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10 Natural Remedies for Thrush

Thrush, also popularly known as yeast infection, is a condition where there is an overgrowth of the fungus, Candida Albicans. Small amounts of this yeast are normally present in the body; however, microorganisms such as bacteria can control its growth. Thrush or yeast infection occurs when certain conditions such as stress, illness or ingesting certain medications upsets the delicate internal balance causing the Candida (fungus) to grow out of control. Thrush can occur in any part of the body, the most common areas of infection are the mouth, skin and genital areas of both men and women. If your struggling to cure a yeast infection that just won’t go away and you have tried a number of treatments, click here to read about the 5 step plan to getting rid of your yeast infection for once and for all. Fortunately, there are many cures for thrush nowadays. You can choose an over-the-counter prescription or a combination of two to three natural remedies for thrush. If you choose to treat your thrush naturally, here are 10 remedies for your consideration: 1. Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar increases the acidity of the environment, which can easily control yeast overgrowth. Purchase organic apple cider vinegar because they still have healing properties compared to processed ones. To use apple cider for thrush, mix 1 tablespoon to ½-cup warm water. Use as mouth wash four times a day. Gargle and swish around the mouth to cover hard to reach areas at the back of mouth. To use as vaginal wash or douche, mix two tablespoons to two quarts warm water, and wash at least twice a day. It can also be added in a warm bath. To do this, add two cups to a low bath. Sit for at least 20 minutes. For women, open the vaginal lips for best results. Repeat twice a day until symptoms disappear. 2. Plain Yogurt When using plain yogurt to treat thrush, make sure to read the label, because it must contain live and active cultures of Lactobacillus Acidophilus. It must not contain sugar, fruit, color or any other additives. The live bacteria in yogurt fights Candida from growing. Yogurt can be taken internally and it can also be applied directly to the affected area in cases of vaginal thrush. A tampon soaked in yogurt can be used to apply it internally. Apply yogurt as well to the external vaginal area. Let it stay overnight. Chilling the yogurt before applying can be soothing especially if itching and burning sensation is experienced. 3. Baking Soda Baking soda is...

Baby Yeast Infection Symptoms and Treatment

A baby yeast infection can present itself in different forms however; it is caused by only one factor-Candida Albicans. The most common form of yeast infection present in babies is thrush, an infection of the mucus membranes in the baby’s mouth. If you’re breastfeeding, your nipples can get infected too. One other type of yeast infection comes in the form of a diaper nappy rash which can be present in babies who are either bottle-fed or breast-fed. Baby girls may also develop vaginal yeast infection. Yeast favors and grows in wet, warm and dark places like in the mouth, vagina and surrounding diaper region. You can stop the growth of yeast by taking preventative measures or in some cases, medicine may be prescribed if necessary. Treating Thrush Due to an infant’s immature immune system, babies can easily get infected as Candida can grow out of control. Thrush, a yeast infection inside the mouth, can cause your baby pain during nursing and can affect your baby’s ability to eat. Thrush looks like cottage cheese surrounding the insides of your baby’s mouth. They might bleed when you try to remove them. Candida is a common fungal problem that can grow out of control in infants because of their weak immune systems. Sometimes, thrush will resolve on its own within a few weeks, but if your baby won’t eat, your doctor will need to prescribe treatment immediately. An anti-fungal medication you gently apply to the inside of your baby’s mouth can clear the infection. If your baby is eating solid food, a little plain yogurt with live cultures such as Lactobacillus can also help prevent a baby’s yeast infection. Treating Nipples While Breast-feeding Nursing mothers can get infected if their baby has an oral yeast infection, chances are the nipple area may get infected too and vice versa, which will cause the yeast to grow back. To avoid regrowth of yeasts, you will need to treat your nipple’s and your baby’s mouth at the same time. If you’re taking antibiotics while breastfeeding, both you and your baby will have an increased risk of a yeast infection.. The antibiotics will kill the ‘good bacteria’ and allow the ‘bad’ bacteria to multiply. You can add probiotics such as acidophilus when taking antibiotics to prevent the occurrence of yeast infection. Exposing your nipples to air and keeping them dry will also help to eliminate the presence of yeast.   Treating Diaper rash Yeast diaper rashes are characterized by bumpy, bright and red blotches that resemble small pimples and the infected area may feel scaly. To...

