Thrush is a very common fungal infection that affects a high percentage of women but also affects men, children and babies.
Thrush is an infection caused by an overgrowth of fungus (candida) and can occur in the colon, vagina, stomach, throat, mouth and rectum. The main reason we get thrush is through regular use of antibiotics, birth control pills, steroids, stress and a weak immune system for example from cancer treatment. There are many remedies available that will cure thrush, be they prescribed drugs from your doctor or chemist or natural remedies.
So how do you know if you are suffering with thrush? In the case of oral thrush you would experience white creamy patches in your mouth, difficulty with swallowing, red spots on the roof of the mouth and throat. For women with vaginal thrush the most common symptoms are a white vaginal discharge, burning and itching, soreness and swelling of the vagina and vulva.
As part of speedy recovery try and stay off any antibiotics and other yeast producing products that can interfere with the natural course of the treatment until your symptoms disappear. These include: alcohol, coffee, sugar, yeast breads, biscuits and cakes.
The following are some measures that you can adapt to cure thrush infections:
Oral Thrush cures include with salt mouth rinses, eating natural probiotic yogurt daily, taking flaxseeds and regularly eating garlic – all these remedies if combined will help attack yeast infection fast.
Vaginal Thrush cures include tea tree oil douche, garlic, unsweetened yogurt applications, apple cider vinegar douche. Along with these measures you will also need proper vaginal hygiene. Keep the vagina clean and wear cotton panties instead. DO not use any deodorants and perfumes to suppress vaginal odour. If possible avoid sexual intercourse and try and stay off oral contraceptives.