Thrush, Yeast Infection and Candida – Home Treatments Explored

Thrush- In plain English, thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. It occurs mostly in babies and children, but also adults can get it, if they might already have a serious disease or illness. You know it is thrush usually because of a white bumpy rash in your mouth that comes on quickly, it is painful and can spread to most parts of your mouth and esophagus.

Yeast Infection- In the genital region of men and women, more commonly in women, but can be incurred by either sex, or originated by either sex, it is a common misconception that men only get yeast infections from women.

Both thrush and yeast infections are caused by the Candida yeast fungus overgrowth. Luckily there are many products you already have at home that can help clear up the symptoms.

Apple Cider Vinegar- applied many times a day to the infected area

Tea Tree Oil- applied to infection

Yogurt- applied to infection

Garlic- applied to infection

Oil of Oregano- applied to infection

Drinking buttermilk- two glasses a day (continue after the infection is gone to stave off recurrence infection)

* Boric Acid * – Do NOT use boric acid to clear up a yeast infection it can be very dangerous as it is a toxic product.

For thrush it is important to sterilize all bottles, and pacifiers and anything else the baby or child puts in their mouth. For women who breast feed it may be a good idea to pump until the baby's infection is gone so you do not catch the infection on your breast, this can be very painful and itchy and if it causes you to stop feeding for awhile you can develop clogged milk ducts and then mastitis.