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Last edited at 8:46AM on 12/1/2013
Thrush is a yeast...Candida albicans...that is usually normal flora in the human gut. So as a yeast, it is inhibited by mildly acid solutions; a very mild vinegar rinse, or even some plain, unsweetened yogurt.
However, in an adult you would best also look into why this yeast moved out of the GI tract. I was a cytotechnologist (cancer tests), and cancer is one of those conditions, as the immune systems is weakened. HIV/AIDS is another.
Not to alarm you, however...MUCH more commonly stress can also do it, as can a poor diet with lots of sugar. Even use of recreational drugs can compromise the immune system.
In women, Candida albicans (aka Monilia) can easily move into the vaginal tract, with uncomfortable itching. Very mild and dilute vinegar douching can help.
I would see a physician for a thorough check-up. Then assuming all is well, perhaps look into lifestyle considerations, possibly even consulting a wholistic physician (naturopath, homeopath) as well, to help the body restore its own balance.
Excellent advice from Virginia. A healthy adult shouldn't have oral thrush. Also seen frequently in diabetics, don't remember if she mentioned that. You need further medical evaluation for this, don't just try to treat it yourself .