Hi, My mother-in-law is 94 years and lives in a
My mother-in-law is 94 years and lives in a care home. Two days ago, we noticed that all the cuticles around her toes (on both feet) were black, as if she had stepped into a puddle of black ink. The color is black, not red or brown (the color of dried blood). She says she feels no pain, but on occasion her feet have become swollen.
Thank you for your reply,
I understand your concern. Although, ideally I would need to see an image to have a better idea, from your description it sounds a lot like foot gangrene. In this case it is an emergency and requires an immediate evaluation, so please take your mother-in-law to a ER as soon as you can.
Let me know if I can assist you further.