Home Remedies for Oral Thrush

Overview

Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth, throat, and esophagus. It is also known as oral candidiasis. Oral thrush happens when Candida Albicans [1] fungus builds up in the mouth, usually resulting from the immune system being weak and unable to fight it. Oral thrush may occur in anyone but is more common amongst babies and older adults because they are more exposed to it and may also not have the required robust immune system to fight it. Oral thrush in newborns and infants is sometimes familiar and usually not harmful.

There are several symptoms of oral thrush. The symptoms that portray depend on the age of the individual and the type of infection. With proper antifungal treatment [2], oral thrush should clear up; antifungal medication [3] would be helpful to clear up the yeast. However, there are also home remedies that would be helpful to manage bothersome symptoms of oral thrush and help decrease the risk factors.

Some home remedies to help with oral thrush include: