Yellow nail syndrome in an 80 years old woman!
An 80-year-old woman was admitted with pneumonia and exacerbation of sinobronchial syndrome (SBS). She presented with yellow discoloration of the nail beds of all fingers and toes, and her nails were recognized as growing slowly. Chest X-ray revealed bronchiectasis in the bilateral lower lobe and bilateral pleural effusion. She has been diagnosed with having yellow nail syndrome (YNS), based on the triad of yellow nails, lymphedema, and lung disease. How to recover from this?
@dhara There’s no one treatment for yellow nail syndrome. Treatment addresses specific symptoms of the condition and may include: topical or oral vitamin E for nail discoloration
antibiotics in the case of bacterial sinusitis, lung infections, or excess mucus production
diuretics, which remove excess fluid
tube thoracostomy, a procedure to drain fluid from the pleural space.
If yellow nail syndrome occurs with an associated disease like cancer, arthritis, or AIDS, symptoms may improve after treating the underlying disease. To treat lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome, your doctor may recommend manual lymph drainage, which is a specialized massage technique to improve circulation and reduce puffiness. You can also reduce lymphedema at home by wearing elastic compression garments. Compression encourages better lymph flow through your lymphatic vessels.