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Blackish brown spot on the toe, no pain, no instance of injury. Treatment advice?

I have healthy clean dry and soft feet and healthy toe nails . Never walk bare feet. If I have to, then I wear a pair of socks and walk, say in a temple. I always apply moixturex medicated skin cream after washing my feet , what ever be the season, every night before going to bed every day, every day since several decades. Suddenly, 2 days back I noticed that my 3rd toe of my left leg has a blackish brown spot covering 7o% of the nail. No pain or fungal infection noticed. It looks still healthy though it has turned color. I dont recollect ever having bumped into injuring my toe nail in the past few days. I am a middle aged male. Pl advice. Thanks. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi arun,

Thanks for writing in.

The brown spot you are talking about can be onychomycosis or fungal infection of nail.
Oral and topical antifungals are treatment of choice.You can apply NAILON lotion over the nail.

Please visit a good dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and starting on oral antifungal medications.Treatment of nail fungal infection should be taken for 6 months.It has slow effect but it is curable.

Hope this helps.

MD Dermatologist

Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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