Effective Natural Remedies for Thrush: Safe & Easy Solutions


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Posted by Kareng (Sugarland, Texas, Usa) on 04/07/2011

I have not had thrush in my mouth but a friend gets it regularly. I finally persuaded her to begin an Acidopholis Therapy. Go to your local Healthfood Shop and look in the Refrigerated Section for a good Prebiotic/Probiotic/Acidopholis. Take twice the dose for about a week then follow dose on bottle, forever! You can change brands to get different strands. I use only one, but you have to get it from the company online. It is superior IMO. Caprylic Acid is also helpful. For quick relief you can find Candida drops in your Healthfood Shop. Also, White Oak Bark can be found in a Tincture or open the capsule and mix in distilled water to rinse the mouth. If you can get Raw Milk, rinsing with that will help as well. Good Luck!

Posted by Azg (Toronto, On) on 09/27/2009

I breastfed my son until he was 16 months old and we encountered thrush twice. The second time it actually gave him a diaper rash of yeast! My naturopath gave me a special blend of Acidophilus from the refridgerated section. It's a loose powder and I would cover my nipple in it before AND after breastfeeding. Before ensured he would get a dose of it into his mouth and after to ensure he didn't give the yeast back to me, and create a vicious cycle of cross contamination. I also dusted his bum with it at diaper changes. I am not exxagarating when I tell you he was cured of all symptoms of thrush within 2 days.

To encourage both our healing, I let him stay out of a diaper for a good 20 or 30 minutes at each diaper change ( the air helps dry and heal the yeast). I also avoided all processed sugar foods for myself as to starve the yeasties living in my body.

Good luck to you! Most health food stores have naturopaths or naturopathic students on staff. Please take their advice more seriously than any doctor's!!! Don't put scary chemicals/medicines into your tiny babies!

Raw Sauerkraut

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Posted by Danny (Seattle, Wa) on 08/19/2014

I started taking raw sauerkraut about a week ago and the thrush I've been battling for years is gone now. I read some research about how raw, fermented foods like Sauerkraut and Kimchi cure yeast, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I took only about a teaspoon for the first 2 days, then I moved up to 1 tablespoon, and now I'm taking 2 tablespoons. Also, I've been having chronic sinus problems and the sauerkraut seems to be clearing that up as well. I guess it really was a yeast issue all along. Make sure you buy RAW sauerkraut. The raw kind helps fight yeast and the kind that's not raw can actually add to it. Good luck out there! There are cures if you really investigate!

Replied by Rebel

That is great Danny. I made some a week ago and it should be ready tomorrow. I hope it turns out right. I took some raw green cabbage, sea salt, and a probiotic pill and sealed them into a air tight BPH free container. Ground cabbage up, put a layer and then covered with sea salt and repeated. Took about 2 maybe 3 cups of cabbage with probiotic and some water made it into liquid with the ( nutria bullet )poured over the top, smashed down with spoon ( wooded ) and fill the rest up with rolled up cabbage leaves and sealed.

There are lots of recipes on the net, but it is time consuming. I have also been making some kefir coconut water. Only I am able to get it to ferment and turn bubbly, but my kefir grains are not turning into the cauliflower looking grains when it is finished. It looks and has the texture of yogurt. I could only find milk kefir at the store. But at least the water does ferment and is like wine almost.

I just started doing all of this, I am trying to get rid of possible candida or morgellons on my arms, I think the two could be related, because every time I have a breakout on my arms I also get athletes feet between my toes. These two things always come together and leave together.

Replied by Danny
(Seattle, WA)

That's amazing. I didn't make my own sauerkraut - just bought it at a health food store. Hope it works for you. Best of luck!!

Salted Butter

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Posted by Dave (California) on 11/23/2017

I am reporting a help aid for people that use Asthma inhalers!

I have asthma and must use Simbicort to control my problem. With Symbicort it controls my asthma but I was getting a bad cases of THRUSH in my mouth and my gums were receding and my teeth were starting to decay and turn black even though I used an extension and rinsed my mouth after every use the Thrush would continue off and on in my mouth! One day quite by accident, I got a little slice of salted butter and put it in my mouth because I like butter and I noticed that the thrush on my tongue started to form so I went and rinsed my mouth and my mouth was clear! And the thrush was almost instantly gone! So I googled "butter" and found that a lot of people have been cured of tooth decay with butter! So before I use my inhaler I coat my mouth with butter including my teeth (with my finger) and I no longer suffer from thrush! My black teeth almost turned white in a couple days and my gums stopped receding and my tooth decay is going away!

And the sore throat that you get with the inhalers is gone and my voice returned back to normal. I use salted butter but I don't know if the unsalted butter works?

I hope this helps others.

I told a nurse about this and he laughed and so I thought maybe it's not the butter that is helping me so I stopped using the butter for 4 days and all my ills returned! So now I continued using the butter. I hope this works for others as well!

