Healthy nails have a pinkish hue and shiny appearance. If you have yellow spots or markings on your toenails or fingernails, this can be an indicator of nail fungus, an infection called Onychomycosis. In most cases, the yellow nails start at the tip of the nail and spread towards the cuticle, often along one side of the nail.
Onychomycosis is a common nail disorder caused by fungal organisms, yeasts, and molds. Many nail fungus infections are caused by the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot and cross infections between the two disorders can easily occur. Nail fungus infections are more common in toenails than fingernails and tend to affect older people more than younger.
Herbal treatments for Yellow Nails
Lemons for Yellow Nails
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Yellow nails may be result of heavy smoking and wearing nail polishes often. But it may also be due to a fungus problem or has something to do with your overall health like Psoriasis or diabetes.
Yellow nails can also be due to genetic reasons. Since yellow nails could be due to any of the above mentioned reasons, you should consult a doctor to know the cause and treat the nails accordingly.
There are some home cures for getting rid of the yellow color on your nails. Here are some of these home cures:
Clean and Treat Yellow Nails
A tablespoonful of Hydrogen Peroxide
Two and half tbsp of Baking Soda
A bowl made of plastic material, small one will do
A small Cotton Swab
Make a mixture...
Toenail fungal infection tends to recur if not eliminated from its roots. Therefore, it becomes extremely important to uproot it as soon as possible. But before that you must know why is it taking place. Toenail fungal infection erupts due to abnormal pH of the skin, weak immune system, bad foot hygiene, over sweating in the feet, constant exposure to moisture or weak blood circulation due to some disease like diabetes. Luckily it can be treated at home and here are some really useful natural ways to get rid of the infection. Try them:
Apple Cider Vinegar
This can be used internally, topically or both. Apple cider vinegar or ACV is acidic (mild) and has the ability to kill bacteria and fungi.
Here's how you can use it...