HOW TO CLEAN YELLOWING TOENAILS
Healthy toenails are mostly clear and colorless. If your toenails are turning yellow, it could be due to mild issues like your nail polish or aging. Yellowing toenails may also be caused by more concerning factors, such as a fungal infection, or medical disorder (yellow nail syndrome, YNS).
Here are simple ways to get rid of yellow toenails.
Use anti-fungal creams. Applying over-the-counter creams twice a day for several weeks may be effective if it’s a mild case of discoloration, and your nails are not breaking off. An effective treatment for yellow toenails is ciclopirox 8 percent solution. You could make your own anti-fungal spread by mixing 2½ tbsp. of baking soda with 1 tbsp. hydrogen peroxide. Apply daily to your toenails with a cotton ball.
Use medications. Applying zinc, vitamin E, and a topical corticosteroid with Vitamin D-3 may also be useful in curing yellow toenails include.
Use a vinegar bath. Soak your feet in a large bowl containing a mixture of 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar. Do this for 4-5 minutes once a day to lower your toes’ pH and fight fungus.
Use lemon juice. Soak your nails in lemon juice for 10-15 minutes every day until the color clears.
Apply whitening toothpaste. Scrubbing your nails with whitening toothpaste on a nail brush will help to clean off nail polish stains.
Scrub your toes and feet when you shower. Clean your toes and toenails properly whenever you wash up to remove germs and dirt that may cause discoloration.
See your doctor. If you notice any change in shape, color or thickness of your toenails, bleeding, discharge, pain, or swelling, see a podiatrist to recommend an effective treatment for you.
Getting rid of fungal infections like yellow toenails takes time – sometimes, several months. You need to be patient and continue the treatment until the infection is healed.