Consequences of an Untreated Yeast Infection

An untreated yeast infection will most certainly make symptoms worse and will eventually penetrate one’s immune system. If you ignore symptoms like burning sensation, itching, rashy red bumps and/or yellow-white discharge that has a fishy odor, the discomfort may become severe affecting your lifestyle and may also disrupt your sex life, especially if passing the infection to your partner and back again. Yeast infections are generally caused by an overgrowth of yeast cells better known as the Candida fungus. Both women and men can get infected. There are other factors that trigger the infection such as food, hygiene and medications. It can appear in the genitals, the mouth, the skin and the intestines. If the yeast spreads to other parts of the body through one’s bloodstream, it may develop into a fatal condition called Sepsis, which is characterized by the formation of blood clots and a whole body inflamed state caused by a severe infection that could possibly lead to organ failure. An yeast infection may cause severe health issues and also affect your mental health if left unattended as the yeast cells will significantly reproduce. One may suffer from memory problems, anxiety attacks, mood swings, depression and; you may also get allergies and suffer from digestive problems like diarrhea, bloating, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). This will eventually lead to premenstrual syndrome and colitis, if not treated right away. To treat your yeast infection, it is important to know the type of yeast infection you have for the right treatment -whether you choose to treat it medically or naturally. Listed below are the different types of yeast infections and symptoms: Thrush (oral yeast infection) – yellowish and creamy like appearance on the tongue and mouth Vaginal yeast infection – yellow-white discharge with an icky fishy odor Male yeast infection – jock itch, penile inflammation or athlete’s foot Infant yeast infection – rashy-red little bumps around the diaper area of the bum and genitals   Treatment for each type of yeast infection varies. However; remember that prevention is always better than medication, or should that be cure?. To banish yeast infection for good, try a Candida detox diet program or better yet try the 5 step proven and tested method by . Many people opt to treat their yeast infection with natural remedies that are raw or homemade while others buy over-the-counter anti-fungal creams or suppositories to cure the infection. If you aren’t sure whether you have a yeast infection, or perhaps if you have mistaken one for an allergy and treat it with anti-fungal medication, it will make matters...

Stop Worrying, be Yeast Infection Free! | Yeast Infection No More Review...

“Yeast Infection No More” Review Are you tired of shallow promises from treatments that falsely promote to combat, kill or get rid of yeast infection forever? Read this yeast infection no more review to see what the fuss is all about… Yeast Infection No More is a simple 5 step plan (eBook) that crushes Candida yeast effectively and almost instantly for life. You won’t have to EVER worry about yeast infections! Whether you have dealt with Candida in the past or this is the first ever infection you’re dealing with, Yeast Infection No More is the master plan and the only quick relieving, fast acting solution. This system is comprised of a 5 step process that destroys and banishes the yeast permanently.  As a result of this carefully studied strategy, patients swear by its powerful and effective treatment against yeast through recapturing your body’s inner balance. The most powerful thing about this system is how safe and natural its method is. All you really need to learn are the SECRETS which will be revealed to you as you work through this popular and effective plan. A brief background on how this one-of-a-kind killer method was developed and fired-off into fame So you’re probably wondering:  how this system differs from the rest out there? Let me tell you about how this leading solution first came about … Linda Allen, author of Yeast Infection No More is a certified health consultant, nutritionist and medical researcher.  She had also dealt with symptoms of burning sensation, itchiness, and discomfort brought upon by yeast infections. Because of this, she worked her way into finding a solution, an effective treatment and a solid plan of attack that would not only kill Candida but eradicate it permanently. For 12 years, she carefully studied yeasts, its environment, what it feeds on and how one can get infected. She developed this holistic approach that would crush Candida. There had been a lot of time and effort devoted, immense level of clinical study, experiments and countless trial and error tests that went  throughout the development of this one-of-a-kind system, which proves how carefully developed it really is. Statistically speaking, about 35,000 hours of hard work and commitment accompanied with sound knowledge and proven and tested experience makes Yeast Infection No More the ultimate well sought-after and trusted anti-yeast method of a large number of women and men from all over the world. What people love about this system is it’s “no icing on the cake fluff” but instead, it guarantees 100% effective full-proof treatment. What about over the counter...

