Oral thrush is not contagious. It is different from other forms of mouth ulcer, canker sores aka aphthous ulcers-http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores#1
Symptoms of oral thrush include:
Difficulty in swallowing
White spots or sores at the back of the throat
Problems with eating or drinking
can have an ear ache onset due to pain radiating down shared nerve
These conditions may make you more susceptible to certain mouth ulcers, such as oral thrush:
HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) — the virus that causes AIDS — damages or destroys cells of your immune system, making you more susceptible to opportunistic infections that your body would normally resist. Repeated bouts of oral thrush, along with other symptoms, may be early indications of an immune deficiency, such as HIV infection.
Cancer. If you have cancer, your immune system is likely to be weakened from the disease and from treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Both the disease and treatments can increase your risk of candida infections such as oral thrush.
Diabetes mellitus. If you have untreated diabetes or the disease isn’t well-controlled, your saliva may contain large amounts of sugar, which encourages the growth of candida.
Vaginal yeast infections. Vaginal yeast infections are caused by the same fungus that causes oral thrush. Although a yeast infection isn’t dangerous, if you’re pregnant you can pass the fungus to your baby during delivery. As a result, your newborn may develop oral thrush. Learn more
As you can see candida overgrowth seems the common denominator most of the time.
beat mouth ulcer with candida diet:
candida likes an alkaline environment. Here are some suggestions on how to eat for optimal balance of alkaline and acid for treatment of cancer.
Look into these special diets as listed in my closely related leaky gut article
Just FYI lentils are great according to some, but no more than 2-3 times per week. 30% protein by weight and 30% fiber, also vitamins, and minerals – including vitamins B2, B5, iron, zinc, folate, calcium, magnesium, and more.
Note: Trypsin inhibitors make it difficult for small intestine to break down the protein from lentils. These get destroyed by cooking.Learn more Sprouting also considerably reduces these inhibitors , about 4 times in four days!Learn more
fasting against candida?
Although, diet and supplements are absolutely essential, let me tell you, every gulp feels like knives when you have a mouth ulcer in just the right place, in the back of your palate. Its only natural to wonder if fasting in fact will do the job of killing these guys for good?
According to Loren Lockman from Tinglewood Wellness Center, specializing in candida fasting, it takes a minimum of 21 days! of water fasting. You are likely to feel very toxic and exhausted during the whole process… He says its not safe to do such a long fast without proper monitoring of your vitals. Makes sense.
On the other hand, according to wellness celebrity Kriss Kresser, water fasting tends to produce an acidic environment that candida thrive in. Learn more
In this case water fasting is a round about and an extreme measure with other gentler options providing cure.
A green juice fast( fresh squeezed and organic, no fruit) is a genius idea! You are getting instant energy and not bothering to chew, only swallow. Even if you can muster one cup a day, technically you are not fasting. You are taking in food! Just not the way you are probably used to. Juicing allows your body to spend most of its energy on healing, instead of on the effort of breaking down food particles. It will help cleanse your colon AND keep you hydrated. Its a win win! Go for it and see it through till your oral thrush is cleared. Then… go back to ridding your whole body of candida for good with proper diet and supplements. ( I will give you a tip that will go a long way. Add 3-4 drops of stevia. Even better, xylitol, which has anti fungal properties. This will help you push through the pain. I mean 100% green juice is nothing to smile at already, so lets not add a punch to an insult 😉
better than Diflucan!
I strongly suggest you add a candida specific supplement to your anti candida diet. It can be prescribed by a naturopath or you can try these:
Grapefruit Seed Oil is one that is hard to find but I found a brand on Amazon. Its more natural than the extract that is sold everywhere. Learn more
Colloidal silver is a potent ally against candida. It beats treatments outcomes from commercial pharmaceutical drugs such as Amphotericin B, Fluconazole and Diflucan. Colloidal silver was the main remedy before antibiotics. It targets a wide range of fungi, bacteria and viruses.
Nice to learn that “Colloidal silver has a supporting effecting on wound healing and can heal many different types of inflammations and wounds, both internal as well as external”
To avoid the misery of candida mass die off start small, “only once per day. After three days step it up to twice daily, and at the end of the week try three times daily. Learn more
Also, do this quick calculation for your optimal dosage of colloidal silver:
12 X body weight in pounds divided by ppm(parts per million printed on the bottle)
Important: Read the paragraph halfway down on choosing the right colloidal silver product.
great thorough guide from someone who seems to know a lot about
candida what works and doesnt
Oh and another tip… open your mouth as wide as it will let you. Relax your lower jaw and breathe through your mouth. Keep your tongue from popping up and instead ask it to help you route your breath straight towards the mouth ulcer cesspool. Candida hates oxygen and air flow!
That will also keep you from holding on to all that spit, which you want to spit out constantly.
To remedy dry mouth, bad breath and thick saliva, throughout the day bathe your mouth ulcer with warm pure water concoction. It can include bentonite clay(thats been made into a paste at least 2 hrs prior for most potency),some sea salt, a little baking soda or apple cider vinegar, colloidal silver, grapefruit seed oil, etc.
Applying alum powder or dry bentonite clay powder directly on mouth ulcer can help dry it out to speed up recovery.
And remember stay positive! Your body is your best friend and it responds!