- July 9, 2016 at 6:04 pm #172578
I have Candida which manifest as oral thrush. I seem to be past the worst of the symptoms but the candida is still persisting. When my symptoms were at thier worst, my tongue was green and whole mouth was swollen and white. At this time I started using oil of oregano along with probiotic pills. Within a few days I saw positive results. The swelling, overgrowth and pain started to back off. After about 10 days I started having strange reactions to antifungals. I took garlic, oil of oregano, and coconut oil at the same time. This caused the mouth to swell and white candida to appear rapidly in the mouth. So I stopped taking the oregano and garlic and now I am working mostly with probiotics. The thrush has improved, but it has some symptoms that keep persisting. Tonight, I just had some food that was spiced with thyme and oregano and had a mini-reaction similar to the previous one. My thrush attacked again. Can anyone explain why these antifungals would make the candida worse? and Should I stop using them altogether?July 10, 2016 at 3:42 am #172579
I am surprised that the thyme and oregano in your food worsened your symptoms.
Keep us updated.July 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm #172580
I tried the oil of oregano again today and did not have the reaction. I’m not sure what could have been causing it.July 11, 2016 at 2:56 am #172581
It is really tricky to detect food reactions.July 11, 2016 at 10:47 am #172582
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It’s either the antifungal properties of the herbs (all are antifungal) or its a treat for the yeast because of the mold found on them (they are a dried food item). You might want to try out fresh herbs.
-rasterJuly 16, 2016 at 12:58 pm #172589
Just an update, I realized it was the raw garlic. I tried it again, and had the same reaction: The tounge swells, becomes pale and tingles. You can see teeth marks in the front of the tongue due to it’s pressing into them because of the swelling. With some minor sore throat as well. It’s like early symptoms of how I felt when I had oral thrush.
I discontinued the garlic and upon strong dosage of probiotic, the swelling went down. I am wondering if perhaps the garlic was overpowering my flora and allowing the candida to multiply?
OR is there any chance the swelling is actually a die off reaction?July 17, 2016 at 3:30 am #172590
Thanks for the update. I have been able to use cooked garlic recently. Six months ago it gave me diarrhea.
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