61 Home Remedies for Oral Thrush in Infants and Adults

11. Aloe Vera

home remedies for oral thrush - aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the best home remedies for oral thrush that you can easily follow at home. Aloe vera has powerful antifungal agents that can kill off the existing yeast and prevent the infection from spreading further. Besides, aloe vera gel also contains cooling properties, so it is effective in easing both discomfort and itching.  You can apply both topically and orally depending on the severity and nature of the infection.

The aloe vera gel can be applied to the cheeks, tongue, and other affected mouth areas by using a cotton ball. Alternatively, drink ¼ cup of aloe vera juice daily to treat this oral health issue from the roots.

12. Neem Leaves

Neem is a traditionally medicinal tree. This tree’s parts have been used to treat various diseases as well as health conditions. The potent antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties of neem make it become one of the most effective oral thrush remedies. Neem also contains the capacity to enhance the immune system to fight infections. The compounds edunin and nimbidol in neem extracts contain antifungal agents and help fight infections that lead to oral thrush.

In order to treat oral thrush, you take 3 drops of neem oil to swish around the mouth and swallow it. Besides, you can make neem tea to treat oral thrush. You simply clean and put 10 neem leaves into a glass of boiling water. Next, let it steep for about 10 minutes. Drink this tea a couple of times daily until your condition is improved.

13. Warm Starchy Vegetables

Some of the warm starchy vegetables like yams, potatoes, peas, lentils, butternut squash, mung beans, kidney beans, carrots, butternut squash, and beets can support you to treat the oral thrush.

14. Probiotics

Probiotics are foods or supplements that can help you restore the healthy bacteria in the body. Probiotics cannot kill the fungus, but allow our body to rebuild its defense, allowing it to kill off the overgrowth. Yogurt and acidophilus supplements contain probiotics. Taking the supplement in capsule form several times daily until your infection disappears. Yogurt naturally has millions of healthy bacteria, so it can help you treat oral thrush and improve the digestion. Remember that unsweetened plain yogurt is the best for the treatment of oral thrush.

15. Oral Rinses With Hydrogen Peroxide

The healthy bacteria living in the body can release hydrogen peroxide, thus killing the yeast. You can consider using a mixture of diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide solution to kill off the oral thrush.

16. Lemon Juice And Lemon Grass

home remedies for oral thrush - lemon juice and lemon grass

Both of them are famous for their antifungal agents that make them become a safe home remedy for oral thrush that you can use frequently. The lemon juice’s highly acidic nature makes it impossible for the infection to grow in our mouth.

Lemon juice also acts as a natural bleaching property that can lighten your skin tan and it is used in the skin lightening products. You can eat lemon grass infused lemon water and drinks to cure oral thrush. Also, you can directly apply lemon juice in the mouth several times daily to see the faster result.

17. Turmeric And Milk Paste

Turmeric has been used to treat inflammatory conditions, heart diseases, skin diseases, and to heal wounds for centuries. Turmeric contains powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it become one of the best home remedies for oral thrush that you can easily find in the kitchen. You just need to peel and then crush some of the fresh turmeric roots to get 3 tsp of the paste. Add 2 spoonful of milk into this paste and mix it well. Then, you swish this paste around the mouth for a couple of minutes and finally, split it out. Repeat this home remedy twice daily until your condition is improved. Consider doing this home remedy if you want to get rid of oral thrush as soon as possible.

18. Consume Antioxidant-Rich Foods

You can consider consuming more antioxidant-rich fruits including pears, apples, guava and kiwi fruits to boost the ability of fighting disease and keep various diseases away. These fruits are low in calories and sugar and rich in vitamin C that can help you improve the immunity system.

Besides, you can also need to follow a detoxifying diet plan. It is quite important during the starting of oral thrush treatment as it helps you clear out the toxins from your body and it makes the treatment much easier. Remember to drink much water to do a liver flush.

19. Homemade Smoothie

Smoothie that can be cooked at home can be a way to prevent oral thrush. The instruction for this smoothie is shown below:

Ÿ Firstly, you prepare some pieces of cucumbers, a celery stick, some avocados, parsley, 2 tsp of lemon juice and 8 basic leaves, some black pepper and black salt.

Ÿ Next, you mix all of the ingredients above in 250ml of water.

Ÿ You drink ½ this smoothie before the breakfast, and the rest at lunch.

20. Lavender Oil

home remedies for oral thrush - lavender oil

Lavender oil is a popular home remedy that a lot of people with oral thrush have been using to get rid of thrush at home. Due to its antifungal properties, lavender oil becomes one of the widely-used home remedies for oral thrush. You can add 2 drops of this oil into your favorite toothpaste when you brush your teeth in the morning.

21. Warm Water

Fungus cannot live in the  lukewarm or hot environment, so drinking warm water can be an easy way to flush out the fungus in your mouth. You can choose hot or lukewarm water and use one of them to swish the mouth a couple of times daily.

22. Flax Seeds

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this food is a natural immunity booster, so you can consider using it as a home remedy for oral thrush. Flax seeds are known to be effective in curing bacterial and fungal infections. You can drink 1 tsp of flax oil daily or digest ½ tsp of flax seeds to naturally reduce the fungus.

23. Watermelon Rind, Mothballs, And Honey

If you want to cure your oral thrush, you can consider using the combination between mothballs, watermelon rind and honey. It can help you kill fungus. Before doing this home remedy, you need to prepare some ingredients:

Ÿ 3g of mothballs

Ÿ 30g of watermelon rind

Ÿ Honey

And here is the detailed instruction for this remedy:

Ÿ At first, you heat up the watermelon rind until it turns up coal

Ÿ You mill the mothballs

Ÿ Next, you mix both of ingredients with enough amount of honey well.

Ÿ Apply this mixture on your tongue by using a pad after dipping it into the mixture.

Ÿ Finally, store the rest of this mixture in a clean bottle

Ÿ You can follow this home remedy up to 4 times daily until you can see the better result.

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