Why Home Remedies For Thrush?

There are many home remedies for thrush that you can try at home. But some are better than others, and, some work better for some people than others. Thrush home remedies are being used much more nowadays, especially by women who just can not seem to eradicate their infections using drug-based thrush treatments.

By looking at what causes your thrush you'll have a better understanding of how to go about curing it. The cause of your thrush symptoms is the yeast-like fungus called 'Candida albicans'. Do not worry, you are not alone, this microscopic fungus is found quite naturally in the general population. And, because it's normally kept in check by our bodies' good bacteria, never really causes us any problems.

The reason you end up with thrush (also called yeast infection, candida and candidiasis) is that sometimes your body's good bacteria are insufficient to fight the Candida and the fungus 'overgrows' into a fungal infection; thrush.

Normally, the next step for women after being diagnosed by their doctor, is to go get some mainstream drug-based medication in the form of creams, gels or sprays that are applied to the local area showing the symptoms of thrush. For many women this seems to do the trick. But for many others, they just can not seem to get rid of their thrush, or, they get rid of it only for it to keep returning.

There are two possible reasons for this: (1) The Candida becomes drug-resistant so that they are ineffective, and, (2) the drugs only address the localized symptoms but not the root cause (s) such as lowered immune system, antibiotics overuse, diabetes, bad diet, stress, hormonal changes, oral contraception, medical conditions, etc.

So women around the world have been turning more and more to natural home remedies for thrush. There are many simple things you can take like; probiotics, natural supplements, yogurt, tea tree oil, garlic, apple cider vinegar, etc.

And there are many practical home remedies for thrush, such as; never use perfumed pads, sprays and douches etc .; do not wear tight, synthetic underwear – only natural 'breathable' materials such as cotton; cease sex until the thrush is cleared; decrease sugar intake, etc. There are too many to list here.