Hi, my doctor took a swab from my mouth as a test. I was pleasantly surprised as I expected to be told I had IBS and sent off to eat some bran!!! However she didn’t mention that but also did a blood test for coeliac disease, which seems quite sensible.
As for medication, I’ve read that taking anti fungals can actually hinder healing from natural sources so have decided to explore that avenue first, even though my symptoms are reasonably severe. I’m lucky enough to work in a health food shop so know lots of customers who work as herbalists, homeopaths etc so have had the benefit of their free advice and the general consensus seems to be to steer clear of medication.