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How can you know if something is athletes foot or just dead skin?

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Dr. Frank Smith
Podiatry

In brief: Athletes feet

Athletes feet usually itches more than dead skin.

In brief: Athletes feet

Athletes feet usually itches more than dead skin.
Dr. Frank Smith
Dr. Frank Smith
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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
The involved skin in Athlete's foot is typically pink or reddish with localized white areas. Dead skin that has separated from the underlying tissue can look white if the underlying tissue is healthy & has a good blood supply or shades of brown or black if there is insufficient circulation.
Dr. Dale Vancil
Athletes feet will itch, dry skin is less likely.
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