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How to battle Oral Thrush

Updated on October 21, 2017
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As a chronic sinus sufferer I had to find things that would relieve oral thrush and sinusitis. Personally I believe these go hand in hand.

How to get control of Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a terrible nuisance. It tastes bad, causes bad breath and can be embarrassing. Nothing tastes right and it's all you can think of.

Left untreated it can get out of control.

Even then you can still beat it! You just have to know what can be done about it.

You're in luck because, I'm going to tell you some ways you can fight the battle of Oral Thrush. See which one works the best for you. You might need to try a few as a daily routine. Sinus infections can contribute to oral thrush. Especially if it is bacteria related. babies get thrush from the milk products that turn into bacteria because they for one, can't brush their teeth and tongue.

Oral Thrush can evolve for several reasons

Babies aren't the only ones that get thrush in their mouths.

Oral thrush- or pseudomembranous candidiasis is a fungus/fungal infection in the mouth and consists of creamy, white lesions on your tongue, back of throat, inner cheeks, sides of mouth, sometimes on the roof of mouth.

Can be in all or some of these areas.

Oral thrush can cause pain, loss of taste, cottony feeling, bad breath, dry mouth, dehydration.

Here are some reasons how Oral Thrush can evolve:

1. Sinus infections

2. To much Candida yeast in the body

3. Smoking

4. Weak immune system

5. Dry mouth ( Drink more water)

6. Low levels of iron

7. Low on Vitamin B-12

8. Recently taking Antibiotics

9. Diabetes

10. Or, it just popped up out of know where!!!

To much " Candida- Yeast - Fungus in your Body can be a cause to have Thrush in your mouth

Suffering from oral thrush can be that you have to much Candida albicans within your body.

It is a fungus that thrives in moist, dark environments such as the mouth,and many other places. Most of the time until the problems actually show on the body, we aren't aware that we have to much of the fungus. So, seeing it on the body is the way your body is showing you there is a problem and you need to fix it. It doesn't mean just on the outside, you can start helping your body from the inside and working your way to the outside.

So this is how you do it:

Step 1 : Try daily doses of " Chlorophyll" to start within your body

Step 2: Use Daktarin Oral Gel on tongue

Step 3: Use baking soda when brushing your teeth and tongue

Step 4 : Swish your mouth a few times a day alternating with the " Pink Magic Mouthwash" and/or Apple Cider Vinegar

Step 5: Dink LOT"S of water

Step 6: Start eating right. By just cutting down on a few things such as: "SUGARS" and foods containing yeast ( White Bread for one) and starches such as pastas and potatoes. Just to name a few!

Step 7: Turn on the air purifier before going to sleep at night

Pink Magic Mouth Wash

Home Remedy, Especially good for Patients who are going through Chemotherapy, radiation treatments and tend to get mouth sores

Never heard of the "Swish and Spit Pink Magic Mouth Wash"?

Well I'm going to tell you about it now. You can make it at home easily with these two products. It relieves mouth pain and soreness. Just be sure not to swallow any of it.

You will need:

1 bottle ( any size) Pink Children's Liquid Benadryl - Cherry Flavor

1 bottle ( any size ) Maalox - Plain or Cherry Flavor

Mix equal parts of Benadryl and Maalox together in a small bowl or glass, what ever you prefer.

It can be one tablespoon each or 1/4 cup each.

Then Swish it all around your mouth, gargle, swish some more and Spit it out.

If you have some more in your bowl or glass do it again. If not, don't worry about it.

Do it again in four hours, every four hours there after. Do not rinse with water, eat or drink anything for at least 15 minutes. It's very soothing, a little chalky from the Maalox. But you can handle it. Believe me this does work. Better than any mouth wash you can buy.

Other mouth wash's are strong and will only make your Oral Thrush worse.

Then to get it under control from the inside drink 1-2 cups of Pau D' Arco tea a day. Don't forget to drink lot's of water throughout the day. So you can generate Saliva. Since Oral Thrush loves dry mouth!

Tonsil Stones almost the same symtoms as oral thrush

Another option to look at

Tonsil Stones ( Tonsilloliths) don't cause Oral Thrush. But, the symptoms are pretty much the same.

