Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
149 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  344
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
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
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor