Do You Have A Mouth Or Throat Yeast Infection?
Do you have a mouth or throat yeast infection? If you do and you are looking for a cure, then I’d recommend you follow my ten rules on how to get rid of Candida in these common areas of your body. Because yeast thrives in an environment that is dark, moist and warm and feeds on yeasty foods as well as sugars, it is important that you consider the environment you live in. You will find several dietary and lifestyle recommendation in this article.
Now that you understand that sugars and yeasts are food for a yeast infection, you should consider the importance of good oral hygiene, avoiding take away foods in particular. If you follow my tips well and make you you adopt these lifestyle and dietary practices as part of your normal daily routine, you will be well on your way to keep your mouth and throat free from bad bacteria and yeasts like Candida. You will have a nice clean pink tongue, and in addition, you will be preventing the spread of a yeast infection further down your digestive tract.
1. Oral Hygiene Is Critical
Something a lot of people tend to forget is that the mouth is the entry point of the digestive system. If you want to avoid a systemic yeast infection, keep your mouth clean and be careful what kinds of foods and drinks you place in it! First rinse your mouth, floss carefully and then brush your teeth and tongue. I recommend the use of a Tea Tree oil based toothpaste. The best time to brush your tongue is when you brush your teeth in the morning, bacteria and yeasts tend to multiply more on the tongue overnight than during the day. Avoid those chemical based mouthwash products you buy at the chemist, use an herbal product instead.
Here is a good tip: Disinfect your toothbrush once per week by placing it in a hydrogen peroxide solution for a few minutes. This disinfection tip will ensure that you are keeping a potential oral yeast infection at bay by reducing the amount of yeast and bacteria are in your mouth and throat, and will greatly aid in helping you to eradicate a yeast infection of the mouth and throat as well as tongue.
2. Dentures And Mouth & Throat Yeast Infections
Do you wear dentures? Chances are that you will probably experience a painful mouth ulcer as a result. An underlying yeast infection is common in those who get recurring mouth ulcers. Denture wearers often have poor digestive health because I’ve noticed that many don’t chew foods properly or make the right kinds of dietary choices.
Possible swelling and redness, especially of the upper palate (the roof of your mouth), is something that many denture wearers experience. Having a yeast infection of the mouth, tongue or throat can be especially uncomfortable for those who do wear dentures, so be sure to have them checked out from time to time by your dentist or orthodontist to ensure they are fitting perfectly. Ensure good dental hygiene, especially if you are a denture wearer, use Tea Tree oil based toothpaste, and treat any underlying digestive yeast infections. Follow my Candida Crusher Program for optimal results.
3. Maintain A Strong Immune System
If you are serious about curing your yeast infection, you will want to keep your immune system in peak shape. A powerful immune system will be able to fight an infection more easily. I’ve seen far too many patients with poor immune systems who just can’t seem to get on top of their yeast infection. When your immune system is good, you will find it quite straightforward to treat and eradicate your candida, but for those who have a compromised immune system it’s an entirely different story. Patients who have any underlying AIDS, hepatitis, diabetes, cancer, or those who have thyroid disorders or adrenal fatigue, may find the treatment much more difficult or protracted. My book Candida Crusher has a whole chapter devoted to immunity and Candida susceptibility.
There are lots of dietary supplements that can help you with boosting your immune system, but the first thing I want you to consider is taking Vitamin C. Take enough until you reach bowel tolerance, and then work just under this threshold for several days.
4. Local Treatment Of Mouth And Throat Yeast Infections
One of the best local treatments for oral and throat yeast infections is live, natural, sugar free yogurt. The lactic acid loving bacteria in live yogurt live thrive naturally in your mouth, and mouth thrush will often imply that your friendly bacterial levels are low. Just hold the yogurt in your mouth for about 5 minutes, and you can do this 2 or 3 times a day.
5. Never Neglect Systemic Treatment With Any Local Yeast Infection
It is important to point out at this stage that while local treatment is very important, never neglect treating the entire body. My Candida Crusher Program is the most comprehensive program yet developed when it comes to the eradication of yeast infections, whether they are local or systemic yeast infections. Anybody who comes to my clinic with an oral or throat yeast infection will get treated systemically. I presume they have a yeast infection in their digestive system as well. The digestive system (small and large intestine) is the major place where the yeast infection will reside. A candida yeast infection can multiply rapidly and grow out of control, leading to complications throughout the body much further afield such as the throat, the mouth and even the joints and brain.
