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My fingernails have a yellowish tint to them. Is this a cause for concern or something simple

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replied March 6th, 2014
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The yellowness or the yellowish tint of finger nails that you describe could suggest possibility of jaundice especially if you have not come in contact with any chemical/coloring agent that can stain your fingernails. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/healthcare provider at the earliest for thorough evaluation, clarification and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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