For a thrush treatment we first want to look at what form of thrush infection we are dealing with. Thrush is another name for yeast infection or candida. We usually talk about a candida yeast infection referring to the vaginal form of this condition. The kind which affects the mouth we often call thrush or oral thrush .
The root cause of any of those infections is the same, its an fungal infection caused by the candida fungus. It is not a bacterial infection.
Accordingly, treatments for thrush are usually the same as for the other forms of yeast infection, with the difference being the location on our bodies where it could appear.
Thrush needs to be treated right away to avoid further spreading of the infection and to avoid more health complications down the road.
For example, oral thrush at first might only affect the mouth, tongue or inner cheeks. Patients who already have a lower immune system (cancer patients, elderly people) have a heightened risk of oral thrush spreading down into the lungs or to other inner parts if not treated quickly and properly.
Conventional Thrush Treatments for Oral Thrush
Your doctor might describe antifungal mouthwash or lozenges. In case they wont do the job he might prescribe other medication.
If the thrush already spread to other body parts he might prescribe stronger medications like ketoconazole or fluconazole, for example Diflucan.
Natural Thrush Treatment
If the thrush is rather mild and in the early stages you can control the infection by eating natural yogurt. Another option is to get acidophilus pills which you can buy in many stores. The yoghurt or the acidophilus pills can help in restoring the normal bacterial flora. If this natural treatment does not help or the thrush is too severe you should consult your doctor.