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Home Remedies For Oral Thrush: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Oral thrush is a kind of yeast infection that tends to develop inside the mouth and on your tongue. The symptoms include a feeling of soreness, redness, having difficulty in swallowing and failing to get the taste. Repeated occurrence of oral thrust is an indication of immune deficiency. There are some simple home remedies that can help to control the infection:

  • Salt is considered to be the best option for treating an oral thrush. It not only relieves you from the symptoms, but also manages to create a difficult environment for the fungus. Take half a spoon of salt and mix it in lukewarm water. Use this solution to gargle twice or thrice a day on a regular basis. You can also sprinkle a bit of salt on your tongue and rub it with your finger, and rinse it with water afterwards.
  • Yoghurt is another remedy for treating oral thrush. However, you need the unsweetened and plain yoghurt for this purpose. You can have 2 to 3 cups of yoghurt regularly for a few weeks or rub some of it inside your mouth and tongue. Wash it off with warm water after 10-12 minutes.
  • Apple cider vinegar comprises of enzymes that helps to boost the immune system, which eventually fights against the infection. Add a small amount of apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt in a cup of warm water. Rinse your mouth with this solution many times in a day.
  • Tea tree oil contains certain antifungal properties that can effectively control the overgrowth of the yeast that causes the infection. Add 4 drops of the tea tree oil in a cup of warm water and gargle with the solution twice a day.
  • Cinnamon, with its powerful antifungal and anti- parasitic properties, is another effective remedy for treating oral thrush. Drink cinnamon tea twice in a day on a regular basis.
  • The anti-fungal properties present in garlic can help in reducing your oral thrust and boost your immunity. Chew 2 or 3 garlic cloves regularly.

Are there any side effects?

The possible side effects of these home remedies can be:

  • Yoghurt contains bacteria that can cause illness in people who have a weak immune system. For example, for people diagnosed with HIV or those who have recently undergone an organ transplant; having yoghurt on a daily basis may be harmful.
  • If you are using tea tree oil for treating your oral thrush, ensure that you only gargle with it and not ingest it, as there can be possible side effects.
  • It is not recommended for pregnant women to have cinnamon. Also, excessive amounts of it can cause problems in people who have a bad liver condition. If you are under medication for diabetes, blood-thinning or heart problems, there is a possibility that cinnamon can interact with them.
  • Consuming raw garlic in large amounts can cause nausea, vomiting, gas, diarrhea, body odour and bad breath.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

The post remedy guidelines include:

  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly, especially after meals.
  • Ensure that you brush your teeth and floss at least twice a day.
  • Consider having foods that can be swallowed without much difficulty.
  • If you wear dentures, make sure that they are cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Limit the intake of foods that contain sugar and yeast, as it can encourages the growth of fungus that causes oral thrush.
  • Try drinking liquids that are cold, like iced tea or water.
  • Quit smoking.

How long does it take to recover?

Normally, an oral thrush lasts for 2 weeks. In some cases, it may last for several weeks. Home remedies are generally quite effective in treating oral thrush. However, if you notice no sign of improvement after practicing the home remedies, you may have to seek medical assistance and consult a doctor.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

The remedies can cure your oral thrush completely if there are no complications involved. After that, if you take proper care that involves proper cleansing of your teeth as well as your mouth, intake of fermented foods and making your immune system strong; you will be able to prevent oral thrush permanently.

Is there any training or experts required?

The home remedies are simple and effective, and you do not require any expertise or training to carry them out. The ingredients are easily available in the market. In case you have to consume something on a regular basis, you can consult your doctor, especially if you have a medical condition.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range :

Approx Rs. 10 – Rs. 350

Training Requirement:

You do not require any training for these home remedies.

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Anything that is easily available in or around your home, and has a medicinal use, may be used as a home remedy. Most ayurvedic home remedies are a blend of commonly used herbs and spices to cure common symptoms or prevent any ailment.

