How to Cure Thrush Mouth


Thrush mouth is caused by an overgrowth of the Candida albicans fungus. The condition causes white or yellow patches to form on the inside of the cheeks or on the tongue. The patches may be painful or bleed in some people. Oral thrush is most common in babies and toddlers, but can affect people of any age. There are a number of treatments available to cure thrush mouth.

Things You'll Need

  • Unsweetened yogurt
  • White vinegar
  • Acidophilus supplement
  • Wait and see if the thrush clears up without medical intervention. In healthy toddlers and children, mild thrush mouth may resolve on its own, according to the Mayo Clinic.

  • Add unsweetened yogurt to your diet to help cure thrush and prevent reccurrence. Yogurt helps restore the natural bacterial balance in the mouth, which is especially beneficial for thrush caused by antibiotic use.

  • Clean nipples and pacifiers with equal parts of water and white vinegar. Vinegar will kill thrush and prevent reinfection in infants and toddlers.

  • Rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution several times each day to help cure your infection and ease any discomfort you are experiencing. To make a saltwater solution at home, dissolve 1/2 tsp. of table salt in 8 oz. of warm water.

  • Take an antifungal medication to cure severe cases of oral thrush. The Mayo Clinic states that antifungal medications are available in liquid, tablet or lozenge form to treat thrush mouth.

  • Use acidophilus supplements to cure thrush mouth in healthy adults. Acidophilus will not kill thrush, but it will help balance the body's natural bacteria, preventing thrush fungus from growing.

Tips & Warnings

  • When used long-term, antifungal medications can cause liver damage. Anyone taking these medications should have regular liver function tests to check for damage.


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