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How is athlete's foot diagnosed in children?

Doctors can generally diagnose athlete’s foot just by looking at the infected feet. Athlete’s foot can also be diagnosed by scraping the affected skin and looking at it under a microscope to see if the fungus is present.

Not all foot skin problems are athlete’s foot. If you suspect your child (especially a pre-teen) has athlete’s foot, it is a good idea to have a doctor take a look in order to make a correct diagnosis.

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