Introduction to Thrush infections
Before sharing this sensitive and often embarrassing subject with you, we would just like to explain to you that we understand all the symptoms of thrush and are highly aware of what you are going through at present.
We realise that you are most likely quite emotional and pretty sensitive about the fact that you might be suffering from thrush and that you want to deal with it quickly, effectively and discretely without it affecting your relationship with your loved one.
Thrush is a reality we all face for various reasons, but we are pleased to tell you that it is curable. If you read on you will see that there is now a 100% guaranteed natural treatment available to you and it will eliminate even the most difficult thrush infections in a just a few days.
In the meantime we hope you will take some time to learn more about the causes of thrush, and the preventitave measures you can take to avoid getting or passing on these nasty infections in the future.
What is Thrush?
We all live in a virtual sea of micro organisms, (bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.). These microbes and in particular Candidiasis or Candida Albicans that is a yeast infection Candida is a member of organisms called fungi, which reside in the skin, throat, mouth, nose, intestinal tract, genital and urinary tract; they are as much a part of our bodies as the food we eat.
When present in the mouth, genital and urinary tract the infection is called Thrush. Usually, these micro-organisms do not cause illness, unless our immune resistance becomes lowered or from metabolic illnesses like diabetes.
Candidiasis can even be life threatening on rare occasions, in the form of a systemic infection. This is rare and tends to only happen in people whose immune system is compromised, such as AIDS patients or cancer patients.
Who can get Thrush and what are the symptoms?
Thrush is a highly sensitive infection and is most commonly associated with women. Vaginal infections are most common, with half to three-quarters of all women suffering from thrush at some point in their lives.
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Men are also victims of thrush. Men of all ages, can experience Penile Thrush.
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Many children, mainly babies, can also suffer from Baby Thrush.
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Is Thrush Contagious?
Yes, indeed it is. All fungal/ yeast infections are contagious and can spread from person to person through sexual contact, kissing or even sharing things like bath towels or drinking out of the same glass. Cross-infection between mothers and babies is very common.
Can Thrush infections be prevented?
When it comes to Thrush, prevention is better than cure.
If you already have a thrush infection, you can easily be re-infected. For example, babies who have thrush are very likely to get a yeast diaper rash, that if not dealt with correctly will enable re-infection of themselves or back and forth to/from their mother.
Candida is always present in the body and especially in the Digestive Tract or mouth. Normally, it is kept in balance by a ratio of 85:15% (good vs bad flora) together with other micro-organisms. However, if the body is stressed because of certain illnesses, or overuse of antibiotics, the good bacteria are destroyed and this creates an opportunity for Candida and thrush to begin to spread rapidly.
Here are some easy ways to prevent the threat or spread of a thrush infection;
- Boil everything that could come into contact with the mouth, especially in cases of infant thrush. This includes forks, spoons, bottles, nipples, pacifiers, and teething toys by boiling for 5 minutes.
- Wash your hands often.
- If you use cloth diapers, try using the disposable type if possible.
- Give your baby sterilized water after breast-feeding or bottle-feeding to get rid of the milk residue.
- Make sure your nipples get a chance to dry between breast feeding sessions.
- Limit sugar and yeast-containing foods in your diet.
- In cases of Genital thrush, try using non-allergenic condoms
- Urinate after you have had sexual intercourse as this is the most natural way to flush your system out.
- Also, it is a good idea to wash your genitals thoroughly after you have had sexual intercourse.
Sources and references
All our information
is sourced from various digestive health experts,
a world renowned immunologist, and from these trusted websites;
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