by Sinead Fine (MAHA)

THRUSH (VAGINAL)

Here the mucous membranes become inflamed, swollen and sore and in severe cases may become cracked leading to secondary infection. The discharge is thick, curd-like with an odour of yeast. If the discharge is greenish it could indicate an infection of Trichomonas, which is usually spread by sexual means and can be easily eliminated with a few months on grapeseed extract. Normally the vagina is too acid for the proliferation of Candida but antibiotics, stress and hormonal imbalance can lead to a compromise.

  • Wear 100% cotton underwear
  • Use unbleached products for sanitary towels and tampons
  • Use a more environmentally friendly natural washing powder
  • Avoid tight trousers, synthetic materials and tights
  • Do not use vaginal deodorants
  • Douche with Camomile tea. Another good douche is Cider Vinegar. Douching with essential oils can be irritating but try tea tree if you are less sensitive.
  • Be careful there is no chemical cleaner residue in the bath before filling it and gettng in!
  • After going to the toilet, wipe from front to back
  • Wash irritated area with salt water and apply Rescue Remedy cream, Sudocream or calendula cream afterwards.
  • If using condoms use non spermicidal ones
  • Eat plenty of yoghurt

THRUSH (MOUTH)

Avoid mouth-to-mouth contact with another person until the infection is cleared up. Do not share the same cup or toothbrush. Try and avoid taking antibiotics and instead follow the diet regime and supplement program.

Gargle on regular intervals with Sage tea, Thyme tea, Tea Tree and Lavender oil in a glass of water. 

Homeopathy is very effective in treating vaginal and mouth thrush. Contact your nearest Homeopath to get a treatment plan and medicine.