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Oral Thrush (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Medical care should be sought when thrush is suspected for a child outside of the infant age range, when over-the-counter remedies (see below) are not helpful, or if the infection is painful (maternal breast involvement -- for example, cracking or bleeding of the nipple).

A health-care professional should evaluate all adults with thrush.

Oral Thrush Diagnosis

The diagnosis of thrush generally does not require laboratory testing -- visual inspection of the area is all that is necessary to establish the diagnosis.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/12/2014

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