See also Candida and more very helpful information under the general
category of auto-immune
Thrush is caused by the candida fungus that is normally
present in the body including the mouth in small quantities.
It is normally kept at a manageable level by the body’s
immune system and bacteria native to our bodies. If this
balance is upset then an overgrowth of candida erupts and
one form of this is thrush. The symptoms typically include
small raised whitish areas in the mouth and throat area.
This may cause slight bleeding, difficulty in swallowing and
a fever if it spreads widely.
Those with a weakened immune system are most susceptible
to thrush. This would include those with diabetes, HIV,
cancer, dry mouth or aging. Certain medications and
especially antibiotics can make one more likely to have
thrush. Smokers or other chronic irritations to the mouth
area also increase the risk.
Mothers during and after pregnancy may acquire thrush and
it is common to infants and children. Night terrors (intense
nightmares with small children) are associated with thrush.
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Clove, LavenderC, MelaleucaC,
Essential oils based
products: GX Assist, PB Assist
Balance, Clear SkinC, EucalyptusC,
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
2 drops On Guard and 1 drop Oregano to bottoms of feet.
If for an infant premix the oils in these proportions and
apply one drop of blend to the bottoms of the feet. Cover
with socks to avoid accidental transfer of oils to the eyes.
Continue 3 to 5 days even though symptoms disappear.
If symptoms continue or repeat consider a candida
infection and use the protocols suggested. If child is
breastfed consider the candida clease for the mother. see
Begin the GX Assist/PB Assist protocol:
1-3 GX Assist capsules daily with meals for 10 days
Follow with probiotic PB Assist for 5 days
Simultaneously gargle 3 - 4 times daily with a mouthful
of water with 1 drop each of On Guard and Clove, swallow.
Continue 2 days after symptoms subside.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Pam - Any
suggestions on thrush in an infant? The mother is not
Tamalu - Melaleuca and Oregano 2:1,
applied to the bottoms of the feet and covered with socks
will wipe it out quickly, in my experience, I would advise
her to combine them in a separate bottle so she can use just
a drop (or less) at a time. Our tiny people don't need as
much oil at a time as we bigger people do. It can be
applied after every feeding or diaper change, and I would do
the oils for a minimum of 3 days, probably more like 5, even
though the thrush may disappear before that. Also adding
Balance to the spine will speed things up with more ease.
If the trush has become systemic, I would add Melaleuca
to the diaper-changing process, as well, by diluting it in
coconut oil and wiping that little bottom before covering it
Jana - I have a
friend who wants me to make up a solution for her baby, who
has Thrush in the mouth. I know that melaleuca and lavender
are recommended, but what kind of carrier oil would be the
best? And how many drops per ounce? Or has something else
worked for you? She also wants me to make up a solution with
Breathe...I'm thinking about making that into more of a
cream, and lastly she needs a solution for Cradle Cap (poor
kid has lots of issues)!
Erika - All of these issues are symptoms
of candida. I have done it with my own infants and would
recommend to anyone to get the baby on a good pro-biotic. DoTERRA’s
PB Assist would be a place to start but there may be a more
appropriate one for infants out there. Is the mother
nursing? She should get on it too!!
Pat - The best thing for the thrush
would be a very small amount of Melaleuca on a q-tip and
swabbed on the affected area. The Breath in the lotion would
be good and the cradle caps will go a way with cleaning and
a little lavender with coconut oil. You do not want to use
too many oils at a time with the baby. Be cautious.
MOM - I have a 6
month old with thrush; I haven't noticed any in me except
for the fact that everyone has yeast. I have been taking the
cleanse for a week now and rubbing melaleuca in her mouth
without FCO. It seemed to work at first but now, not so much
she doesn’t eat sometimes because of it I think, am I doing
it right, using the right oil, and how often should I apply.
And if this doesn’t work does anyone know of some
homeopathic or herbal remedy that will help, I really don’t
like to go to doctors.
Kathy - In addition to the advise of
others, I remember dealing with a case of infant thrush, by
making a blend of about 1 drop clove to a teaspoon of VCO,
then applying it often to the tongue. Also I would add
melted VCO (about a teaspoon) to her warm milk.
It will fight the yeast internally.
Jan - I have had success with infant
thrush by applying a blend of
1 teaspoon VCO
3 drops Rosemary
3 drops Melaleuca
Apply the blend directly to the affected areas every few
Jenyce - My mom's
friend has had thrush for 3 days and is not swallowing,
eating or drinking do to the pain. She is presently dying do
to other causes and they want her to be comfortable. Any
Rob - Assuming this is an adult... I
would definitely start her on the candida blend 2 drop
oregano, 2 drops melaleuca, 3-5 drops of lemon in a 00
capsule, twice daily (This is not more conveniently replaced
with GX Assist). Also I would begin a regimen of hourly
gargling with 3 drops of on guard and 3 drops of clove in
1-2 tablespoons of pure water or carrier, then spit.
Followed by a swallowing a drop each of clove and clove and
on guard in a shot of water.
Kathy - Gargle with clove and VCO. Take
the candidia/yeast blend in capsules.
Jenyce - She cannot swallow at all, any
other applications besides swallowing that might work. We
are mainly wanting to get her comfortable. Thanks
Rob - If she can gargle with the blend
that would be ideal. If she can't, mix a couple drops of
clove with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of carrier and apply it to her
tongue, assuming that’s where much of the irritation is.
Clove, historically, is known to kill thrush, plus it will
be analgesic. The GX Assist capsule may also be opened and
applied to the bottom of the feet.