12 Natural Ways To Fight Oral Thrush (You Should Be Doing #6 Everyday)

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You, or perhaps someone you care about, have more than likely had to deal with a common yeast infection called oral thrush or oropharyngeal candidiasis. This is an overgrowth of yeast inside the mouth that commonly affects the tongue.

The yeast responsible for this condition, Candida albicans, lives in our mouths normally. The problem arises when our immune system becomes weakened or the natural balance of bacteria in our body becomes unbalanced, and this yeast is allowed to grow out of control.

This overgrowth leads to some slightly raised, white lesions on the tongue and inner cheeks at first. If not controlled quickly, it can spread to the gums, tonsils, the upper part of the throat, and the roof of the mouth.

You might feel soreness in your mouth; a cottony, coated feeling on the tongue; loss of taste; and difficulty swallowing.

Since this yeast lives inside all of us, oral thrush can happen to anyone. Most times, however, oral thrush occurs in the elderly, infants, those with a weakened immune system, those who wear dentures, or those who have a vaginal yeast infection, diabetes, or cancer.

Repeated episodes of oral thrush usually indicate a damaged immune system. If you have been suffering through repeated episodes of oral thrush, you should focus on strengthening your immune system with a proper diet, exercise, sleep, and vitamin D. You can also consume immune system-repairing herbs and spices, such as garlic, turmeric, and Echinacea.

We have made a list of the best 12 natural ways to treat oral thrush at home. For infants, toddlers, and very small children, please consult your doctor before trying any home treatment program. You can damage the delicate membranes inside the mouth and on your baby’s tongue by trying to remove thrush yourself.

Find the best ways to deal with thrush naturally and at home. Keep reading!

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