Sunday, December 22, 2019

A brush with thrush

I recently broke out with many canker sores.

I suspected thrush. Dad has thrush and I have been spending much time with him. A quick internet review suggested that thrush is rare in middle-aged, healthy men but that stress predisposes one to getting it.

The same quick review revealed that there are many biocides and fungicides that are effective on thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth. Unfortunately, they require prescriptions.

There were also many "folk" remedies suggested; remedies like gargling with Greek yogurt or rinsing out my mouth with brine strong enough to float a potato 8 times a day.

On a whim, I researched other, non-prescription sources of the modern biocides.

This is what I found

$36 to make 40 gallons of 0.12% solution similar to the prescription mouthwash Peridex which sells for $9 a pint.

Of course, it is a Federal crime to use the product in off-label applications. That is where my glorious plan hit the rocks of reality.

I could not find a volunteer who agreed to supply the applicators listed on the label.


  1. There is a product called Oregamax. Available in capsules and tincture. The capsules are the dried leaves of the wild oregano plant. The tincture is the concentrated distillate.

    Anyhow, this is the most potent natural antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal stuff there is. The bible refers to hyssop as being the remedy for just about any ailment. This stuff is the hyssop referred to in the bible.

  2. Interesting... I'm pretty sure that stuff is available at TSC out here...

  3. Canker sores can also be a sign of a lack of iron and certain B vitamins.There is a product called Floradix - produced in Germany I believe.They have been in business close to 100 years.Exceptional product and company.


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