Immunologist Prodeus: unpleasant foot odor may not be an obvious sign of diabetes

Immunologist Andrei Prodeus said that the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus can be indicated by fungus and an unpleasant odor emanating from the feet. This is not an obvious sign of the disease.

The edges of the toenails become brittle and crack due to fungal infection, the doctor noted on the air of the “Live Healthy!” program. on Channel One.

“The cuticle, the edge of the nail is brittle, cracked, but there is still one place that will smell the most – it’s between the fingers, between the phalanges,” Prodeus said.
br>Classic symptoms of diabetes include:

  • frequent urination,
  • excessive thirst,
  • fatigue,
  • dry skin,
  • slow wound healing,
  • decreased vision

Signs of foot fungus: how to recognize?

Foot fungus is a common disease that causes discomfort and inconvenience. In advanced cases, it significantly reduces the level of quality of life.

Signs of fungus:

Burning and itching. One of the first symptoms of foot fungus is the appearance of itching and burning in the foot area or between the toes.

Nail brittleness. They become fragile, sometimes thicken and turn yellow.

The appearance of cracks and peeling on the skin of the foot or between the toes. They are painful and cause discomfort when walking.

Unpleasant odor.


Fungus is quite difficult and long to treat. It's better to prevent it from appearing. In combination with diabetes mellitus, it can lead to serious health problems.

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