Keep reading to find out about some popular home remedies for yeast infections.
- Greek yogurt.
- Boric acid.
- Essential oil of oregano.
- Probiotic suppositories and supplements.
- Coconut oil.
- Tea tree oil.
- Apple cider vinegar.
What treats thrush?
Treatment of thrush depends on the cause and severity of the infection. Antifiungal medicines may be used to treat thrush. If an adult patient is diagnosed with a mild case of thrush, the doctor may prescribe an antifungal mouthwash (nystatin) or lozenges (clotrimazole [Mycelex]) for short-term use.
Natural Remedies for Vaginal Yeast Infections
- Yogurt and probiotics.
- Boric acid.
- Tea tree oil.
- Douching (especially with vinegar)
A vaginal yeast infection does not lead to major health problems. And you may find that a mild infection goes away on its own. But you may not be able to go without treatment if you have severe symptoms.
A girl usually notices certain things if she has a vaginal yeast infection. She may have itching and irritation in the vagina; swelling and irritation of the vulva (the folds of skin outside the vagina); pain or burning when peeing or having sex; or thick, white vaginal discharge that looks a bit like cottage cheese.
To apply yogurt vaginally:
- Take a tampon out of its applicator. Fill the applicator with yogurt, and use it to insert yogurt into your vagina.
- You can also use an old applicator from an antifungal cream.
- Freeze the yogurt first.
- Or you can just use your fingers to get as much into your vagina as you can.
Vaginal yeast infection symptoms commonly include: Itching in the vaginal area and around the vulva (the opening of the vagina) Swelling of the vulva. White or gray vaginal discharge that may be thick (sometimes described as looking like cottage cheese) but does not have a bad smell.
Coconut oil is a fatty oil derived from the flesh of the coconut fruit. The oil is said to have many health benefits, such as aiding digestion and helping to balance your hormones. It's also thought to have antibacterial properties, which may make it an effective treatment for yeast infections.
If a high dose of garlic, a cut-open garlic clove, is inserted in a healthy vagina, it will often “burn” the healthy skin. When the woman is suffering from an advanced yeast infection, the skin is already red and “burned” and the garlic cures the infection by killing the yeast. Then the skin repairs itself.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE is produced naturally by bacteria in your vagina, and kills yeast. If the bacteria aren't doing enough by themselves, try mixing 1 teaspoon of ordinary 3% hydrogen peroxide from your market or pharmacy with 1 cup of water. Use as a douche once a day until the day after your symptoms disappear.
Don't freak out, and read up on the eight ways you can prevent yeast infections.
- Consume More Probiotics.
- Switch To A Birth Control That Doesn't Contain Estrogen.
- Wear Cotton Underwear.
- Stay Away From Scented Feminine Hygiene Products And Soaps.
- Clean Your Vagina Often.
- Consider Natural Remedies.
- Sleep More.
- Eat A Healthy Diet.
Oral thrush is caused by the overgrowth of a yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida albicans. Most people (including infants) naturally have Candida in their mouths and digestive tracts, which is considered normal growth. Babies can have oral thrush and a diaper rash at the same time.
Scraping curd-like white lesions on the tongue may help a healthcare professional diagnose the cause of the lesions. When they are caused by thrush (candidiasis) they may come off temporarily, but the tongue may bleed. Scraping helps a healthcare professional make a diagnosis.
White, slightly raised areas in your mouth are common signs of thrush. They're usually found on your tongue or inner cheeks. They can also appear on the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or the back of your throat. These areas may look like cottage cheese.
Very mild cases of thrush may clear up without medical treatment. It usually takes about 14 days of treatment with an oral antifungal medicine to cure more severe thrush infections. If thrush goes untreated and does not go away by itself, it can spread to other parts of the body.
Oral thrush occurs when a yeast infection develops on the inside of your mouth and on your tongue. This condition is also known as oral candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis, or, simply, thrush. The Candida albicans (C. albicans) fungus causes oral thrush. Oral thrush most often occurs in infants and toddlers.
That is the same organism that is responsible for most cases of oral thrush. Therefore, it is quite natural to wonder whether or not yeast can be transmitted from the mouth to the vagina, or vice versa, during oral sex. There have been numerous studies of sexual transmission of yeast infections.
Causes. White tongue is the result of an overgrowth and swelling of the fingerlike projections (papillae) on the surface of your tongue. The appearance of a white coating is caused by debris, bacteria and dead cells getting lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed papillae.
Are there home remedies for thrush?
- Brush the teeth with a soft toothbrush.
- Rinse the mouth with a diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.
- Rinse the mouth with warm saltwater.
- Avoid mouthwash as it can alter the normal flora of the mouth.
- Keep dentures clean and see a dentist if they do not fit correctly.
This may help restore a healthy balance of germs in your mouth. For a more severe case of thrush, your provider may prescribe: Antifungal mouthwash (nystatin). Antifungal medicines taken as a pill or syrup, these medicines include fluconazole (Diflucan) or itraconazole (Sporanox).