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How do you test positive for oral thrush? Is there a test?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
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In brief: Clinical Diagnosis

The diagnosis of Thrush is almost always made based on a clinical exam, with distinctive white lesions on the mouth, tongue, or cheeks.
Lightly brushing the lesions away reveals a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly. A microscopic examination of tissue from a lesion can confirm the diagnosis, but this is rarely, if ever, done.

In brief: Clinical Diagnosis

The diagnosis of Thrush is almost always made based on a clinical exam, with distinctive white lesions on the mouth, tongue, or cheeks.
Lightly brushing the lesions away reveals a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly. A microscopic examination of tissue from a lesion can confirm the diagnosis, but this is rarely, if ever, done.
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