6. Use Tea Tree As Your Mouthwash
Add 5 to 10 drops of a water soluble Tea Tree oil to 2 Tablespoons of water and use this as your mouthwash. Make sure you use this daily, wash your mouth thoroughly and spit it out. If you have tongue candida, dip your toothbrush in the water and water-soluble tea tree oil solution and brush your tongue each morning. Do you have throat candida? Then do a deep gargle each morning with this kind of solution. Tea tree lozenges are readily available as well and I have used tea tree oil products in my clinic for nearly twenty five years and never heard of any ill effects as a result of using this most potent anti-fungal medicine orally. Common sense prevails, if you are going to take tablespoons of any pure essential oil daily you will end up in trouble. Remember, please follow my Candida Crusher program for optimal results, because you can beat this thing.
7. Don’t Eat Hot And Spicy Foods And Drinks When You Have Oral Candida
Doesn’t it make sense to avoid any foods or drinks that could irritate the lining of your mouth and throat if you have a yeast infection in these areas? If you have an issue with the skin lining your mouth and throat, then you are best to avoid placing anything into your mouth which is excessively hot, cold or spicy (irritating). You will heal the skin faster by removing these obstacles from your diet temporarily.
8. Deficiencies of Vitamin and Minerals
Mineral deficiencies in particular are common in many countries. When you lack crucial nutrients like vitamins and minerals, your immune system is one of the first systems to be compromised. Immune suppression and immune incompetence commonly occur as a result of deficiencies, and the commonest of these deficiencies is iron and zinc, something I see particularly in up to 30% of women as well as vegetarians.
One of the best ways to ensure you do not become deficient in the vital nutrients is by eating a healthy and balanced diet and by taking in addition a comprehensive multivitamin and mineral dietary supplement. This is one of the causes of mouth and throat yeast infections you can easily remedy, so be sure you start changing your diet to a healthier one, and by taking a daily multivitamin.
Iron Deficiency. It is surprising how many women lack sufficient iron in their diet. Some experts estimate that up to 30% of women in many developed countries have some degree of iron deficiency which can havea significant impact on the effectiveness of the immune system. Wounds tend to heal slower when an iron deficiency is present, and a lack of sufficient iron is reason why wounds on the corner of the mouth (angular stomatitis) as well as mouth ulcers and throat lesions do not easily heal.
Get a blood test done to see what your iron levels are, and if low then probably the best thing you can do is to take iron supplement. By eating a small amount of red meat regularly you will be ensuring that your dietary sources of iron are met.
Zinc deficiency. Zinc has a profound influence on many aspects of immune function, and a lack of zinc in the diet can cause many problems, including impaired wound healing and chronic ulceration of the mucosal surfaces of the mouth and throat.
Ask for a zinc taste test when you visit your naturopath or nutritionally orientated doctor, and this way you will be able to determine your zinc status rapidly.
9. Zinc and Vitamin C Lozenges
Now here is a good tip you may not have thought about. I always recommend patients to take Zinc and vitamin C lozenges when they have mouth or throat issues, they will heal many issues affecting the mouth, gums and tongue. I have always highly recommended these lozenges for a sore throat, mouth ulcers, poor immune function, and a herpes simplex (cold sore) outbreak or for colds and influenza in general. You will be surprised just how effective this solution is! Try sucking on one of these lozenges every two hours and you will find speedy relief in many cases of mouth or throat yeast infections.
10. Try To Stay Away From Pharmaceutical Drugs
Drugs from your doctor don’t heal, so why do you take them? I especially like patients to avoid all forms of steroid drugs and antibiotics. Did you know that possibly the biggest cause of a yeast infection is an antibiotic? One of the biggest causes of an oral or throat yeast infections is antibiotics or inhaled steroids (common in asthma). Pharmaceutical drugs are a commonly overlooked cause or yeast infections, and one major cause I have seen time and again in my clinic. Are you an asthmatic and regularly experience a sore throat, have cracked corners of your mouth or find that you experience recurring mouth ulcers? The talk to your doctor and find out if the drug you take is linked with a yeast infection, and if in doubt then go to Dr. Google.
Those who take an antibiotic will not only discover that they may be more prone to diarrhea and an upset digestive system; they will also be more prone to common problems of the mouth and throat. Always be on guard if you have to take an antibiotic or inhaled steroid – be on the lookout for the telltale signs of a yeast infection, especially if you have been taking one or either of these drugs long-term. There are natural alternatives and all you have to do is to ask.
You can read a lot more about mouth and throat yeast infection and how to successfully crush them in my book Candida Crusher. Have you got your copy yet of the internet’s most comprehensive book on candida? You can get it at candidacrusher.com