Yellowish nails

11.06.2019
0
14
Mh logo Be Your Healthiest

Subscribe to MedHelp's free newsletter for Community Support, Experience, and Guidance.

General Health Community

8.77k Members

Hi I'm a 23 year old woman.
I've recently noticed that the nails on both of my big toes have turned pretty yellow, they don't seem any different from normal nails aside from the color change. The nail of one other toe has a slightly yellowish hue as well.
It looks nothing like any of the pictures I've seen of fungal infections (they are not brittle, hardened or thickened in any way) which makes me wonder what else could cause it?
I haven't used nail polish for years and I walk around barefoot a lot (not in public but at home).

3 Responses

um thats from wearing jump shoes and being barefeet

This is caused by toenail fungus. These are fungi (called (dermatophytes) that are in the environment and infect the nails, hair and skin. The toenails get infected by walking in a gym barefoot, or wearing someone elses shoes, having moist feet and then getting in a shower where someone else had athletes foot. Breaking a toenail will make  you more susceptible if you never were before. Since you already have these toenails infected you can take a drug called Lamisil (there is generic pill too). This will kill the fungal part of the nail and the other part just grows out. It takes months until the nail finally grows out. There is laser treatment but it costs a lot and insurance doesn't cover it. You can protect your self by walking in the gym or showers wearing clean or new flip flops but these fungi are everywhere. Wearing sandals keeps your feet dry and less likely to get them but it is bad for you back. Wearing sock is good to prevent getting exposed to them but it keeps your feet wet. So it is a toss up. Hope this helps.
mkh9

Also, a disease that causes chronic leg swelling and diabetes can cause yellow toe nails so you may want to see a doctor to double check your blood sugar and see if it is toe nail fungus. If you paint your toenails with yellow nail polish it can stain your nails too.
mkh9

Did you like the video? Like or tell your friends!
Tags:
Comments
Add a comment
Related videos:
18.06.2019
Whether they’re short or long, thick or thin, your nails can reveal a lot of secrets about your health
18.06.2019
No, just annoying:Yellow nails can be caused by several things, including some medical conditions. When it comes to nail
15.06.2019
Nails that are infected with a fungus may become discolored (yellowish-brown or opaque), thick and brittle, and may separate
15.06.2019
The appearance of your fingernails can give clues about possible issues with your overall health. If your fingernails are discolored
15.06.2019
Brittle nails:Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. Aging can cause slowed nail growth and
15.06.2019
Black fingernails may be the result of a hematoma, according to Dr. Melissa Conrad Stoppler writing on MedicineNet. A hematoma
15.06.2019
How to Spot a Nail Fungal InfectionNail fungal infection, or onychomysis, is easy to spot. However, it is also easy
14.06.2019
When your toenails become yellow and discolored, it could be a sign of an underlying health condition or lifestyle choice
13.06.2019
What do your nails say about you? Quite a bit, actually! Take a look below to see if we got
13.06.2019
The color of your fingernails isn’t likely the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about
13.06.2019
A yellowish spot on the nails may be a sign of one of the medical conditions known as Onychomycosis. This
12.06.2019
Diabetic PodiatryPodiatrists are on hand at every stage of diabetes whether it be for prevention of foot problems, regular diabetic
10.06.2019
Need to examine:It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may
10.06.2019
Treatment may not be necessary in mild cases of fungal nail infection. For more severe or troublesome cases, antifungal medication
09.06.2019
When you sign up for a specific newsletter, we (GEL-NAILS.COM) add your email address to a corresponding mailing
09.06.2019
Healthline and our partners may receive a portion of revenues if you make a purchase using a link on this
09.06.2019
Worried About White Spots On Fingernails? | Andrew Weil, M.D.
09.06.2019
When your toenails become yellow and discolored, it could be a sign of an underlying health condition or lifestyle choice
09.06.2019
Q. My client says she hasn’t dropped anything on her toenail, but she admits that she picked the nail
09.06.2019
Healthline and our partners may receive a portion of revenues if you make a purchase using a link on this
08.06.2019
Having thick nails is an unsightly condition that can affect not just fingernails but toenails too. Thick toenails, if left
select background