Note: I do not overuse butter.

Shea Butter

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Posted by Joanna (London, UK) on 05/11/2009

Hi, I just want to share with you a remedy for relief of vaginal thrush soreness/itching. I have been in terrible pain for just over a week now having tried lots of remedies, natural and conventional for thrush. Unfortunately, I got a bad bout of it after taking an emergency contraceptive pill a couple of weeks ago and nothing would sooth it. I was in my local organic grocery shop at the weekend and they were selling lumps of pure shea butter. I bought some and melted it in a glass bowl over a pan of hot water and mixed in a couple of tablespoons of virgin coconut oil and allowed it to cool. I actually made this for my severely dry legs and hands but I applied it over my entire body including all over my vaginal area before bed. The next morning not only is my entire body dry skin free it has healed all the soreness and itching from the thrush! I feel the first relief in ages. I also use garlic and yogurt internally which does help but it doesn't sooth the soreness enough on the outside. I tried VCO oil on it's own, ACV, yoghurt, lemon juice externally none of which helped me. Shea butter is easily available online or from independent Caribbean or health food shops. Also, I have found VCO is a great lubricator for sex as I find even the mildest ones can set off my thrush. Hope this helps someone and thanks for all the great advice on this site.

Replied by Martina9eld
(Burnaby, Bc/canada)

Yes! Shea Butter instantly took the burning away from my tongue and gums.

Tea Tree Oil

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Posted by Louise (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 12/15/2012

Tea tree oil was a godsend for me in treating a bad case of oral thrush I had after taking antibiotics for strep throat. My thrush was so bad that I had a sore throat for weeks, large bumps at the back of my tongue (as well as a thick white coating) and I had even begun to have chest pain and difficulty swallowing (I can only think that the thrush must have traveled down my esophagus, as I read this can happen).

The doctor prescribed liquid Nystatin and after 10 days it had helped with the chest pain and difficulty swallowing (the instructions were to swish and then swallow the Nystatin liquid) but I still had a sore throat that was not going away. My mum came across the idea of gargling with tea tree oil so I tried 5 drops tea tree in about a 1/4 cup of water, gargled a few minutes and swished around my mouth, then spit and did not rinse my mouth. Within hours my sore throat was so much better and within a couple days of doing the gargle and swishing in my mouth twice a day, all traces of the thrush were gone! I also had to cut out all sugar while doing this as each time I ate sugar it seemed to make the symptoms start to return. I hope this will help anyone suffering as I was.

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Posted by Sarah (Chicago, IL) on 10/09/2006

I have been on many inhaled steroid regimes for many years and if you do not rinse the back of your throat properly after each use you will get Thrush. This is obnoxious and itchy in the back of your throat and if you have it, you know you want it gone ... NOW. Tea tree oil gargle or mouthwash can be found in any vitamin/nutrition store or you can just add a little T.T.O. to your regular daily mouthrinse or gargle. Just make sure that it gets to the farest depths of the throat without gagging and then sip some water. You will feel immediate relief and continue with it twice a day for a week or so. What doctors will prescribe for it to go away takes much longer and the antibiotics (especially for women) have many other unpleasant side effects. So try the tea tree oil. It is great.

Replied by Laurel
(Lake Forest, California)

My lactation consultant recommended using Tea Tree Oil in the dishwasher to kill the thrush bacteria from all the bottles and other items the bacteria may have been growing. It is fully pesticide free and though the smell is quite strong I think it really helped. I even like the smell now. I always think "clean" when I smell it. We used this in conjunction with GENTIAN VIOLET and my son's thrush went away within a week.


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Posted by Lena (Queens, USA) on 10/22/2007

Two of my kids had thrush before turning 4 months old. My grandmother told me to use a cotton ball or clean white cloth, wet with bit of babies urine from first morning diaper change and wipe on the white patches on tongue and mouth. Cleared in 1-2 weeks.

Replied by Donna
(Janesville, WI)

With all the other suggestions on here, I have no idea why you still allow this comment to be on here. Urine in the baby's mouth??? That is sick...

(Albany, NY)

Urine therapy is older than any other therapy listed on this page of remedies (look it up and see it's history). I second using this therapy as a safe and VERY viable alternative to OTC and prescription medications. Once you're over the stigma, you'll see it works. Narrow mind = sick.

(Glenside, PA)

Since urine is acidic (urea), vinegar would probably work just as well. I heard that vinegar works.

(San Luis Obispo, California)

I agree that urine can be safely used as a remedy. It is sterile but not necessarily non-toxic (bleach is sterile). In the diving world, it is often used to remove sea urchin spines.

(Melbourne, VIC Australia)

I know there's some stigma over using this-but quite a lot of skin creams contain urea-one of the major components of urine. I can tell you that getting a small amount of fresh urine on a cotton wool ball and applying it to styes, works a treat-your stye will be gone in a few hours-may need a couple of applications though.

