An overgrowth of the fungus known as Candida causes thrush. Small amounts of bacteria and fungus are perpetually present in the mouth but they do not cause any harm because the immune system keeps them under check. When the immune system becomes weak or functions inefficiently it is unable to control the growth of the fungus.
The fungus infects the tongue, gums and the inner lip area. The first signs of thrush are creamy white lesions which are slightly raised. They appear on the tongue and the inner cheeks and sometimes also on the roof of the mouth and the back of the throat.
These sores can increase in size and spread to other areas in the mouth and can cause pain and bleeding that occurs when they are scratched or scraped. The causes of this infection are mainly poor health, cancer, diabetes, aids and steroid medications. It is mostly prevalent in babies and goes away on its own in a couple of week’s time.
How To Cure Thrush Naturally
Tea Tree Oil
Warm a glass of water. Put two to three drops of tea tree oil into it. Mix well and gargle and rinse your mouth three times daily. Swish the water well inside the mouth before spitting it out.
Alum heals all kind of sores and stops bleeding. It is widely used in treating all kind of mouth diseases and disorders. Grind alum into a fine powder. Take a teaspoon of alum powder and mix it with a glass of warm water. Rinse your mouth thoroughly every morning and at night before going to bed. The sores will vanish very quickly.
Aloe vera has antifungal, antibacterial and quick healing properties which deal with the fungus infection most efficiently and rapidly. Take a piece of aloe vera leaf and slice away the thorny sides.
Slit the leaf from the middle into two. Rub the gel side on the guns inner cheeks, inner lips and tongue for ten minutes. Keep for five minutes then rinse your mouth with water. Use regularly twice a day.
Prepare a mouthwash by boiling two teaspoons of turmeric powder in two glasses of water. Boil for five minutes and cool the liquid. Rinse your mouth with the warm mouthwash. Swish the water around in the mouth for a minute before throwing it out. Use this mouthwash twice daily.
The healing properties of turmeric will eradicate the infection, put an end to the pain and bleeding and will effect a quick recovery.
Baking soda is very effective in clearing up the infection and healing the sores. Its antiseptic properties do away with the infection very swiftly and start the healing process immediately. Take some warm water in a glass and add to it a teaspoon of baking soda. Rinse your mouth thoroughly. Use this mouthwash two or three times a day.