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How is ringworm diagnosed?

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A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis.

From: Fungal Infections of the Skin WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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