Curing a Yeast Infection during Pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones, elevated blood sugar levels and the use of antibiotics are some of the factors that may cause a yeast infection during pregnancy.  If you’re already suffering from yeast infection and the condition is severe, you will need to get medical assistance from your OB or gyne. However; if symptoms are in its early stages, you can bet on natural treatments to eliminate the yeasts. If you are currently suffering from a yeast like infection, sexual contact with your partner may make matters worse. Additionally, your partner may get infected too. It would be best to avoid sex when you are nursing a yeast infection to give yourself time to completely get rid of the infection for good. Another cause for a yeast infection is the presence of too much sugar in the body. By lessening your sugar intake, it will help stop the overgrowth of yeasts. Click this link to read our review of one of the best treatment programs available on the market today. Candida can be triggered due to an imbalance of yeasts in your body’s system. Antibiotics gets rid of the good yeast but unfortunately it also leaves the bad bacteria behind. You can reverse this by applying natural yogurt (non-flavored) or probiotics (introducing more of the good bacteria). On the other hand, yeast overgrowth can also be  characterized by vaginal discharge, a substance that looks like cottage-cheese that is accompanied by an unpleasant odor.  You may treat this with garlic suppositories. The best natural remedies for any type of yeast infection when pregnant include garlic, yogurt, probiotics, and tea tree oil. Garlic – It is widely used and very safe. Garlic has antibacterial properties that fight yeast naturally.  To apply garlic, peel one clove, crush it slightly and place the garlic into the vagina as far as possible and leave it there overnight.  Don’t worry about not being able to remove the garlic as it will fall on its own.  Otherwise, you can wrap the garlic with gauze before inserting it so that you can just pull it out after. Yogurt – When it comes to yeasts, yogurt is a natural remedy for infections because of the good bacteria or live cultures it contains. However, you should be careful not to use the sweet type of yogurt. Remember, yeasts feed on sugar. Be sure you are using the regular plain type of yogurt or Greek yogurt. When applying yogurt to the infected area, make sure your hands are clean. You can also apply yogurt by filling the tip of a tampon with yogurt and...


Bob Boilen's Year In Concerts : All Songs Considered : NPR St. Vincent's Annie Clark, who played Bob Boilen's favorite concert of 2014, on stage at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on March 2, 2014. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption toggle caption pre bonded hairBob Boilen/NPR St. Vincent's Annie Clark, who played Bob Boilen's favorite concert of 2014, on stage at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on March 2, 2014. Bob Boilen/NPR

