Aromatherapy Treatment for Thrush
One of the most significant natural anti- fungal agents is essential oil of Tea Tree. This is available in pessary (insertable) form in some countries but the oil can be used in the bath or in more concentrated form in a hand basin of water use 6 drops warm water and bathe the vaginal area with it. AlthoughTeaTree oil is much more soothing than most anti- fungal drugs do use it well diluted at first in cause of any irritation. Other useful oils to use in this way are Lavender and Myrrh, and they could be blended with Tea Tree to help speed up healing.
Herbalism Treatment for Thrush
Herbalists will probably give much of the advice discussed under Naturopathy below and are equally likely to recommend the above oils for local use, other herbs that have healing soothing and anti fungal effects include Marigold (Calendula officinalis) and Cone Flower (Ecbinacea angustifolia or E purpurea) These are best used in tincture form dilute at the rate of5 ml ( 1 tsp ) to 600 ml.
Other Possible Causes of Thrush
Quite often a vicious circle can be set up by an infection: cystitis- treated by antibiotis- leading to thrush. other factors can be the contraceptive pill frequent digestive infections, a diet high in sugasor generally being over stressed and run-down Conventional treatment involves the use of anti fungal crams or peccaries and self help measures can often the best route o avoid repetition of the infection. (1 pt /2 ½ cups) of warm water, and use as a local was. For oral thrush in babies apply a little with water as a mouthwash. A powerful internal anti- fungal remedy is garlic and if thrush recurs frequently taking either fresh garlic or garlic capsules daily can help to combat generally east infection. It can also be used locally although it may irritate the vaginal membranes if they are veryi inflamed- peel a clove of garlic dip it in olive oil ( you may want to tie a piece of cotton thread around it , so you don't lose it inside) insert in the vagina and leave over night.
Homeopathy Treatment for Thrush
Treatment will focus on internal remedies, backed up by local self help measures Practitioners may even prescribe homeopathic doses of Candida it self, but some other possible remedies are Merc sol: for reddish patheches. Especially if oral thrush when there may be blisters on the mucous membranes with thick slimy discharge and some mould like odor. Marigold (Calendula officinalis) there may be painful blisters on the lips or tongue. Drier and more inflamed symptoms make this more suitable as a remedy than Merc sol. Sulphur: for an itching and burning sensation and a thick white discharge with some odor. In oral thrush sulphur may indicated when there is a foul taste and odor, lots of white blisters or yeast coating in the mouth and dry rough lips.
Naturopathy Treatment for Thrush
Fungal infections thrive in warm, damp environments so it is important to keep the vaginal area cool and dry and let it breathe more freely. Only use cotton underwear and avoid tights or tight jeans. Do not use bubble baths or strong vaginal deodorants as they can disturb your normal defenses. Apart from the oils or herbs to use locally you may find it helpful to wash with salt water - use about a handful of salt in a hand basin of warm water. If you are in an active sexual relationship it is important for both of you to look at these suggestions as you may re- infect each other without joint treatment, live natural (plain) yoghurt can also be used locally on a sanitary towel (napkin) or tampon, this help to encourage the defensive bacteria to multiply. If a recent course of antibiotic seems to be the cause, then eating live yoghurt will aid the defensive flora in the defensive flora in the gut too. Since yeasts will flourish onsugars, reduce all concentrated sugar and refined can hydrated in the diet and also severely restrict alcohol. Eat plenty of vegetables and whole grains. And use a fair amount of olive for any salad dressings as this has a natural anti-fungal effect (it may be applied) sparingly locally too. Especially if the area is dry and inflamed). As a supplement Lactobacillus acidophilus has a significant effect on suppressing year invasion and encouraging the gut fl or a it is the beacteria which conversion milk into yoghurt but occurs in much higher concentration in the capsules or powder that are quite widely available . If diarrhea develops then stop taking it immediately.