What Causes Thrush?

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Thrush is absolutely nothing to be ashamed about. It is a common condition where a yeast-like fungus, called Candida albicans, overgrows. It is opportunistic in nature, so it wreaks havoc the moment the immune system is compromised.  It also sticks its head out when the population of good microorganisms are reduced due to antibiotic therapy. Excessive stress, hormone imbalance and warm and clammy conditions are also culprits for the development of thrush.

How can thrush be treated safely and effectively?

An antifungal agent will give Candida albicans a run for its money. There are various options available, including topical and systemic agents, over the counter and prescription products, depending on the nature of the Candida infection. Thanks to the antifungal properties of Silverlab’s ionic colloidal silver Healing Gel, Healing Cream and Liquid, you can now combat Candida albicans infections fast, naturally, and effectively.  It can be used by the entire family, even in sensitive areas.                                         

Where can thrush manifest?

Thrush can occur in various areas of the body.  When it occurs in the mouth, it is referred to as oral pharyngeal candidiasis. The Candida fungus can also cause diaper rash in babies. When it comes to this bug, women definitely do not have it easy, as vaginal thrush affects up to three quarters of women at some point in their lives. It can also affect the female breasts and nipples, especially in breastfeeding moms.

What are the common signs and symptoms of thrush?

The most common signs and symptoms of vaginal thrush include an itchiness in the vaginal area with a cottage cheese-like white discharge. With oral thrush, the “cottage cheese” is creamy white bumps on the tongue. The corners of the mouth can also become dry and cracked, and infants might find it difficult to feed. Candida nappy rash can be distinguished from a general nappy rash by the fact that it lasts 3 days or more despite traditional home treatment. Breast and nipple pain due to thrush usually occurs straight after feeding or expressing milk and may be associated with a rash.

Can thrush be prevented?

Candida albicans can be prevented in the following ways, to name a few:

  • Take antibiotics only if absolutely necessary and accompany with probiotics
  • Wear breathable underwear and avoid tight fitting clothing
  • Change baby nappies regularly
  • Stay away from scented feminine hygiene products and soaps
  • Eat a healthy diet to boost the immune system
  • Practice good oral hygiene
  • Limit food that contains sugar and yeast
  • Treat chronic health issues such as diabetes

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