which may bleed when you scrape them. Other parts of the body including genitalia and the skin can be infected. When you notice that you have it, the best thing is to consult your doctor or buy over the counter medicine to treat it. However, there are home remedies for thrush:
The first thing to do when you get infected is to clean the affected area by thoroughly washing with water. Do not use detergents like shower gel, soap or bath gel as this products may worsen your condition. When having sex you should avoid using latex condoms as they can cause irritation. On the other hand, condoms may help prevent this infection from being transmitted to and from your partner.
Secure the infected area from been touched by synthetic fibers or materials which may cause irritation. In order to minimize irritation, wear under garments that are made from natural fibers. Put natural yogurt on the affected area to minimize irritation. Yogurt is also good for dealing with inflammation.
In order to speed up healing, if you use dentures, remove them for 6 to 8 hours and disinfect. Clean the white layer on the tongue with soft cotton ball thrice a day and then rise your mouth with salty water. Ensure that you maintain good oral hygiene.
Watch out the food you eat as some may ignite thrush. Avoid taking dairy products, dried fruits, mushrooms, pickled vegetables and fruits, smoked fish and yeast as these can cause thrush
Ensure that your partner does not have thrush before engaging in sex. Also, avoid taking oral contraceptives when you feel like you have the infection as pills work by bringing about hormonal change which contributes to Candida infection. Moreover, person’s who are suffering from iron deficiency anemia and diabetes are likely to infected with the disease than more healthy individuals. Thus if you are unwell avoid sleeping with a thrush infected person.
Use of herbs
One of the effective home remedies for thrush is Melaleuca Oil which is available in alternative medicine stores. The other herb which is an effective remedy is Aloe Vera gel which is applied on the affected area to heal. In order to cure vaginal thrush use garlic since it effectively kills fungal organisms. You can drink raw garlic or create a fine paste and apply on the affected area. Moreover, when you are taking a bath, add a few teaspoons of boric acid powder to the bath tub water. Sit in the bath tub for 15- 20 minutes for the boric acid to enter the infected area. This exercise should be repeated for a few days until you heal.