I missed another year of TV shows. I missed every single Netflix and HBO series. I did, however, see four times as many movies in 2014 as I did in 2013: four, instead of just one. What I did see once again was a whole lot of live music, 662 performances to be exact. (I count each band as a show or performance.) In a year packed full of concerts, I saw 555 different bands in 144 venues across 16 cities. It turns out I saw exactly the same amount of shows this year as last, which made me laugh ... guess I've hit my ceiling. Each time I go to a show I hope for a unique experience, that marriage of venue, audience and performer. I don't get that from any other medium. I madly love it. When I look back at my favorite shows of the year I find a commonality: Every one of those top bands/acts owns their sound. There's a vision pouring out of the speakers, hearts and instruments. Their lives compel them to do what they do. It's not casual — it's a pure and absolute commitment. Whether it's Paul Janeway of St. Paul and the Broken Bones down on his knees; Perfect Pussy's wall of noise; Dave Grohl's guitar solo on the bar of the 9:30 Club; Nick Cave literally standing in the arms of his fans; James Blake's soulful soundscapes; Moon Hooch's never-ending breath-filled squeals, squawks and drop dead starts and stops — these come off as extraordinary acts of human expression. They touch me and keep me coming back in hopes of that singular unforgettable moment. I saw so much worth sharing. Below is a list of my top 20 shows, starting with the best concert I saw all year. Following that is a chronological list of the other performances I loved (I deleted duplicates, so even though I saw Courtney Barnett play three times, I only listed my favorite one). If you'd like to see the crazy list of all 662 shows I saw, click here and prepare to feel exhausted. Tomorrow I'll post my favorite concert photos of 2014. 1. St. Vincent9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (March 2) Nothing was better than this show. It was a perfect blend of new songs, brilliant, inventive guitar sounds and engaging, sometimes funny choreography that took Annie Clark's already charismatic character, St. Vincent, to places I'd never seen her even dip her toes in. A huge growth for a young artist who is already musically mature. 2. Moon HoochHoly Mountain in Austin, Texas (March 14) I don't think anyone at SXSW had a clue what they were in for late one evening in Austin. There were looks of amazement while this trio — two saxophones and one monster drummer — made a magic mix of jazz, rock and electronica. No one makes music like this and the fusion of improvisation and turn on a dime stops and rhythmic starts seemed beyond human. This band is a must see! 3. James Blake The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. (June 12) No venue ever sounds better than during a James Blake show. He and his crew understand how to use bass in a profound, body-rattling way. Unlike other bands that use that big bottom end to bolster their sound, Blake's bass doesn't bury the subtlety that is present in his music. You can hear every click and snap of the drum, every texture of the guitar (which never sounds like a guitar) and then all the words, so soulfully sung. remy hair extensions4. Courtney Barnett The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. (Oct. 18) I've seen Courtney Barnett probably six times since CMJ in 2013. She's grown immensely over the past year-and-a-half as a guitar player and as a singer of the best words in rock music today. On this night her band was on fire. Keep a close eye on her this year — there'll be new music and a show that's not to be missed. 5. alt-JLe Poison Rouge in New York City (Sept. 2) They have been my favorite rock band of the decade since I first saw them in the fall of 2012. Alt-J plays quirky art rock with funny, sometimes disturbing words that always have depth and imagination. Their songs are filled with more songs that shift abruptly but with purpose. And this year there were new tunes and a brilliant new album. They don't let me down; they thrill me. 6. ProtomartyrThe Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Oct. 23) I didn't see this coming. I was so-so on Protomartyr's album and then they rocked my world. This Detroit band reminded me of the punk futurism of Pere Ubu in the '70s. Front man Joe Casey — in suit and tie, with drink in hand — conjures images of a salesman one drink over the line, stumbling accidentally on a stage but spouting unforgettable poetry. I'm a lover of words that summon imagery and spark thought. Get someone singing about their love of their "baby" and I'm gone but sing me a line like, "And I'll try to live defeated / Come and see the good in everything / Outside, outside, animals sound / Come and see then lead us all to heaven," and I'm there. Joe Casey and Protomartyr, I'm all yours. 7. Public Service Broadcasting The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. (March 4) On the opposite end of the lyrical spectrum here's a band that never utters a word of their own. The entire lyrical content of PSB's songs is appropriated from British public service films from the middle of the last century. It's hilarious (and informative) and the music that glues the films and language together is a fun mix of electronica and rock. The duo's motto is its mission: Inform - Educate - Entertain. 8. Foo Fighters9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (May 5) OK, so most everyone in the room was probably a bigger fan of Foo Fighters than I, but by night's end I was one of them. This band is undeniable, its attitude is winning and the playing is extraordinary. Washington has a fair claim on Dave Grohl as one of our own: He grew up in the D.C. suburbs and saw many of his early shows at the old 9:30 Club and the Black Cat. On this night, he made himself right at home with a performance that included a rock guitar solo on the bar of the club that was legendary.

