Many people believe that when they have diabetes that it can automatically give you toenail fungus. The reason many people believe this is because their toenails are discolored and they are chipping. These symptoms can be lead for toenail fungus but that does not mean that you have toenail fungus. The reason that you can get toenail fungus is because of an infection that happened on your nail. In rare cases the color change can be because of a condition called yellow nail syndrome. People with this disorder also have lymphedema, or swelling in their body.
The reason why the nail turns yellow is because of the breakdown of sugars that happen your body and when it is not processed properly, then the collagen in your nails allows it to turn yellow. There are many risk factors in having yellow nails, it can lead to thickening of the nails which can be very painful. When the nail is thick it can cause ingrown nails when the nail can start digging into the skin. If you get a cut on your foot, nerve damage from diabetes it can cause you to be less aware of an injury. Bacteria can find their way into the open sore, causing infection. When the foot does not get treated and it can lead to worse consequences, that is why it is important to be careful when cutting the nails when you are diabetic.
If the yellow nails have not gone away, it is important to be seen by a doctor. If the yellow nails is a cause of toenail fungus, the best way to treat it is by using the pinpointe laser. The laser has a high success rate compared to other treatments. You see results within 6 to 9 months and there are no side effects. The laser is FDA approved and it’s a free consultation to be seen by one of our doctors. Scheduled today to be cured from toenail fungus.