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Yellowish finger nails

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by Zuriel, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Zuriel

    Zuriel

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    Noticed this morning that there is a yellowish tinge on my nails. Very unlikely caused by fungal infection.

    Have leaky gut and for past 3 months been plagued by slow gut motility with nausea.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Hi, not sure about this issue at all. On occasion I get yellow nails from of all things curry powder - but only on nails in contact with it. If its all nails, or you don't use turmeric, I dont have a clue, sorry. Bye, Alex
  3. rlc

    rlc Senior Member

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    Hi Zuriel, yellow nails can be a sign of serious but often treatable conditions; if it persists it would be a good idea to see a dermatologist who should be able to track down which illness is causing it. Warning some of the pictures in these links are of more extreme cases and arent too pretty.

    http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/yellow-nails.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_nail_syndrome

    http://health.msn.com/health-topics/what-your-nails-are-telling-you-about-your-health

    All the best
  4. liquid sky

    liquid sky Senior Member

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    Most common reason for yellow color of nails is fungal. I know you say it is unlikely, but it is contagious also. Have you been around a gym or swimming pool lately? Don't know if you are female, but nail salons are good places to catch fungal infections also.
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