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Could yellowness under the thumb nail be due to fungal infection?

Hi it is a simple nail/thumb infection i think. I have been doing research and it seems it is a fungal infection what i have is yellow under 1/3rd of my thumb nail and it is separated from the skin. I can pass a nail file under it and it doesn t hurt. It has been like this for 2 months already
Tue, 3 Mar 2015
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is possible that it is a fungal infection.

This does cause yellowing under the nails. It is treated with oral antifungal agents for 6 to 12 weeks.

The most common ones are fluconazole, itraconazole, terbinafine

Your doctor can prescribe one of these for you.

I hope this helps
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