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Homeopathic Treatment for Oral Thrush

What is oral thrush and the reason behind it?

Oral thrush is also known as oral candidiasis refers to an infection in the mouth with fungus named Candida Albicans. Candida is normally present in the mouth but doesn’t harm. Sometimes it can overgrow and lead to infection with symptoms. Although anyone can get this infection, babies and elderly people are at risk of it. Other people who have a risk of it are those having weak immunity (as in cancer, AIDS), having diabetes, have poor oral hygiene, who wear dentures, who do heavy smoking and those taking certain medicines like prednisone. This infection is usually mild but in very rare conditions it can spread to other body parts and cause serious problems especially in the people who have weakened the immune system.

What are the signs and symptoms?

The main sign of oral thrush is white or creamy/yellow lesions in the mouth. They tend to appear on the tongue, gums, inner cheeks, tonsils, and on the roof of the mouth. They may be raised in some cases. The lesions if rubbed sometimes can cause bleeding. In addition to this, there is redness, burning, and soreness in the mouth. The person may have difficulty in eating with the above symptoms. Other symptoms are cotton-like feeling in the mouth, a bad taste or loss of taste, redness, dryness in mouth and cracks at the corners of the mouth. In some people having a very weak immune system the infection may spread down into the food pipe (esophagus). In such cases, difficult/painful swallowing and sensation of food sticking in the throat or middle of the chest appear. Apart from above babies having it show difficulty with feeding and irritability.

Homeopathic Treatment for Oral Thrush

Homeopathic medicines are highly beneficial to treat this infection. Homeopathic medicines are of natural origin that boosts the self-healing mechanism of the body to fight with the fungal infection and eliminate it from the body. They help to heal the lesions and also offer help to relieve the associated symptoms. The top-grade homeopathic medicines to treat this are Borax, Merc Sol, Sulphuric Acid, Natrum Mur, Nitric Acid, Arum triphyllum, Nux Moschata, and Kali Mur.

Homeopathic Medicines for Oral Thrush

1. Borax – Top grade medicine

Borax leads the chart of homeopathic medicines to treat Oral thrush. Persons needing it have white fungal growths in the mouth. Along with this, they complain of heat and tenderness in the mouth. Their tongue also appears cracked. They feel a bitter taste in the mouth. Sometimes they complain of bleeding from the lesions on touching them. Borax is top listed medicine for a treat this fungal infection in children.

2. Merc Sol – For thick fur like coating in the mouth

Merc Sol is an effective medicine when there is thick fur like coating in the mouth, especially on the tongue. To this attend soreness, redness, and inflammation in the mouth. There is extreme difficulty in swallowing food too. Along with this, there is an intensely bad odor in the mouth. There is also a complaint of excessive salivation. The saliva is soapy and stringy. Another main attending symptom is a metallic taste in the mouth. The children needing this medicine have difficulty in nursing along with excessive crying.

3. Sulphuric Acid – for painful lesions

Sulphuric Acid is the next very beneficial homeopathic medicine when the lesions are painful. The lesions are present in the entire mouth for using Sulphuric Acid. They may either be white or yellow. It is accompanied by a sensation of dryness in the mouth. Bleeding from the fungal spots is also noted frequently in cases requiring Sulphuric Acid.

3. Natrum Mur – To manage burning sensation in the mouth

Natrum Mur is the next wonderful medicine to soothe intense burning sensation in the mouth. Persons needing it have lesions on the tongue, inner cheeks, and gums. The burning in the lesions gets worse when it is touched with food. The lesions are very sensitive even to liquids. Along with this, they feel dryness in the mouth, lips, and tongue.

4. Nitric Acid – For white or yellow fungal spots

Nitric Acid is an excellent medicine when the mouth has either white or yellowish fungal spots. These spots are mainly present within cheeks and on the edges of the tongue. Along with this, there is an intense stinging and burning sensation in the mouth. Sometimes there is pricking or splinter – like pain too. Dryness in the mouth is also felt with above.

5. Arum Triphyllum – To heal cracks at the corners of the mouth

Arum Triphyllum is prepared from Indian turnip that belongs to natural order Araceae. It is given in these cases to heal cracks at the corners of the mouth. With this rawness, inflammation and bleeding are also there in areas of fungal infection in the mouth. The burning sensation is there in the mouth. The mouth and lips are very dry with the above symptoms.

6. Nux Moschata – For cotton-like feeling in the mouth

Nux Moschata is a natural medicine prepared from the seeds of a plant commonly named as nutmeg. This plant belongs to family Myristicaceae. Nux Moschata is an important medicine when the person feels a cotton-like sensation in the mouth. They also have intense dryness in the mouth and tongue. Mouth gets so dry in them that tongue sticks to the roof of the mouth. Extreme thirst for water is present. Bad smell from mouth is also felt.

7. Kali Mur – To relieve the stinging, burning sensation in the mouth

Kali Mur is highly useful to manage stinging, burning sensation in the mouth. In cases needing it, the mouth is covered with white fungal spots. Along with this, the mouth is dry. There is a fetid smell from the mouth. Sour taste is felt in the mouth.

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