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Home Remedies for Thrush


Also known as Candidiasis or Yeast Infection, Thrush is one of the commonest fungal infections. Though it is not a very serious illness, thrush can cause a lot of discomfort to the patient. There are a number of home remedies that can be used to treat thrush.
Maintaining cleanliness on the affected area will greatly help in the treatment of thrush. Always use plain water and no soaps or lubricants when cleaning the affected area. Wear clothes made from natural fibers to prevent irritation. Avoid all kinds of dried fruits, yeast and dairy products as these are major thrush triggers.

Treating Throat Yeast Infection

Throat Infection, Body Care,Having difficulty in swallowing and seeing white curd like patches on your skin then in all probability you are suffering from throat yeast infections. Yeast infections are basically fungal infections that usually occur in the moist part of the bodies and if not treated in a timely manner can cause severe problems. Thrush is one of the most common types of throat yeast infection and if not treated immediately could spread to your esophagus making it difficult for you to swallow. Here are some ways of treating throat yeast infections:

Gargle 3-4 times in a day using a mouth rinse containing 1 part hydrogen peroxide dissolved in 2 parts of warm water

Yeast infections can leave your throat dry and hence you can use throat lozenges to soothe it

Many Americans depend on geranium tincture to treat throat yeast infections

Taking herbal tea made up of pau d’arco bark will help in faster healing

Physicians recommend taking 500-1000 mg to Vitamin C every day for treating throat yeast infections.

Antibiotics for Sinus Infections

AntibioticsAntibiotics are an excellent remedy for sinus infections. However, only bacterial infections of the sinus cavities need to be treated with antibiotics. Do not take antibiotics for a sinus infection caused by a virus. Because most of sinus infections are caused by bacteria, most commonly, doctors prescribe antibiotics to their patients. The kind of antibiotic to be used to treat a particular sinus infection depends so much on the kind of bacteria that has invaded the patient.

Individuals with strong immune systems are less likely to have bacteria infections than individuals with compromised immune systems. If your immune system is weak, your body will be unable to fight the bacterial infection and you will be subjected to the use of antibiotics. There are several classes’ of antibiotics for sinus infections like penicillin, cephalosporin, macrolide, fluoroquinolones and amoxicillin among others. If you have a doctors prescription of antibiotics you must make sure you take the full dose and at the correct timing.