Athlete's Foot (cont.)
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Diagnosis of Athlete's Foot
The accurate diagnosis of athlete's foot can usually be made simply by looking at the rash. The diagnosis can also be confirmed by looking at scrapings of the infected area of the foot under a microscope. The doctor will see microscopic fungal branches on the slide.
If the doctor suspects a secondary bacterial infection, he will prescribe the proper antibiotic.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/3/2014
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