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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Thrush

DESCRIPTION

An Infection in the mouth caused by the fungus Candida albicans, thrush manifests as white, slightly raised patches on the mucous membrane of the tongue, mouth, and throat. The mucous membrane beneath the patches becomes usually raw and bleeding. The overgrowth of this fungus results when the normal microbial balance is disturbed. It occurs most frequently in infants and in adults suffering from chronic illnesses.

Treatment includes rest, a nutritious diet, restoration of a proper microbial balance, an application of gentian violet, and an antifungal antibiotic.

HERBS

Garlic (4)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

L-acidophilus (5)
Magnesium
Vitamin A (3)
Vitamin C (1)
Vitamin E
Zinc (2)

REFERENCES

1. Rubinoff AB, et al: Vitamin C and oral health, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 55(9), Sept 1989, p 705-707.
2. Duchateau J, et al: Beneficial effects of oral Zinc supplementation on the immune response of old people, American Journal of Medicine, 70(5), May 1981, p 1001-1004.
3. Pletsityi KD, et al: Further study of the role of Vitamin A in immunologic reactions, Vopr Pitan, (1), Jan-Feb 1984, p 26-29.
4. Yoshida S, et al: Antifungal activity of ajoene derived from Garlic, Appl Environ Microbiol, 53(3), Mar 1987, p 615-617.
5. Collins EB, Hardt P: Inhibition of Candida albicans by lactobacillus acidophilus, Journal of dairy sciences, 63(5), May 1980, p 830-832.

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