Alternative remedies for thrush

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Last reviewed: 25.02.2021

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Thrush is a disease that develops in response to decreased immunity and disruption of the normal microbiocenosis of the urogenital tract. There are other types of thrush, for example, thrush of the oral cavity, thrush of newborns. But most often it is the type of thrush that affects the genitourinary system. At the same time, women most often suffer from this pathology. This is facilitated by the features of the anatomical structure and physiology of a woman. It is believed that the causative agent of this disease are microscopic fungi of the genus Candida, which develop in the place of a deceased representative of the normal microflora of a certain biocenosis of the human body. For treatment and prevention, folk remedies for thrush have long been used .

Thrush symptoms

It is manifested by itching and burning in the genital area. Characteristic white or slightly yellowish discharge also appears  . They can smell fishy. Candida can cause infections if it gets out of control or goes deep into the body (such as the bloodstream or internal organs such as the kidney, heart, or brain). Some Candida species are resistant to the antifungal drugs used to treat them. In more severe cases, pain may appear in the genitourinary tract, intestines, rectum. The progression of the inflammatory process is accompanied by pain and burning sensation during urination, as well as the spread of infection along the ascending pathways, which leads to the development of cystitis, nephritis, pyelonephritis. [1]

Use Folk remedies for candidiasis during pregnancy

As a result of their use, immunity increases, the body gains strength for further independent fight against infection. At the same time, the microbiocenosis is also normalized, as a result of which the number of representatives of normal microflora increases. The number of pathogenic microflora is automatically reduced. [2]Let's look at some recipes for strengthening drinks.

  • Recipe number 1.

Mix about 200 ml of alcohol. As active ingredients: elecampane, stevia and echinacea in a ratio of 1: 2: 1. You can add a little flaxseed, ground ginger. All this is thoroughly mixed, poured over with alcohol. You can drink 30-40 ml

  • Recipe number 2.

The elixir includes coffee to taste, a little ground ginger. And also oak bark, chamomile flowers and linden leaves in equal proportions. All this is mixed and poured with alcohol. Insist for several days, after which they are consumed orally.

  • Recipe number 3.

Sage officinalis: 15 grams per glass of alcohol. Then the halves are divided into 2 parts. One half of the glass is drunk in small sips, the other is used to lubricate the affected areas, or added to the water for washing (about a tablespoon per liter of water). It is recommended to wash yourself three times a day. There is a certain scheme for lubrication. On the first day, lubricate every 30 minutes, on the second day you can lubricate every 1.5-2 hours. Then, after the disappearance of the main symptoms of thrush, they proceed to three times lubrication until they disappear completely.


There are no contraindications to the use of folk remedies for thrush  . This is due to the fact that there are a huge variety of alternative recipes, from which you can always choose the remedy that will be most effective in each specific situation. The composition of the recipes can be varied in different ways, depending on the goals of the treatment, the needs of the person. But in any case, before starting treatment, you must first consult with your doctor.

Side effects Folk remedies for candidiasis

Alternative drugs can have side effects if used incorrectly, as well as in the case of individual intolerance, individual hypersensitivity, allergy to the drug as a whole, or individual components that make up its composition. There may also be side effects when taking too much of the medication.

Dosing and administration

It is not possible to give unequivocal advice on what dosages to use for alternatives, as there are many recipes. Each of them has its own way of application, and its own individual dosage. Even for the same remedy, the treatment regimen and dosage may vary, depending on the individual characteristics of the person who takes this remedy.

Dosage methods can also vary. But most often they are used either externally, applying the agent in the form of an ointment, cream, gel or other similar form directly to the affected area, for example, on the skin, mucous membrane.

Inside it is recommended to take in the form of decoctions, infusions, balms. Elixirs. Sometimes juices, fruit drinks, oils from plant extracts are prescribed. Mixtures are prepared from various components. You can use solutions, decoctions for douching, washing, rinsing damaged areas. Sometimes they put compresses, lotions. In the form of suppositories, it is administered intravaginally, or rectally.

What is douching?

Douching is the introduction into the vagina using a special syringe of medicinal components aimed at eliminating the main symptoms of thrush. They are introduced in liquid form in large quantities for the purpose of washing.

Preparations for thrush

The pharmaceutical market is represented by a wide variety of medicines for the treatment of thrush. Drugs such as candida, nystatin, miramistin, fluconazole have proven themselves well. The safest and most effective drug is pimafucin, it can be prescribed even during pregnancy.

For quick and effective relief of symptoms of thrush, it is recommended to prescribe suppositories. They are administered one or more times a day transvaginally or rectally. Considered more effective for topical treatments.