(Port Huron, Mi)

I just stumbled upon this thread regarding urine being used in several pharmaceuticals. I went to a dermatologist a few months ago for some bumps on my shoulders and they gave me some samples of urea foam. I started laughing and made a rhetorical comment asking the nurse, "why don't I just go home and rub urine all over my shoulders?". She didn't find it funny and responded with defiance. I think something along the lines of it not being the same thing. Maybe not the same thing but all of the ingredients are there, eh? Just another example of ignorance in the field of medicine. Oh, and the foam did not work. Turns out it's not what they thought it was so I canceled my follow-up visit and treated it with suggestions from you guys. Worked like a charm!

(Reading Pa)

This site is for ailments and cures not your personal opinions. If you don't have anything constructive to say keep your thoughts to yourself. It may be depriving someone or something that might be helpful.

(Easley, S.C.)

I agree with Robert. Your own urine can heal.

Replied by David
(Dallas, Texas)

Get over the stigma of urine being gross and nasty. Terminally ill people can survive and become well by drinking nothing but their own urine. It is not a waste product, it is a filtration of your blood and has very strong anti-biotic anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.... Do the research, many medicines are backwards engineered from urine.

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Do your homework before you slag somebody's suggestion.

Urine is sterile and is only made up of water and the excess nutrients your body doesn't need at that time. The amount of health applications it has is extraordinary. And it does genuinely work. And it does so without the side effects of anything conventional medicine will throw at a problem.

I'm a registered nurse and an alternative wellness practitioner and teacher, I use it and I've had patients use it. It's probably one of the only remedies out there that you never hear a bad word about and you never hear that it did nothing. People are always pleasantly surprised... If a little reticent to share the news with their mates lol.


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Posted by Suzanne (London, United Kingdom) on 06/04/2009

I've just been reminded of a remedy for vaginal thrush that my doctor recommended many years ago (he was into alternative remedies). It worked then and it works now as I can attest, having had another bout of thrush recently. The remedy is plain LIVE yogurt. Dip a tampon into the yogurt and insert into the vagina. For outside irritation place yogurt on a pad. It is so cooling and the relief is tremendous. It really does work especially when you are feeling raw and bleeding.

Replied by Debbie
(Dublin, Ireland)

hi i was just wondering for vaginal thrush what do you do with the yoghurt?

Replied by Palesadot
(Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa)

The suggested remedy worked for me!!! Almost immediately! I applied it last night and it stung a bit, but when I applied it this morning, I felt nothing! I don't have the uncontrollable need to scratch the outer area of my vagina!!! Peeing has never been so hassle-free!!! Thanks a mil!!

Posted by Amar (Rochester, MI) on 01/06/2007

Hi, i have a remedy for vaginal thrush and am not sure if it's included coz it seems like you're talking about mouth thrush only. I had vaginal thrush about 8 years ago. I used plain yogurt for cleaning- make sure you wash off real good. I also started eating a lot of yogurt and its been gone for the past 8 years.

Replied by Keeza
(Louisville, Kentucky)

When my brother was a baby he had thrush of the mouth so bad he could barely suck on a bottle.No matter what the doctor did it would not go away, A elderly lady at our church told my mother to use plain yogurt and dilute it with water until you are able to get it out of the nipple. About a week later it was gone.Yes yougurt does work really well!!!

Replied by Jehnavi
(Lake City, Florida , Usa)

You can treat thrush with natural yoghurt ... I have loads thrush when I was actually pregnant a real pain! I used natural yoghurt, which I bought Sainsburys and helps ... I would say reduce the sex until it is investigated otherwise ur partner gets it and just keep pests and vice versa!

Replied by Immils
(Kentucky, Usa)

The reason the yogurt works is because it would be a type of probiotic for the baby. I have been studying natural medicine for approx 12 years now and have treated thrush successfully in babies and diabetic adults. To treat thrush which is a fungal infection called Candidiasis (Yeast for short), I give a strong probiotic and Pau D'Arco. This treatment will cure any yeast infection whether of the mouth or elsewhere. The physiology behind this is simple, the natural flora of the body is depleted and it can't keep the "bad bacteria" at bay so it begins to grow out of control and spread to other parts of the body creating what we see as Thrush or Yeast infections.

Pau D'Arco has a miraculous ability to choose not to hurt the "good" natural flora in the body but to help it grow and kill the "bad" bacteria in the body. The probiotic builds the "good" bacteria of the body up to sufficient numbers to keep the "bad bacteria from affecting us. The "bad" bacteria is always in our body but we have to be stronger and outnumber it. Once the symptoms of the candidiasis goes away then you can stop taking the Pau D'Arco and just take the probiotic for maintenance. Both come in forms that can be given to babies and neither are harmful in any way to the body from infant to adult. Hope this helps and I probably give more information than needed, all my friends and family tell me I do anyway. :)

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