Substances such as clove, cinnamon, black pepper, cumin, fennel, rock salt, turmeric, coriander, ginger, honey, licorice, garlic, onion, basil and mint are generally regarded as effective home remedies. Ayurveda also prescribes some exercises, massaging techniques, aromas and cleansing therapies as natural home remedies.

Simple home remedies can be very effective in relieving symptoms, and preventing further development of a disorder. However, once a disease has fully manifested and reached the final stage of development, specific treatments are required. Home remedies may also support treatments prescribed by a physician. In some cases, even a proper diet can be a home remedy as it reduces the severity of symptoms experienced and avoids unintended aggravation of the condition.

Home remedies for Cold

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Home remedies for Cold

- Increase the intake of fluids to clear the congestion, try ginger tea turmeric milk or hot water
- Gargle with salt water
- Place a hot pack on your sinus for 30 seconds
- Try honey- iron syrup to kick that nasty cold
- Apply some balm on your chest nose and head

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What is thrush in children?

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Pediatrician, Hyderabad

Thrush (Oral Candida Infection) in Children

What is thrush in children?

Thrush is a mouth infection that is common in babies and children. Symptoms include white or yellow velvety patches in the mouth. Thrush is caused by a type of fungus called Candida. Candida is found naturally on the skin and in the mouth. But if Candida grows out of control, it can cause thrush. Thrush is not a serious problem for a healthy child. It can be treated with antifungal medicine.

What causes thrush in a child?

Candida yeast is common in the everyday environment. It only causes a problem when it grows out of control. This can happen if a child:

  • Has taken antibiotics
  • Uses inhaled corticosteroids, such as for asthma
  • Uses a pacifier often
  • Has a weakened immune system

Which children are at risk for thrush?

A child is more at risk for thrush if he or she:

  • Had a very low birth weight
  • Passed through the birth canal of a mother with a yeast infection
  • Has taken antibiotics
  • Uses inhaled corticosteroids, such as for asthma
  • Uses a pacifier often
  • Has a weakened immune system
  • What are the symptoms of thrush in a child?

Thrush causes milky white or yellow patches to form on the tongue or inner cheeks. These patches can be painful and may bleed. Some babies have no pain from thrush. Others may have pain and be fussy and refuse to feed. It may hurt when your child swallows. Thrush can also cause cracked skin in the corners of the mouth. Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. The symptoms of thrush can be like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

How is thrush diagnosed in a child?

The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will give your child a physical exam. This will include looking in your child’s mouth.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I get thrushes /mouth ulcers once or twice a year. Suggest some home remedy or homeopathic treatment.

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Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Mouth ulcers are painful sores that appear in the mouth. Although they're uncomfortable, they're usually harmless and most clear up by themselves within a week. Rinse your mouth several times a day. You can use 1 cup of warm water mixed with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/8 teaspoon salt, followed by rinsing your mouth with plain water. Use an extra-soft toothbrush and a mild toothpaste. You can soften your toothbrush in hot water before using it. Take care.
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I am having a problem called thrush that is in on my penis. How to treat this problem?

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I am having pock in my mouth. It is too difficult to take spicy meals .suggest any home remedies.

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Dentist, Secunderabad
Dear lybrate-user. 1) please apply sensoform gum paint over the ulcerated areas. 2) chew leaves of chameli plants. 3) apply kathaa mixed with honey. Hope these stuff willl help you out.

Why teeth gums loss occur Please tell me the medicine for gums recovery and also home remedies.

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Dentist, Zirakpur
Gums become loose due to pyorrhea, first you need to get it treated by dentist and then you can maintain it at home. Any short cut will be harmful in long run.

My mouth stopped opening due to chewing gutkha .can it be cured suggest some tablets and home remedies.

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Dentist, Mumbai
Firstly stop eating gutka. You are having condition called as oral sub mucosal fibrosis. You can use SM fibro capsule once a day for 3 months and Turbocort gel to apply locally. Visit your dentist he can help you with inta oral injections to improve mouth opening.
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What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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