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How can skin problems be diagnosed?

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Doctors can diagnose many skin problems by discussing your symptoms and examining your skin. Sometimes, you may need testing. A variety of skin tests can help diagnose skin problems such as bacterial, viral, or fungal skin infections. A skin biopsy can help tell the difference between rashes, malignant (cancerous) cells, and benign (noncancerous) growths.

SOURCE:  American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCE:  American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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