Oral thrush is the creamy white spot that appears on the tongue and cheeks which are painful and bleed on scratching. It is caused due to overgrowth of a fungus, a form of yeast called Candida albicans. It can be controlled by growth of healthy bacteria. Although medicines are always there as a form of solution but there are many home remedies available for treating the oral thrush. There are other home remedies as well but these are the most effective and easy ones and are fit for both adults and infants. It is important that you maintain your oral hygiene and should not eat sugary food items for these funguses survive on sugar. Follow the mantra – Eat healthy, stay healthy
Simple Home Remedies For Oral Thrush
This is a simple remedy for treating oral thrush. Dissolve one tea-spoon of salt in one glass of lukewarm water. Gargle with this solution 3-4 times everyday. Spit out the solution, don’t drink it. You will feel the difference in thrush within a few days. Continue this process for a week to see the positive result.
Cider Vinegar Mouthwash
Mix cider vinegar and a pinch of salt in a cup of warm water to make your anti-fungal mouth wash. Swish it in every corner of the mouth and spit it out. Do this twice everyday till a week time and get a complete relief from thrush.
Onion And Garlic
Onion and garlic have natural anti-fungal properties. So, eat onion and garlic everyday for killing the fungal spread in your mouth.Their regular consumption prevents the fungal infection. These are the spice items that are available in everyone’s kitchen, so getting them and consuming them regularly will never be a problem.
Cinnamon has high medicinal value. Due to its anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial properties, it is a potent remedy for curing oral thrush. Increase the consumption of cinnamon on regular basis by including cinnamon tea in your daily meal and sprinkling cinnamon powder on your food items. You can also swab the infected areas with cinnamon oil.
You can either swab the thrush affected area with virgin coconut oil or you can swish the coconut oil around in your mouth and spit it out. Do this process 2-3 times a day and see the thrush fading slowly from day to day.
Mix baking soda in a cup of warm water and swab inside of your mouth with the solution. This will prevent the oral thrush. For getting rid of thrush use this remedy for 3-5 days.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that makes it a very effective reedy for oral thrush. Mix 6-7 drops of tea tree oil in a cup of water and gargle 2-3 times a day. Never swallow the solution.
This is one very effective and easy remedy for thrush. Burn 30 grams of watermelon rind into coal and finely mill 3 grams of mothballs. Now mix these two together with moderate amount of honey. Dip the cotton swab in the solution and apply a thin layer in your mouth. You can even store the solution up to few days for use.
This is another very effective remedy for thrush. Dissolve 50 grams of sodium bicarbonate in to a cup of boiled water. Let it cool and store. Dip a cotton swab in the solution and apply it on the thrush extensively. It is non-toxic hence no worries even if you swallow a little of it.
Yoghurt And Buttermilk
Unsweetened yoghurt or buttermilk directly targets the roots of the infection. They replace the normal flora inside our body that prevents the yeast from reproducing. It can heal the thrush in, as soon as, 2 days.
Add one tablespoon of castor oil to a glass of warm milk. Regular consumption of this not only treats thrush but also keep your lips well moisturized. You can follow this process for 5-7 days.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
It can be found in the market or can also be bought online. Mix 10-12 drops of grapefruit seed extract in 30 ml of distilled water. Dip the swab in the solution and apply it extensively over the affected area.
Oregano oil effectively inhibits the growth of yeast that causes oral thrush. Mix 2-3 drops of oregano oil in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply it all over the inside of your mouth and tongue. Let it be for 10 minutes then rinse it with warm water. Repeat 2-3 times daily. Also, you can add 2-3 drops of oregano oil in water and drink it regularly for a week. You will be able to see the difference.
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