What can I do for discoloration of feet, caused by athletes foot?

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Cure for foot discoloration

With athlete's foot, discoloration is sometimes seen in the toenails. If you have already gotten rid of the infection itself, there is no need to worry. As the toenails grow, they will return to their normal color. However, if you have noticed discoloration of the entire foot, this may be an indication of a new problem, and you should visit a doctor for a diagnosis. Sometimes, with athlete's foot, a secondary bacterial infection starts to develop, which may need to be addressed separately. If you are referring to the scaly, flaking, slightly red skin, this is a normal symptom of athlete's foot. Treatment needs to focus on curing the infection, not on the discoloration itself.

Athlete's foot is essentially a fungal infection that typically affects the skin between the toes, but can spread to the toenails and across the foot, even to other parts of the body such as the groin and the armpits. Some basic hygiene will help hasten the cure as well as prevent spreading the infection — in general, try to keep your feet dry and clean; wear clean socks and shoes, and change them regularly; wash your feet regularly and then dry them thoroughly. Besides using a regular disinfectant to wash your feet, a foot soak in a tub of warm salt water will also help. In addition, you can apply a paste of baking soda and water, with special focus on toenails and the skin between your toes.

answered by G M

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