Candida yeast mouth …. it sounds most painful, but many times is painless and people do not realise that they have it. Oral thrush is brought about by the bacteria Candida Albicans thriving in the mouth.
Another name for Candida albicans is candidaiasis. In the human body there is a fine balancing act going on to keep the different bacterias that we host, in the amounts that keeps us healthy. Oral thrush begins when the environment of the mouth favours the candida albicans bacteria over the other bacterias.
Often times, this balance can be upset when taking antibiotics or by being rundown with diabetes or AIDS or even just being elderly. People who wear dentures are prone to the condition.
What does it look like?
Candida yeast in the mouth, looks like a heavy furry coating on the tongue with bumps underneath. If you were to scrape these bumps off the tongue it would make the tongue bleed.
How to treat candida yeast in the mouth?
A few natural methods will help eliminate the oral thrush:
- gargle 3 times a day with warm salt water (half a teaspoon of salt in fairly warm water)
- drink garlic – crush 2 garlic cloves in water and drink. This is a natural antibiotic, and even though it does not taste pleasant is very effective. If you find this difficult, just do one clove at a time
- gargle with a few drops of tea tree oil in water. Another one of nature's own antibiotics
- drink rosemary tea. Steep rosemary stems in hot water for a few minutes and drink.
If your candida yeast mouth is not easing, try also to take probiotics from the health food store and eat natural yoghurt with honey. To boost a sluggish immune system, eat as many raw vegetables and fruits as possible and take gentle exercise.