Thrush in the mouth
Thrush is an infection in the mouth. Thrush belongs to the group of yeasts. Although it can appear in anyone, this infection usually affects babies and elderly people. It can be present for about a week, or even up to several months. However, in order to ease the pain and discomfort, some drugs are used.
Home treatment for thrush in the mouth
First of all, the good oral habits are necessary. They involve the brushing and flossing during each day, but brushing twice a day, and flossing at least once a day. To avoid infection, a person must often change his/her toothbrush. It is necessary to eliminate the mouthwash, because some chemicals interfere with the flora in the mouth that may alone heal the thrush.
Natural remedies for the treatment of thrush are known from ancient times. For example, Licorice, Myrrh, and Echinacea are the herbs that should be mixed and then one spoon of this medicine should be used as a mouthwash, together with water. It is used every three to four hours every day. Rinsing the mouth with sea water also helps. If a person is not at the sea, he/she can make it at home by adding salt into one cup of warm water. When using this liquid, the person has to rinse the mouth and then spit it out.
Furthermore, one can fight against thrush and against fungi by making a medicine by blending warm water, cider vinegar and a pinch of salt. It is used for the mouth rinsing and should be spitted out. Garlic and onions are very important to kill candida in the mouth. It is necessary to increase the use of garlic in the diet in order to heal yeast infection. Garlic also cures white patches that can be seen in the mouth. Yogurt is very important in the fight against thrush, because yogurt contains good bacteria and its consumption increases levels of healthy bacteria in the mouth.
Thrush can pass from mothers to babies through breastfeeding and because of that, the mothers must always examine their breasts looking for abnormally red and sensitive nipples. A proper hygiene of living space is also necessary, but what is also required is a regular hygiene of mouth, particularly if wearing dentures. First of all, washing the mouth is necessary, as well as dentures, every night before going to bed. If the dent is not a fixed prosthesis, it should be dipped in a clean bowl and rinsed well before returning again in the mouth.