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19 Oct 2006

Yellow nails does it mean I lack calcium
Hi
I just relised my toe nails grow already yellow, I have been cleaning/scrubbing the upper layer as to remove the yellow covering. but again as they grow they will come out yellow. and my finger nails as well never grow long, as they grow they will appear as if they are chapped and sometimes a nail will grow underneath the other... My husband said I may be lacking calcium, is it true? Do I have to take calcuim suppliments??

Please help I am growing worried if its something serious...
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Healthy Bones
Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear Pearl
It may be that you have a fungal infection in the toe nails. Some people have more yellow coloured nails than others. If you often work in water and with strong household cleaners, this may also affect the finger nails. You can try using nail-strengthening nail varnish and also see that you take enough calcium (1000mg per day). This you will get in dairy products like milk and cheese.+/- 3 glasses of milk per day contains sufficient calcium. If you do not like dairy, calcium supplements are freely available everywhere.
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