Nasty taste in mouth, white covered tongue, sore throat. Do you have Oral Thrush or Tonsil Stones causing your mouth misery?

For tonsil Stones, look in the back of your throat at your tonsils and see if there is a, or more white clusters stuck on your tonsils like in this picture. If so, did you know that you can remove them yourself. By using a Q-tip or the end of your toothbrush you can pop them out. It's not as easy as I just made it sound. Especially if your gag reflex is sensitive. Plus, they like to stay hidden in the tonsil. Pretty much buried inside of the tonsil crevices.

YOU WILL GAG! There's no doubt about it.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Take by mouth and/or gargle with a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with a little water can improve the PH balance in your body and causes it to become more Alkaline. It helps to fight off the Intestinal Yeast overgrowth by killing the yeast that is in your body.

It also prevents growth of bacteria in the Digestive tract.

You can also Gargle 2-3 times a day with Straight Apple Cider Vinegar holding it for a few minutes in your mouth. This will kill bad bacteria on your tongue.

The best Apple Cider Vinegar to use is one that is raw, un-distilled and unpasteurized, with no additives or preservatives.

Benefits of Pau D'Arco

Pau d Arco bark or tea is also very good since it is anti fungal and kills bacteria. Such as Yeast.

Also aides in Cancer, Candida, parasites, viruses, relieves infections, reduces inflammation, promotes digestion, relieves pain, strengthens the immune system, flushes toxins from the body, and protects against cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

Drink a cup of hot Pau D Arco tea once daily.

Chlorophyll is another Good Source

Great Breath Freshener from within.

Chlorophyll is Green-Green-Green!! It kills Bacteria & Germs. Chlorophyll is a deodorizer and eliminates odor from your throat and mouth.

Taking a couple of teaspoons mixed in a glass and a little bit of water twice a day is recommended.

Gargle with it after brushing your teeth.

It is also good for:

* Body odor

* Bad breath

* Respiratory problems

* Rheumatism

* Liver problems

* Anemic pale complexions

* Weight problems

* Constipation

* Menstrual pain

* Sore throat

* Fatigue

Where can you get Chlorophyll?

I personally have used products from Synergy World Wide. The company is NASDAQ listed and has won a Noble prize. Their products are quality guaranteed. They offer money back if for some reason you are not satisfied with any of their products.

Their Chlorophyll product as well as all of their products have been tested from their very own Scientist/Physicians for Potency and Purity.

Ordering from them can be easy when doing a monthly auto-ship. That way you will never run out. Every 30-days a shipment will arrive at your door like clock work. Can be canceled at any time with no problem.

Of course, you don't have to do auto-ship if this is something your not comfortable with.

Brush Baking Soda on the Tongue

Everyone knows baking soda is great for whitening teeth. Brushed on the tongue to get rid of bacteria is a great benefit. Since baking soda does eliminate odor and bacteria.

After every brushing sprinkle baking soda on the toothbrush then brush the tongue and rinse mouth.

The Day Oral Thrush became my Culprit and how my tongue got it

It started September 2016. I was at work and things were slow. So a couple of employee's from another department were asked to clean our office.

Our office was filthy. We did not have a Janitor and my co-worker and I did not have time to clean much. Needless to say the dirt built up fast!

Long story short. One of the employees started sweeping the floor with a long bristle broom. Before we knew it, a huge dust cloud hung over the entire office. Just lingered there. In the mean time my nose started itching.

Later that evening at home my nose realy started to tickle and itch continuously. The sneezing began and my nose was running and would not stop. I contacted a bad sinus infection from the dust.

It lasted 5 month's. I went back and forth to the doctor every month for 3 month's. Every time I went I recieved a different antibiotic and shot's. I was miserable. Nothing helped. On top of that I got Oral Thrush. That was something else I had to deal with. I tried all these different remedies that I am writing about here on my site. Even now that I don't have oral thrush or a sinus infection any more I still do the vinegar, baking soda, drink Pau' D Arco tea, chlorophyll.

All of this together has helped me tremendously and I hope all or some of this information can help some one else.

I am not a Physician or expert. Only know what worked for me.

How does an Air Purifier help keep Oral Thrush away?