9. Sylvan EssoDC9 in Washington, D.C. (Jan. 28) For every band that becomes something of a household name there's an unforgettable moment in some club on some night in which the group moves from obscurity to fame. I believe this was that night for Sylvan Esso. The duo of Amelia Meath on vocals and Nick Sanborn on electronics had just released their single, "Coffee." That song, with a bit of the classic rock tune "Hanky Panky," was an ear worm for everyone in the audience that night and when they launched into it and heard a crowd sing back the words, the look on their faces was priceless. 10. Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsConstitution Hall in Washington, D.C. (July 23) Nick Cave needs to perform as much as you and I need to breathe. I can't think of another performer more compelling than he. At age 57 he out performed every 20 and 30 year old I saw on my list. I believe that some time, perhaps in his late 70s, Nick Cave will be surfing in the crowd and will die in the arms of his fans. It would be his perfect poetic final exit. 11. St. Paul & The Broken BonesRock & Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. (March 29) Terrifically fun live big band with a bank-teller-turned-soul-singer down on his knees pouring out his heart and soul. 12. The Front BottomsThe Lab in Arlington, Va. (Jan. 29) In the six or so times I've seen this band, Brian Sella has never failed to get a crowd to become a community. We all sing/scream back his words as cathartic acts of love and release. Group rock therapy. 13. Randy Newman as FaustNew York City Center in NYC (July 1) Randy Newman resurrected his cynical, modernized and truly funny musical version of the classic tale of Faust. From the moment he walked on stage wearing devil horns, I wore the biggest grin. 14. Rodrigo AmaranteSixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. (June 28) This mans sings with his eyes, lures you in as a true romantic. Simply transporting. perruques cheveux naturels15. Perfect PussyRock & Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. (Aug. 30) I saw this band four times in three cities on two continents. Their show, a (maximum) 25 minute blast of fierce noise led by Meredith Graves' impassioned, poetic growl feels almost as good when it stops as when it starts. Hard to explain; best to experience. 16. SaintsenecaThe Black Cat in Washington, D.C. (Jan. 14) A new discovery for me, this Ohio band was easy to love, with foot stomping tunes played on banjo, baglama, bulbul, balalaika, bowed banjo, baritone ukulele, bass and bouzouki. (Oddly, the third St./Saint band on my list ... What's up with that?) 17. DakhaBrakhaWebster Hall in New York City (January 12) Calling them a Ukrainian folk quartet makes them sound quaint. They're not. With hats that resemble a handful of Marge Simpsons in a performance art band, these folks rock. 18. Bo NingenPianos in New York City (Oct. 24) A sonic/visual shock. This Japanese psych/metal/punk/prog band of four Japanese dudes with waist-length hair, wearing long dresses, making faces like blowfish while playing pummeling tunes of wonder. Wow. 19. LulucHouse concert in Silver Spring, Md. (Aug. 8) This Australian folk duo made my number one album of the year. This intimate house concert was the perfect setting. 20. The ShackletonsMuchmores in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Oct 25)

Singer Mark Redding has something to get off his chest. The show is a raucous therapeutic ride of frustration, happiness and tears that goes beyond the self, turning strangers into friends. The Rest of the Best: 63 More Shows I Loved Priests at DC9 in Washington, D.C. (January 8) Mother Falcon at Littlefield in Brooklyn, N.Y. (January 10) Fanfare Ciocarlia at Webster Hall in New York City (January 12) Yasimine Hamdan at Webster Hall in New York City (January 12) The Gene Clark - No Other Tour at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (January 24) Black Clouds at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. (February 2) Luray at Iota in Arlington, Va. (February 7) Asaf Avidan at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. (February 19) Deafheaven at Empire in Springfield, Va. (February 20) Pile at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. (March 6) Landlady at Trinity Hall in Austin, Texas (March 11) perruques cheveuxDiane Coffee at Victorian Room at The Driskill in Austin, Texas (March 13) San Fermin at Metro Gallery Baltimore, Md. (March 22) Colin Stetson at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. (March 24) Nils Frahm at The Mansion at Strathmore Bethesda, Md. (March 28) Kraftwerk at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (April 4) Juana Molina at Jammin' Java Vienna, Va. (April 16) Downtown Boys at Rock And Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. (April 24) Alabama Shakes at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (April 25) Strand of Oaks at World Cafe/WXPN Philadelphia, Pa. (May 16) HighAsAKite at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. (May 18) Lucius at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (May 21) Conor Oberst at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (May 23)

The Orwells at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, N.Y. (June 9) Tweedy at The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. (June 10) The Family Crest at Artisphere in Arlington, Va. (June 20) Randy Newman at New York City Center in New York City (July 1) Pokey LaFarge at The Birchmere Alexandria, Va. (July 10) Phox at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. (July 19) Beck at Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, Md. (July 24) Hozier at Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. (July 26) The Oh Hellos at Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. (July 26) Nellie McKay as Billie Tipton at Jammin' Java Vienna, Va. (July 31) Agnes Obel at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (August 13) Arcade Fire at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (August 17) Dan Deacon at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (August 17) lace front wigsBellows at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. (August 31) New Pornographers at Brill Building in New York City (September 4) Jack White at Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, Md. (September 14) Ty Segall at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (September 15) Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear at Third Man Records Nashville, Tenn. (September 18) Sturgill Simpson at City Winery Nashville, Tenn. (September 18) Anthony D'Amato at The Basement Nashville, Tenn. (September 20) Valerie June at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. (October 2)

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