What to Do with Thrush?

Some time ago, a patient came with a complaint: there were thrushes in the mouth and tongue for more than a week. There were no other symptoms, and that disease often recurred.

He went to an internist. He was checked and told to go to the lab for blood tests. He was surprised to cost about 70 dollars. Without much asking, he paid for the doctor's orders, and the pain was very disturbing. In the afternoon, he returned for treatment to bring the results of laboratory and then was given a prescription which the ransom makes him shocked again, 30 dollars.

After a week not recovered, he went for treatment again. Either the illusion of what is in the mind of the physician, the usual sprue so often suffered, usually enough treated by drinking heat liquids, have to spend up 100 dollars.

In fact, treatment of a doctor was just a description of what didn't allow to eat or drink as well as some vitamins as placebo. The result wasn't monitored because he didn't come back again, probably, because it resolved itself with the prohibition against inducing foods.

Thrush that often we experience isn't the same as scurvy. Sprue is also not a precursor of scurvy. Today, scurvy is very rare in the world. Scurvy initially emerged when the first sailed from Europe for months to adventure and take spices from Asia.

Because vegetables and fresh fruits aren't available on board, supplies of vitamin C in the body was exhausted totally. This was what triggered the onset of scurvy in the form of severe systematic disease with bleeding in various places, including the mouth, tongue, and gums.

It also came with the damage to all body cells. Understandably, vitamin C is needed by all living cells to function properly. At the mouth, it incurred the bloody injuries. Mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, intestines, and skin also showed symptoms of injuries and bleeding.

The disease was then examined convincingly by James Lind, a British ship's doctor, who every day gave two oranges and a lemon to a half of the crew. It turned out that this group wasn't attacked by scurvy. Then it was known that vitamin C deficiency was the cause.

Now, the condition of the ship almost never happens anymore, but people still eat vitamin C to treat or prevent thrushes or other diseases. In fact, there's no scientific evidence that thrush can be cured by vitamin C.

While it's true, vitamin C itself is a crucial ingredient for the body, and nature has provided for us in abundance in foodstuffs. Oranges, tomatoes, chilies, peppers, and various other types of fruits and vegetables also contain high vitamin C.

Usually, thrush will disappear within a few days if stimulating foods, like chilies, vinegar, and so on are stopped for a while.

On the contrary, there's sufficient suspicion that high doses of vitamin C and other acidic or spicy foodstuffs precisely cause, even extend, sprue cases. Many people report that thrush arise when eating sour oranges. When done challenge test, thrush will arise again.

Of course, it has also to think about the existence of other factors that can trigger thrushes in the mouth and tongue, like pointy, broken or decayed teeth, or carcinoma.

In fact, I'd seen an old lady who had thrushes for two years in a row. The disease was suspected tumors, but it was caused by her new habit of drinking and eating the scalding. This was evident when under her false teeth didn't find the wound. Meanwhile, the injuries was visible behind demarcated with her false teeth. Also, after this strange habit stopped, she no longer suffered from thrush.

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