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Brown spots on toes, dry, flaking soles of feet, athlete's foot. Treatment?

Hi, I have recurring brown spots on my big toes. They appear at first as being very callous-like, and over the course of a few days or so, eventually dry out and flake off. They don t happen in the same spot every time, and they never cause me pain or discomfort. I also have dry skin on the bottoms of my feet , predominantly under my toes, sporadically on my soles. I believe the dry skin to be an attribute of mild athlete s foot , but I can t find any information on the spots.
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

You are correct,

You might have developed Athlete's foot which is a fungal infection.

The dark patches may be due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation,

These are common after any type of infection.

Please get a KOH mount done,

This can confirm the fungal etiology.

Treatment can be with oral antifungals as well as with topical antifungals.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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