Since my oral thrush/sinus infection incident. I have also added 4 air purifiers in my home to keep the air cleaner, keep the bacteria away. They filter pollen, chemicals, dust, pollutants, smoke, pet dander and more. Can also help if you are someone that snores while sleeping. The cool, fresh air that comes back out after being sifted/filtered through the air purifier can help you breathe easier and possibly eliminate a little bit of the troublesome snoring which makes the mouth dry. We all know bacteria likes for our mouth to be dry so it can live and thrive. Which gives oral thrush another reason to stick around on the tongue.

Daktgarin Oral Gel

Daktarin oral gel is used for infections of the mouth & throat. Best for thrush.
The main ingrediant is Miconazole. Used for treating infections caused by fungi, including yeast.
It is a small tube so you might want to get a couple at a time.

Magnesium Malate Benefits of

Promotes the production of saliva, which helps control oral bacteria. Dry mouth is how the bacteria grows. It is important to choose a good form of magnesium, magnesium malate. It is considered an alpha hydroxy acid which is good for the skin.

There are other types of magnesium such as citrate, oxide, glycinate, taurate, they are for different things.

Be careful not to smell flowers to close. Sniffing them can give you a Bacterial - Sinus infection, which can cause Thrush all over again.

© 2011 Ramona

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      Mechman 22 months ago

      A lot of very good info. I have had problems with my stomach for several years. Just starting to get a white tongue and a sore throat. Was put on Nystatin 10000/mi Sus and Fluconazole. haven't seen any comments on Prescription Meds. Any specific reason..

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Im currently dealing with oral thrush due to antibotics. I have tried everything the doctors have given me, BUT norhing worked. I did my own research and learned about this magic mouthwash along with oil pulling. I am on my 2nd day of both and feel completely different. Also cut out ALL sugars I ate, along with a 35billon(instead of 5billion) probotic. Good luck

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      help ive had 2 yrs massive dental issues, dry mouth, that recently resulted in all my teeth being extracted, i have thrush very bad, no immune system left, and only now have salvia back in mouth am taking tabs for the fungal infection, not cancer! mouth is sooooooooooooo sore, swollen, but the tabs make a difference, want to kick this thrush in the butt! can anyone help as i still have stitches in my mouth! urgh...................

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: has anything worked>?? mine is horrible!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Pls help me I have mouth thrust I can not eat or drink iv been doctors but nothings working help

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      Ramona 5 years ago from Arkansas

      @anonymous: Wait about 3 days until you use a mouth wash.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Since I got thrush because of excessive antibacterial mouthwash, can I still use mouthwash at least once a day during treatment?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for these easy and inexpensive remedies. I have oral thrush for the first time in my life as well as a sinus infection for the first time. I did not tie in thrush to sinus problems! I am going to go buy this stuff now!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is very good information, I like it, thank you for sharing. :)

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      Ramona 5 years ago from Arkansas

      @anonymous: Sorry for the inconvenience. Your opinion is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't trust a website that says "one" when it means "won"

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'll try that apple cider to keep my mouth free of bacteria.

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      50WaysToProfit 5 years ago

      Thanks, I think you have a lot of good info, saved to my bookmarks!

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      some useful information here. nicely done

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      As a Nurse I have heard of this before. Great lens. Great info.

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      Ramona 5 years ago from Arkansas

      @anonymous: Mouth wash just makes it worse. try either the Pau d' arco tea or Chamomile tea. Drink the Chamomile warm with as little or no sugar as you can. This will get in your system. Then make a strong batch and gargle at least 4 times a day with it. if you can stand the apple cider vinegar do that in between. Just do a combination of these things, rotating days.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hi just wonder if u could help me i had thrush in my mouth but still got some white stuff left could u please help me wat else could i try as i try things from the doctors and try just normal mouth wash ..

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      laporter79 lm 6 years ago

      Great info! My baby suffered from this for a long time

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      is there any natural way to treat oral yeast infection? well, that pic is kinda disgusting though.

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      Suzane89 6 years ago

      Thrush could be caused due to a host of reasons like the consequence of pregnancy, some form of ailments like diabetes, wearing odd or tight fitted undergarments and due to overdoing the cleaning routine of the genitals.

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