Tea Tree For Thrush

In today’s world of storm and stress…the medical complications seems to be proliferating by the day..and that too ones which were never paid attention to…they resurrected to be greater and more stressing…one of those being Thrush…frankly I never knew it was called so…I mean I did have idea about something like this but didn’t know that it was called ‘Thrush’…I take this to my responsibility to make you all aware of it.. 

Okay…Oral thrush…also known as oral candidiasis is an infection of the genus Candida that develops on the mucous membranes of the mouth… yeast fungi… It is basically caused by this thing called Candida albicans..

 It’s kind of disgusting and yucky…as it causes thick white or cream-colored deposits…most commonly on the tongue or maybe the inner cheeks….The sores are painful and may even bleed slightly when they are scraped or rubbed…The infected area may appear inflamed and red…

Most horrible thing about this is that it may even spread to the back of the throat or the upper portion of the mouth…

I know its surprising to know this but this fungus exists in almost all parts of out body…including the digestive system… skin and mouth…and as a matter of fact the healthy beings do not face any ailments…However…people on certain medications…reduced immune systems and certain problems are vulnerable to oral thrush which can and may get out of control…

Most vulnerable are the following ones..

  • Ones excessively using mouthwash  
  • Ones on Steroid medication
  • Ones who wear dentures
  • Ones taking Antibiotics  
  • Ones with a weak immune system
  • Ones with Diabetes
  • Ones having other therapies

Hmm…So now you know this Thrush can be pretty irritating and rather disgusting…So…let me introduce you to its biggest enemy…Tea tree oil…

This is one of the most effective natural remedies for in adults’ oral diseases…like one of them being Thrush..

Just to kill your apprehension about Tea tree’s oral use…try looking at the oral care section in the health food store and it would be evident that toothpastes…mouth rinses…and even toothpicks are made with tea tree oil specifically formulated for use in the mouth…

One major reason being..its anti-fungal quality…which acts best against such fungal infections…when used under proper supervision…Tea tree oil can scrape the whiteness from the mouth..you know I mean your coated tongue…

Tea tree acts as this liquids that when passes over the affected region…goes on eradicating the whatever unwanted microbes comes its way…rendering a cleaner and healthier mouth…its best use would be as a mouthwash when suffering from thrush…

A special advise for mothers who breastfeed – Try Using a couple of drops of pure tea tree oil mixed with coconut oil or olive oil and apply to the nipples after each feeding…Gently rinse nipples in warm water and pat dry before feeding when using tea tree oil applications…It makes the nipples devoid of dirt and infections…though it does have a very strong smell and taste..

So…you know enough already..check out our references for now…

  1. Cause of Thrush by healing.about.com
  2. Herbal care by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa
  3. Home remedy for Thrush by candida-cure-recipes.com

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