Why are my fingernails turning yellow?

United States
August 22, 2008 2:35pm CST
I take care of my nails really well. I clean them and cut them if they get too long. So why are they turning yellow? Only my right hand's fingernails' are like that, not my left hand.
4 responses
@hildas (3031)
26 Oct 08
Nails turn yellow for a few reasons. The first is a fungal nail infection, but your nails would be thick also. Painting your nails with a black polish can stain them yellow, but seen this is only on the one hand that is unlikely. Illnessess can cause yellow nails are, diabetes, can cause yellow nails. Abnormalities of the lymphatic system and lung disease can cause it also. Do you have any serious coughing or respritory symptoms also? There is also a syndrome called yellow nail syndrom. Check these out on the internet. If you are unwell see a Doctor.
• United States
8 Nov 08
Thanks! But my nails are back to normal. I'm sure it was because of nail polish.
@hildas (3031)
9 Nov 08
oh good. Yes black nail polish will do this. Glad your back to normal.
• United States
22 Aug 08
do u smoke? that will do it.
• United States
22 Aug 08
Nope. I wouldn't even go near a smoke in my whole life. I am only 16, I am not even old enough. I would never even think of smoking. But thanks anyways.
@prudhvi27 (414)
• India
12 Sep 08
i think u its vitamin Defficieny or it may be infection it depends upon ur Climatic conditions u are living i prefer take Erythromycin Tablets once in 3 weeks
• Malaysia
23 Aug 08
Maybe your hand touch something yellow in your kitchen when you cooking?? My right hand always get that but its difficult to vanish.. But when someone ask me about my hand turn yellow I will tell them that.. Chef's hand always be like this..