The thrush is an infection caused by a fungus called candida albicans. It can affect anyone, although it is more common in small children, elders, people who suffer from chronic health problems, and people with a weak immune system. Sometimes, thrush is caused by medicine like corticosteroids, antibiotics and oral contraceptives. The chronic health problems that can lead to thrush are diabetes, HIV, cancers, dry mouth, hormonal imbalance due to pregnancy, hormonal imbalance due to an endocrine disease. Except these cases, the thrush can also affect heavy smokers or the people who wear improper braces (too big or too small). Plus, the thrush can be transmitted from the baby to the mother breastfeeding him or vice versa. The symptoms for thrush are: white liquid on the tongue, lesions inside the mouth, unpleasant taste, burning or itching, and in serious cases pain and difficulty in swallowing, the feeling that food gets stuck in the throat, and fever.
Homemade treatment for thrush
The thrush can be treated at home, even if will take more time until you completely get rid of this problem. All you need to have is one ingredient – baking soda. Take one teaspoon of baking soda two hours after each important meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner), to attack the infection directly in the digestive tube. Sodium bicarbonate is alkaline and is proven to be very effective against thrush. Depending on the severity of the infection, this treatment can last up to one month. It is important to avoid eating for three hours after taking the baking soda. Also, do not give up on the treatment until the thrush symptoms will disappear for good.
Make sure you use the homemade remedy as soon as you know you have thrush. Otherwise, he fungus can spread and affect your lungs, liver or skin. Thrush is unpleasant for everyone, and some pharmacy medicine will create a perfect environment for this in your mouth. So, try homemade remedies with maximum effect and no side effect.