Black skin buildup on toe

From the past few weeks, the skin on my toes are getting thicker and doesnt hurt but looks ugly .. i try to scrub it away during bathing but its still there...i think it is some kind of infection .. any advise on treatment would be welcome..thanks
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Greetings, this doesnt look like an infection / rather looks like a frictional hyper keratosis /dermatitis or a dry ezcema or due to some irritation with footwear / etc. You would do good with a visit to a qualified dermatologist and with timely application of moisturisers / salicylic acid based keratolytics probably in combination with a mild topical steroid. Try to find the exact trigger / or contact substance causing this. Further queries may be sent on follow up messaging. Warm regards
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