What is yellow nail syndrome and its remedies

Everyone likes beautiful nails that also make your personality adorable. Have you started looking at your nail? Are they yellow in color? If yes that means you have yellow nails syndrome. Generally, yellow nails are not very dangerous for your health, but they don’t look good. It occurs due to improper hygiene, wearing improper footwear’s, fungal infections in nails etc. Here are some home remedies which help you to get rid of yellow nails syndrome.

Home remedies for yellow nail syndrome


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Squeeze lemon juice from a fresh lime into a mug of lukewarm water. Soak your toenails into this lime water for 20 minutes daily. Alternatively, you can also rub lemon slices to your toes and wash off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes. Following this remedy for a week will help you get rid of yellow nails.


Add 2 tablespoon of alcohol into one bucket of water and soak your feet in it. Do it twice daily for 5 – 10 minutes to fade yellowness and prevent fungal infection.

Baking soda with hydrogen peroxide

Add 2 tbsp. of baking soda to 2 tbsp. of hydrogen peroxide and mix well. Use dab of this solution to apply on your toenails. Let the application stay for 5 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. If your skin is sensitive, dilute the solution with water before use.

Lavender oil

Massage your toenail with pleasant Lavender oil to heal your nails and increase nail growth.  A perfect massage twice a day will give you best results. To increase the magic, add a few drops of tea tree oil to Lavender oil.


How to treat toenail fungus

Cut round slices of onion and rub it on the affected nails to avoid fungal infections, nail growth disorders and yellowness on the nails.

Oregano oil with olive oil

Mix equal proportions of oregano oil with olive oil and apply it on the nails running your fingers in circular motion. Do it twice a day till you notice the healing effects of massage.

Orange peel for yellow nail

Oranges are easily available in any corner of the world. Orange peels are rich in vitamin C that can help you to get rid of the yellow nail problem. Take some dry peel of orange, make a fine powder of them. Make a thick mixture of it with the help of water. Now apply this mixture on the yellow nails of hands and toes. Keep it for 10 minutes. Then remove it with the help of a toothbrush, wash it with clean and warm water. For better result, do this twice in a day for 1 to 2 weeks.

Apple cider vinegar for yellow nail

Apple cider vinegar is mainly used as preservatives. It helps you to get rid of yellow nail problem. For preparing this remedy you have to take a container, drop 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1/2 cup of warm water in it. Soak your yellow nails in it for 30 minutes. Then dry your nail with the help of a soft towel. For better result, you have to repeat it thrice in a day for 3 to 4 weeks.

Junior berries for yellow nail

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Junior berries also used for the treatment of yellow nails problem. For preparing this remedy you have to crush some junior berries. Take some warm water in a bowl and add a teaspoon of crushed junior berries in. Dip your yellow nails in it for 15 minutes. Wash your nail with lukewarm water. Apply moisturizer to your nails. Repeat this once in a day.

Coconut oil for yellow nail

Coconut oil is also known as copra oil. It also used as a fungus removing agent. Yellow nails syndrome occur due to the fungal infection. Coconut oil helps you to get free from the problem of yellow nails. For preparing this remedy you will need a bottle of coconut oil and soap. Rub the coconut oil on the affected nail and let it absorb oil. Wash your hand with soap and do this for another affected nail. For better result, you will have to do it twice or thrice in a day.

Vitamin E capsule for yellow nail

Vitamin E is fat soluble compounds. It works as an antioxidant in the body. It is naturally found in some food materials. You can also use it to remove yellow color of your nail t. This remedy is basically for toenails. For preparing this remedy you will need capsules of vitamin E. These capsules are easily available in the market. Take a capsule and squeeze it directly on the affected nail. Repeat this remedy once in a day.

Vinegar bath for yellow nail

Vinegar is generally used in a kitchen as preservatives.  It is available in everyone’s kitchen. But do you know it is also used for making some remedies? To rid of yellow nails problem it can help you. To prepare this remedy, you will need a bowl, some amount of water and vinegar. Take a bowl and mix 1 part vinegar with 3 part water. Soak your yellow nails in it. Give bath to your feet for 4 to 5 minutes. Dry your feet with the help of a soft towel. For better result, you have to do this twice or thrice in a week.  

Garlic for yellow nail

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Garlic is mainly used in the kitchen. It makes food very tasty and delicious. It can help you to get free from yellow nail problem. It removes the fungal infection of the nail and makes them beautiful. For preparing this remedy you will take a fresh clove of garlic. Rub the garlic clove on your yellow nails. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Take a glass of lukewarm water and wash it off. It can help you turn your yellow nails in pink.

Simple things to follow to heal yellow nail syndrome at home

  • Keep your feet clean and dry. Make sure to wipe your feet dry after every wash.
  • Avoid synthetic socks and use comfortable cotton socks.
  • Wear clean and comfortable shoes.
  • Eat healthy food rich in probiotics, proteins and vegetables to increase immunity of the body.