I am in my 30's a non smoker and just recently I noticed my fingernails turning yellow. Is this a vitamine deficiency or a sign of something worse like diabetes???
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replied August 21st, 2003
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The former. The pigment underneath your nails naturally requires adequate amounts of vitamins e and d to sustain normal complexion.

Or it could be a fungus. Or a slight skin discoloration. In either case, a dermatologist could help if your condition worsens.


Patrick
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replied August 24th, 2003
Fingernails can also turn yellow, if a person wears nail polish for an extended amount of time. Don't assume the discoloration is from the polish, just to be safe. Infection is a possibility, too. Best to have it checkd out by an experienced doctor. Good luck. Smile
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replied September 24th, 2003
Im not sure what could be wrong, but ive heard rubbing a lemon over your nails can take away the yellow coloring!
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replied September 24th, 2003
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Vanessa,

bekkit is absolutley right about the fingernail polish. I went to my doctor because my nails were getting a yellowish tinge to them, and they she asked me if I wear nail polish. And that is exactly what it was. She also said because the yellow was more toward the white end of my nails, all is fine. If the yellowing was coming from the cuticle end, then I would need to consider a vitamin deficiency or jaundice. Good luck!

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replied September 5th, 2010
hey :-/
hey ive also found recently that its not my actual nail thats turned yellow, its just the skin underneath...i dont smoke, im a reli clean person and keep my nails clean and i dont really use nail varnish, and when i do its on a natural clear color... and i know it cant be a calcium deficiency because i make sure thati keep a fairly balanced diet, and i take suplements on top just to make sure that im getitng everything that i need... not in an obsessive way but just to make sure that im healthy... what would cause just my fingers to turn yellow?? x
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replied January 12th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Yellow nails could be due to diabetes, psoriasis,
yellow nail syndrome or vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
As you have no sign & symptoms of other diseases, it could be due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Take multivitamins and mineral supplements and look for the response.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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