  • Inexpensive improvised remedies for thrush

You can use not only drugs, which are widely available in pharmacies. Various gels, creams, douches and washes are also used today. It is worth trying homeopathic remedies, herbal remedies, herbal teas, alternative recipes.

Since thrush is a fungal disease that develops in response to a decrease in immunity and the growth of fungal microflora, it can be eliminated in just 1 day. To do this, it is enough to kill completely, or reduce the number of fungal microflora. This can be achieved by using antifungal drugs. These drugs include fluconazole, candida, nystatin, and other similar drugs.

Alternative remedies for thrush and itching

Traditionally, it is generally accepted that alternative remedies are safer. However, it is not. They can also cause serious complications if used incorrectly, overdose, or improperly combined with other drugs and agents. It should be noted that these funds are recommended as an adjuvant therapy in drug treatment, and can also be used for prophylactic purposes. It is advisable to consult a physician before using any alternative remedy.

  • Poplar fluff ointment

To prepare it, take poplar fluff, place it on a flat dish, set it on fire. After complete combustion, ash (our main active ingredient) should remain. At first, it is advisable to enrich the ash with vitamin C, since it is he who is responsible for the restoration of microflora, and dysbiosis develops against the background of a low amount of this agent in the body. Add 2-3 drops of vitamin to the ashes, mix thoroughly. After that, add about 3-4 tablespoons of honey.

The resulting mass is taken and applied to the affected area of the genitourinary system, the perineal area so that it is still hot.

It is advisable to warm it up a little. Repeat this daily until the main symptoms of thrush disappear. If you have an allergy or a high sensitivity to honey, you can dilute the resulting ash in half a glass of warm water and apply to the appropriate areas. But this method is less efficient. Duration of treatment - until the symptoms of thrush completely disappear.

  • Milk balm with honey

For cooking, take milk as a base. Baked milk is recommended as it has more healing properties than regular milk. Moreover, it is sterile. The milk is heated, after which about 50 grams of honey is added. Bee honey relieves any symptoms pretty quickly. Apply until the symptoms of thrush completely disappear.

Alternative remedy for thrush in the mouth

They mainly use ointments, gels or creams, since it is the local effect that is most effective. Candidiasis in the mouth, throat, or esophagus is usually treated with antifungal medications. [3] Mild to moderate infections in the mouth or throat are usually treated with antifungal drugs for 7–14 days. These medicines include clotrimazole, miconazole, or nystatin. [4]

  • Recipe number 1.

Lavender and sage herb oil helps to remove stains in a short period. Take 2 tablespoons of each herb and pour 10 tablespoons of boiled hot sunflower oil. Allow to infuse under a tightly closed lid for 2-3 hours, after which it can be applied to the affected areas.

  • Recipe number 2.

A fresh burdock leaf is moistened in boiling water, shaken off the water and applied to the affected areas. You can chew a little to make the juice stand out. Keep such a compress for 10-15 minutes, then spit it out. It not only eliminates the symptoms of oral thrush, but also relieves pain, itching and burning, and helps to restore the mucous membrane. You can additionally grease the leaf with honey, which will enhance the antiseptic effect.

  • Recipe number 3.

To eliminate thrush in the mouth, an ointment is used. You need to take 1 tablespoon of rowan berries, sea buckthorn, grated lavender herb and bird knotweed (in a ratio of 2: 2: 1: 0.5). Mix with 50 grams of butter, bring to a homogeneous mass. After that, apply a thin layer to the affected areas.

Soda for thrush

Many homeopathic remedies for thrush are based on soda. It restores the normal pH level, has an antiseptic and regenerating effect on the mucous membranes. Soda-based homeopathic remedies are among the most effective in treating thrush and other similar diseases. However, they are also quite dangerous, especially if used incorrectly. Therefore, you need to follow all the doctor's recommendations, adhere to the prescribed scheme. It is necessary to select medicines only after all the necessary diagnostics have been carried out and the diagnosis has been precisely determined. Otherwise, side effects may occur, up to a worsening of the condition and progression of the disease.

A solution of soda will help quickly eliminate inflammation, pain, burning and itching from thrush. Take 5 ml of a pre-prepared soda solution, and wash the areas affected by thrush with it. The solution is prepared - 1-2 teaspoons of soda are dissolved in a glass of warm boiled water. This is a classic recipe that can be modified depending on the goals and needs of the application. To prepare a solution, instead of water, various decoctions of medicinal plants, vitamin solutions, or juice can be added.

