How to Get Rid of Yellow Nails, by a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Kaitlyn McLintock

You’re a nail expert. You know all the different manicure shapes, you’re familiar with the longest-lasting polish formulas, and you even frequent the best nail salons. But what happens when you remove your polish to find that your once strong, bright, and shiny nails are turning a less-than-satisfactory shade of yellow?

Yellow nails are a bona fide beauty concern. That’s probably because, as Emily Splichal, DPM, says, “most people think of fungus as the only cause of yellowing nails,” even though that’s not always accurate. (In fact, it might be as simple as spacing out your manicure appointments—but more on that later.) We get it: The last thing you want is for your hands to be associated with fungus. So we asked Splichal to explain the various causes of and treatments for colour-changing nails, as well as how we can prevent them. Keep reading to see what she had to say about getting rid of yellow nails!

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