I must apologise for the photo. Feet are not pretty at the best of times but mine aren’t good at all at the moment.
I have SLE, mild raynauds, mild Sjögren etc.
My little toe nails have been yellow, thick and crumbling for a long time - before my lupus diagnosis.
I’ve managed to hide them by painting them in the summer when I might wear sandals.
But recently after having a small bout of athletes foot I’ve noticed some of my other nails are going yellow, another has thickened and my right big toe nail has lines on it, horizontal lines and ridges.
I’ve never noticed this before.
I’ve bought a tea tree anti bacterial toe nail treatment from Holland & Barrett and am using that twice a day.
I’m already thinking I won’t be wearing sandals this summer. My toe nails are too unsightly. I often wear trainers during the summer anyway, for comfort & to cover my feet from the sun, but wearing socks and shoes all the time doesn’t help fungal infections.
Is it significant? Is it just being on 3g of MMF and therefore being immune suppressed and more susceptible to fungal infections? Although I’ve had athletes foot in the past too. Do fungal infections cause horizontal lines and ridges?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and advice.