Treatment of thrush with honey

Honey is an excellent vitamin, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent that can be effectively used to treat thrush. Pure honey can be used to lubricate areas affected by thrush. You can add honey to various ointments, medicines, teas, elixirs and balms. [5],  [6],  [7] Here are a few recipes.

  • Recipe number 1.

Oil (you can use butter, sunflower, olive oil or margarine as a base), which consists of coconut milk, juniper and oak bark extract and jojoba oil. About 50 ml of base oil is heated in a water bath, 2 drops of essential juniper oil are added there, or 1 teaspoon of its natural extract. Mix thoroughly, allow to infuse for about 10 minutes. Then add 10 ml of a pre-prepared broth, consisting of oak bark, prepared at the rate of 1 teaspoon of bark in a glass of water. Add 2 drops of jojoba oil and 5 drops of coconut oil. Then it is applied in a thin layer to the skin or mucous membranes damaged by thrush, up to 5 times a day.

  • Recipe number 2.

Take 10 tablespoons of dry bay leaves (crushed), mix with 5 tablespoons of coconut oil, add 2 drops of alcohol. Insist for half an hour. Stir before application, apply to damaged areas up to 3 times a day. After removal, the skin is lubricated with a thin layer of baby cream or petroleum jelly.

  • Recipe number 3.

The cream has proven itself well. For preparation, you need to take the extract of propolis, ginger, fir, red pepper, black pepper, cocoa butter, turpentine and menthol cream base. All this is mixed and applied to the skin in a thin layer. Can be used up to 5 times a day. For application directly to the mucous membrane, it is recommended to exclude turpentine. It should also be excluded in case of individual intolerance, hypersensitivity, tendency to allergic reactions. You can use ginger instead of propolis. It also has an antiseptic and warming effect. These substances are approximately identical in their mechanism of action. However, the Slavs traditionally use propolis, and in the eastern countries they use ginger. When treating children, it is better to exclude peppers, both red and black.

Application for children

For the treatment of thrush in children, mainly local remedies are used. Systemic means used internally are not recommended. This is due to the fact that they are less effective, however, they have numerous side effects on the body. They are used only as a last resort - with the rapid progression of the disease, as well as if local remedies are ineffective. It is recommended for children to use sea buckthorn-based products, as it has wound healing, regenerating, antiseptic properties.


Overdose cases are rare. If they occur, then the symptoms are similar to poisoning. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache develops. You need to call an ambulance, remove the toxin from the body. To do this, before the arrival of an ambulance, you need to induce vomiting in order to ensure the removal of the active substance from the body. Detoxification therapy may be required. Enterosgel has proven itself well as a means aimed at absorbing and removing excess substances from the body.

Interactions with other drugs

Alternative medicine usually works well with each other and with other medicines. But you always need to pay attention to what components are included in a particular recipe. You also need to look at what is the mechanism of their interaction with other medicinal components. It is impossible to answer unequivocally which reaction will be impossible, due to the unlimited number of various combinations of drugs.

Storage conditions

Most of the alternatives are kept in the refrigerator. Some herbal decoctions, which are used for washing, compresses, are used during the day, so they can be stored at room temperature in a closed container. Can be warmed to desired temperature before use. Products designed to be used for several days can be stored in the refrigerator, or simply in a dark place, depending on the recipe.

Shelf life

Depends on the composition of the product. The shortest shelf life for decoctions. They are stored from several hours to a day. Usually decoctions are prepared daily, fresh. Alcoholic infusions can be stored in a dry, dark place under a tightly closed lid for 1 month or more. Many infusions are stored even for several years without losing their healing properties. Some properties only get stronger over time. The shelf life of ointments, gels, pastes and other similar products also varies - from several hours to several years, depending on the composition.


Alternative remedies have no analogues. Each product is unique. The combinations can be different and unique. A wide variety of components provide various properties aimed at achieving the desired effect.


Alternative remedies for thrush are quite effective. If you analyze the reviews, it can be noted that from a wide variety of tools you can always choose the option that will be most effective for each specific case. The advantage of these remedies is that they are relatively safe. The disadvantage is that it can cause side effects. Most often these are allergic reactions. But here, too, there are always several solutions. You can always modify the product based on the needs of your own body. Many women note that alternative remedies are a reliable method of treatment that allows you to quickly and effectively get rid of thrush during pregnancy, since drugs are contraindicated at this time. The big advantage is that  folk remedies for thrush  can be used to treat thrush in children of the first year of life, in newborns.


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Alternative remedies for thrush" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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