Top Amazing Home Remedies For Oral Thrush


When you are diagnosed with oral thrush, you may have white patches on your inner cheeks or the tongue. If not treated soon, oral thrush can affect your gums, mouth, throat, and tonsils. Oral thrush may cause other symptoms such as soreness, redness, difficulty in swallowing, loss of taste and a cottony feeling. Oral thrush can affect anyone; however, infants and elderly people have more risk because their immune systems are weak. Moreover, people who suffer from underlying conditions such as diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency, HIV, and hypothyroidism are more likely to be infected. Oral thrush is not contagious.

People often use antifungal medication to control the growth and development of the Candida albicans fungus. It is effective; however, it has some unwanted side effects if used for a long time. But you can improve the symptoms of oral thrush and fasten the healing process with numerous natural home remedies.

Home Remedies For Oral Thrush In Babies And Adults – Natural Solutions For Oral Thrush

  1. Salt

People use salt water to cleanse their mouth, sooth the sore throat or remove stains from their teeth. For oral health, salt is a powerful remedy. The use of salt can help inhibit the growth of the fungus. You should use this treatment for a few days until the symptoms of oral thrush disappear.

Method 1:

Do this:

  • Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water
  • Dissolve salt in water completely
  • Use the salt water to gargle your mouth thoroughly
  • Spit it out
  • Gargle your mouth with the salt water two or three times daily for a satisfactory result

Method 2:

  • Apply some salt to your tongue, your inner cheeks and other areas inside your mouth
  • Use your fingertips to rub it gently for 5 seconds
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water
  • Repeat the treatment twice a week for three for four days
  1. Yogurt

Yogurt can treat the symptoms of oral thrush because it contains good bacteria. To treat oral thrush, you just need to eat 2 or 3 cups of yogurt daily. Alternatively, you can do this:

  • Apply some plain yogurt to your tongue and your inner cheeks
  • Use your fingertips to rub it gently for a few minutes
  • Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water

If you want to have a satisfactory result, you should repeat the treatment once or twice a week for a couple of days.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Enzymes present in apple cider vinegar can help control the growth of candida in your mouth. Moreover, it also balances the pH levels in your body. Consumption of apple cider vinegar is beneficial in improving the immune system and strengthening your body’s natural defense against candida.

Method 1:

You will need:

  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • A cup of  warm water

Do this:

  • Dissolve apple cider vinegar and salt in a cup of warm water
  • Rinse your mouth with that solution two or three times a day until the symptoms of oral thrush disappear completely

Method 2:

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • A little raw honey
  • A cup of warm water

Do this:

  • Add apple cider vinegar and honey in warm water
  • Stir it well
  • Drink that solution twice daily for the best result
  1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is effective in killing the yeasts in your mouth. Moreover, baking soda can neutralize acids and thus, balance the pH levels in your mouth.

Method 1:

  • Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of 5 percent sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in a sufficient amount of water
  • Stir it well to create a paste
  • Soak a cotton ball into this paste
  • Apply it to the affected skin areas inside your mouth and then leave it for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Repeat the treatment daily until you get a satisfactory result

Method 2:

  • Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of warm water
  • Rinse your mouth with this solution
  • Repeat it twice daily until the symptoms of oral thrush disappear completely.

Posted by Huyen My, a health and beauty expert at VKool.com and AllRemedies.com