Home Remedies for Oral Thrush (20+ Natural Treatments)

Home Remedies for Oral Thrush (20+ Natural Treatments)

16. Lavender Oil

One of the most impressive health benefits of lavender oil is to treat oral thrush.

The reason why lavender oil is one of the best home remedies for oral thrush is its package of anti-fungal property.


You can simply add 2 drops of lavender oil to your toothpaste when brushing teeth in the morning.

17. Flax Seeds


Considered high in omega 3 fatty acids, one of the nutrition facts of flax seeds are an extremely natural immunity booster; therefore, using them as an effective treatment for oral thrush can achieve your goal. Flax seeds are shown to be potential for curing fungal and bacterial infections of the body. You can drink one teaspoon of flax oil per day or digest a half of a teaspoon of flax seeds to aid in fungus reduction in a natural way.

18. Boric Acid

Since containing anti-fungal properties, boric acid is another favorable answer on how to get rid of oral thrush.  It is mainly used to cure oral thrush in adults. Regarding the application, make sure that you do not swallow it since it can lead to upset stomach and pregnant women are not allowed to take this remedy.

How to apply:

  • Prepare a quarter teaspoon of boric acid
  • Add it to a glass of water
  • Wash your mouth off with it

19. Warm Water

Basically, fungus is unable to live in warm or hot environments and therefore, drinking warm water can be applied for flushing out the fungus in the mouth. You can opt for warm or hot water and use one of them to wash and swish your mouth a few times per day.

Drinking warm water per day can help treat many other oral-related treatments such as dry cough or sore throat.

20. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can aid in eliminating the infection leading to fungus. All you need is to wash your mouth with about 2% of hydrogen peroxide mixture that is diluted in water.

How to prevent oral thrush

  • Exercise hygienic procedure for oral part every day such as brush the teeth twice, floss once and never use shared toothbrush.
  • Use soft cotton cloth or tongue scraper to clean the tongue.
  • Change toothbrush regularly
  • For people using dentures, do not wear to sleep and keep in denture cleaning liquid overnight. Use clean toothbrush and water for denture cleaning.
  • People with diabetes need to monitor the sugar level to prevent infection
  • Watch the consumption of sugar to limit the growth of fungus
  • While having infection, stop smoking or it will get worse
  • Drink cool or ice water to ease the discomfort
  • During the infection, consume food which is easy to chew and swallow
  • People need to go to the dentists regularly, especially people with diabetes and dentures.
*Disclaim: The effectiveness from applying these natural tips will be depended on the body condition of the applicant.

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  1. By the way, has anyone here used cinnamon before?

    Care to inform me if it actually works for this cause i have lots of cinnamon at home though :v

    1. I have used it once to make home remedies for oral thrush. Actually, it worked. Although it didnt take effect as quick as medicines for oral thrush but it left me no worry about side effects. So be patient if you want to use natural ingredients for your condition.
      Good luck!

    2. Interesting because one of the articles I read said specifically to avoid mint and cinnamon! I use cinnamon in my coffee every morning so reading that was rather upsetting.

  2. Thanks for your tips! I suggested my sister to use olive leaf for her condition of oral thrush after this post and she got recovery really quick after that.

    1. Can you tell me more how to use olive leaf to treat oral thrush? I have tried several times but it seems like there is something wrong and it doesnt work out ๐Ÿ™

  3. Salt, yogurt and cranberry are the most suitable remedies to treat thrush in babies. My little sister just overcame this problem because I told my mother to let her gargle with salt every day.

  4. Lucky that I found this post before everything becomes worse. My condition has improved so much since I started to use black walnut to make the treatments for oral thrush! Thanks.

    1. Really? I have intention to use black walnut to treat oral thrush too since baking soda seems not to work with me. Can you tell me how long does it take effect?

  5. My baby usually comes across with trouble caused by baby thrush. Thank you so much for sharing these helpful treatments.

    1. You can totally use coconut oil for infants since it is a safe treatments for all ages. However, make sure that your baby doesn’t swallow the oil

  6. I strongly recommend baking soda for those with mild condition of oral thrush. I have just recovered from the condition after a weeks of using baking soda

    1. Thanks for your advise, I will try it immediately. Hope that baking soda will successfully help you treat oral thrush like it did to you.

  7. I constantly experience the symptoms of oral thrush even though I have used various treatments for it. The swelling and soreness might go away for some time but they keep coming back and bother me. I feel so desperate.

    1. Which treatments have you use to deal with oral thrush? Have you try baking soda or apple cider vinegar to make home remedies? I have used both of them and their effect were amazing

  8. Apple cider vinegar has always been my trusted friend! It can cure so so many health problems that I get and now is oral thrush. Thanks for good information!

  9. thank god i found these great tips for thrush treatments. The best part is that they are awfully available in my house that i can reach for any time.

  10. I have once stumbleupon this post and then apply one of these tips. These thrush home remedies work insanely effective.

  11. Lately I notice some of symptoms of oral thrush and I’m really worry. Should I deal with them at home or consult a doctor? I afraid that this is the result of other diseases

  12. I have read several just right stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much attempt you put to create this kind of magnificent informative web site.

  13. Thanks, I have been struggling with oral thrush for 3 weeks and it’s so annoying. These treatments on how to treat thrush at home are so helpful.
    But I wonder what are home remedies for thrush in babies ?

  14. I have tried a lot of oral thrush home remedies as this article guides, and for me garlic is the best home treatment for thrush. Thank you!!

  15. I tried baking soda and I think it is the best natural treatment for thrush. By the way, do you know any treatment for thrush in babies?

  16. I will give some of these a try….I had cancer and I thing that the treatments caused me this problem. I got some medicine from the doctor ultra violet but it stained my teeth purple the dds could not get it off. I will try some of your suggestions since the doctors didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to go around with purple teeth and tongue. will give it a go with the coconut and cinnamon, this fungus does burn and it very a pain in the backside. Tks so much Sharon in Georgia.

  17. Asthma inhalers can cause thrush like advair and symbicort itโ€™s important to rinse after using them if you canโ€™t brush Iโ€™m boarderline diabetic as well so I tend to have symptoms of yeast infections. Iโ€™m trying apple cider vinegar tonight because I believe I have thrush in the back of my throat where my inhaler would hit!

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