Oral Thrush Causes
Oral Thrush Symptoms
- Creamy, white lesions in the mouth – may be on the tongue, roof of the mouth or on the inner cheeks
- Lesions may be painful or start to bleed when agitated by the teeth, food or a toothbrush
- Oral inflammation
- Loss of taste
- Erosion of tooth enamel
- Oral mucus
Oral Thrush Treatment
1. CinnamonThe antibacterial properties of cinnamon make it a natural oral thrush treatment. Studies have shown that people who add cinnamon to their diets are less likely to develop candida overgrowth than those who don’t. Add fresh cinnamon to your dishes to help keep harmful bacteria at bay. (4)
2. Unsweetened Cranberry JuiceOral thrush home remedies include unsweetened cranberry juice. Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice can help create an acidic environment in the body, where candida is unable to thrive. Drink one cup of juice per day to help rid the body of oral thrush. (5)
3. Fermented VegetablesFermented vegetables work as an oral thrush treatment by strengthening the immune system and filling the body with good bacteria. Consuming fermented vegetables and other probiotics on a regular basis can help restore the balance of bacteria in body and mouth. Try kimchi, pickles and sauerkraut.
4. Coconut OilUsing coconut oil for oral thrush can help kill harmful bacteria. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that are known to kill off candida through ingestion and topical application. A 2007 study found that coconut oil was active against species of candida at 100% concentration, compared to a common anti-fungal medicine. Swish 1-2 tablespoons in your mouth and between your teeth for 10-20 minutes as an oral thrush treatment. Spit out the oil in the trash, rinse your mouth with warm water then brush your teeth. (6)
5. Natural Antibiotics
- Raw Garlic: Raw garlic contains allicin, a powerful anti-fungal, antibiotic and antiviral. Consume 1 clove a day to help fight infections.
- Oil of Oregano: Oregano oil is a powerful antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. Take 500 milligrams or 5 drops a day for no more than 10 days at a time.
- Collodial Silver: Collodial silver is an alkaline and antiviral agent that supports and strengthens the immune system. Take 1-2 tablespoons a day to help fight infections. (7)