Yeast infection of the mouth is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. This infection appears as small white patches in the mouth and on the roof of the mouth. These white patches can be likened to cottage cheese and they can be very painful causing your child to refuse food.
However one simple home remedy that can be used to treat oral yeast infection is baking soda.
There are different ways to use baking soda to treat oral thrush:
-To treat this infection in babies you should first add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to 1 cup of water and mix this thoroughly until all the baking soda has dissolved.
-Then add a drop of dish soap to the dissolved baking soda and mix thoroughly.
-Pour this mixture on a clean piece of cloth and use this cloth to wipe the inside of your baby’s mouth. Make sure that you wipe the tongue and the roof of your baby’s mouth very well.
-You should repeat this process 4 to 6 time’s everyday till the infection clears totally.
-If you are still breastfeeding you should make sure that you wipe your nipples with cotton swabs soaked in baking soda solution.
For older people with oral thrush you can apply baking soda to cure to cure the yeast infection by taking the following steps:
-Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to ½ teaspoon of baking soda.
-Then add a little hot water and a dash of pure apple juice to the mixture of baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
-Sip the resultant juice three times in a day.
After taking this juice for about five to six days, the infection should clear from your mouth.
3-Oral Yeast Infection and systemic Candidasis
When Candida infection of the mouth presents as one of the symptoms of a more generalised systemic Candida infection you can follow the following steps to achieve cure with baking soda:
-Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of baking soda (depending on your weight) to half a glass of water. If you so desire to spice it up a bit, you can add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or one squeezed lemon or one squeezed lime to it.
-Take this drink twice daily. Take it at least two and a half hours before and after two major meals to avoid interference with digestion.
-Note however that if you are currently on any major medication or if you are suffering from some other chronic medical illness, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out if baking soda has any adverse reaction with your medications or with your other medical conditions.
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