What is Thrush?

Thrush is a medical condition that occurs when you develop an infection due to the overgrowth of yeast Candida Albicans. It mostly grows in your mouth, throat but can be found in any other part of your body. This condition can quickly become irritated and cause mouth pain and redness. The cause of Thrush in adults can be many. Mostly it is caused by illnesses, stress, or medications.

What are the Symptoms of Thrush?

Typical: There are some typical symptoms of Thrush. When you notice a white raised-up wound in your mouth, you may have Thrush. You may also suffer from irritation and pain inside your mouth. In some cases, a person with this condition may experience a loss of taste. A person may feel that there is something cottony stuck inside the mouth. Difficulty swallowing and feeling that food is trapped in the throat is another common symptom of this condition.
Might Experience: In some severe cases, one may also suffer from fever.

What are the Causes of Thrush?

There are certain causes of Thrush. Such as uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, dry mouth, smoking, wearing unfitted dentures, etc. HIV infections can also cause Thrush. During pregnancy, some hormonal changes can trigger this condition. Other than that, there are some medicines like corticosteroids, antibiotics, and birth control pills that may cause or worsen a thrush infection.

When to see a Doctor?

This condition can be healed within a couple of weeks if you have a strong immune system. However, in case you have an underlying disease and your immune system is weak, you may need to see your doctor. Especially, if your symptoms are worsening or staying more than two weeks.

Lifestyle Prevention of Thrush

  • Some measures may help you to reduce the possibility of getting Thrush.
  • Following a good oral hygiene routine is really important. However, certain mouthwashes or sprays can cause Thrush so be very careful when using them. Quit smoking. Working out daily and eating clean is also very important if you want to prevent thrush

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Thrush

Some very effective Ayurvedic remedies will help you cure Thrush. Some of the herbs and spices such as Garlic, Turmeric, Neem, Asparagus, Guduchi, Olive leaf extract, Ashwagandha, Ginger, Triphala, etc. are very useful for Thrush.
  • Garlic: Garlic can switch off the yeast gene activity. That is the reason it is a very effective herb for treating Thrush. Try to add raw garlic cloves in your salad or as a seasoning rather than cooking them.
  • Ginger: Ginger has an anti-inflammatory property and that is the reason this herb is also useful for treating Thrush. Drinking ginger water will help you reduce inflammation. To make this, grate half tsp of ginger and add it to 4 cups of boiling water and steep it for 10 to 12 minutes. Strain the ginger from water and drink it. You can add honey to enhance the taste.
  • Neem: Neem is a great herb that has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. This is a very effective herb for Thrush. Take 2 tsp of neem powder and mix it with water to make a paste and apply to the affected area.
Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Garlic | Turmeric | Neem | Shatavari | Guduchi | Olive leaf extract | Ashwagandha | Ginger | Triphala
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
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Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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