I want to get my feet ready for the upcoming open toe shoe season and after a long winter my toes always seem to discolor to a yellow hue. What can I do to get rid of this?
Our toe nails often get neglected during the winter months but a few simple steps can get them ready for open-toe season. One of the most common causes of a yellow discoloration to the nails is fungus. Mild fungal infections can occur secondary to nail trauma or athlete’s foot. The moist environment of socks and closed-toe shoes allows the fungal growth to persist. But do not worry, mild yellow nail discoloration can easily be treated with topical tea tree oil. For more serious fungal infections or a yellow discoloration that persists, I recommend seeing your Podiatrist who can prescribe a prescription anti-fungal and biopsy the nail.
Dr. Emily Splichal
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