Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast (Candida) in the mouth and throat that appears as creamy white, slightly raised lesions. Anyone can get thrush, though it’s more common in babies, children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. While antifungal medications are usually prescribed to treat thrush, many natural remedies found in your house can help fight back against thrush and support prevention. Here are 10 simple home remedies and preventative measures for treating thrush.
Salt has antimicrobial and cleansing properties that help kill yeast. Because of this, salt can help reduce a thrush infection and work to relieve symptoms, which may include soreness and discomfort. To use salt to help treat thrush, dissolve a ½ teaspoon in a cup of warm water, swish the mixture around in your mouth, and then spit it out and rinse.