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Yellow Toenails Causes
Fungal infection: Toenail fungus is an infection of the bed and plate underlying the surface of the nail. You should treat toenail fungus as soon as it appears. Yellow toenails are a side effect of the presence of toenail fungus. The more discolored the nail, the further along the infection.There are many antifungal agents in the market to use from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes yellow toenails, the doctor said its nothing to worry about and that its not a fungus and i don't wear toenail polish..What would it be?
Fungus: Most likely fungal toeails.Get a more detailed answer ›
All my toenails, except for both of the big ones, grow an extra toenail on top of the first toenail. No yellowing. They come off easy. What causes it?
Split perso-nail-ity: This sounds like a nail root phenomena. The root appears to be making nails with possibly a split layer of nail making cells. To remove all doubt, see a specialist with knowledge of how nails grow. ...Read more
I have a fungus on my large toenail. The corners and very thick, crumbly and almost yellow. Is this cause for concern, besides cosmetic?
Not usually: For most patients, nail fungus is primarily a cosmetic issue. Some people, like those with diabetes, it can lead to bigger health problems. If the problem is very limited, topical treatments may still work. If the nail is affected to the very base, treatments become more involved. ...Read more
My big toenails turn yellow on and off, I do not wear nail polish on them, they do not hurt and I have had no injury. What are some medical causes?
Diabetes & Wt Gain: Type 2 diabetes is a condition of Insulin resistance meaning your body makes Insulin but it does not work as well. As a result the body needs higher amount of Insulin to control your blood sugar. Unfortunately, Insulin also stimulates fat formation, epecially the unhealthy fat around your waist. The result is weight gain. High blood sugar also promotes the growth of fungus causing yellow nails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toe nail of the third toe on both feet have an identical shaped light yellow patch coving 2/3 of the nail. It appeared in a short period of time. (3 weeks) what are possible causes?
My big toenail is yellow just at the top. how long does it take for it to get completely better when using something like curanail to treat it?
It REALLY varies...: If the Curanail works how it is supposed to, and the "infected" portion is as you describe, it could still take 2-3 months for the nail to grow out enough to be "better." The problem is that Curanail is just one of the many topical over-the-counter products that may not be as effective as advertised. If it works - good for you! If not, see a doctor for something with a more proven track record. ...Read more
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