Yellow Spots under Fingernails

Spots like pimples under nail

March 21, 2011 – yesterday evening I noticed yellow spots under my right thumbnail. In real life they look like pimples under my fingernail, which is different than the white spots that appear when there’s huge stress. Sadly my camera does not reproduce colors very accurately.

These yellow spots are in the reddish coloring at the top of my thumbnail, so I’m not surprised to read that spots like this can be a sign of infection.

My guess is that my spots are related to the dental implants I have left. Last summer I thought the reddish line under my thumbnail would go away after I had an infected dental implant removed. But, the line didn’t go completely away, which makes me think the other two dental implants are infected, but not as badly.

Ibuprofen weakens jaw bone

It worries me that I’ve been taking Ibuprofen since last October, due to hurting my back. Ibuprofen is bad for the jaw bone, according to a periodontist I trust, so I’m thinking that I may be helping the infection due to this long term use of Ibuprofen.

I’ve reduced my Ibuprofen use: from 2 every 6 hours, to 2 every 8 hours, to 1 every 8 hours, and now to one a day. I ordered Astaxanthin to help with the pain, per reviews at Vitacost. But it apparently takes a couple weeks to get working to its full strength. I’m worried that Ibuprofen contributed to the grinding noise my left hip recently began to make, so I’ve ordered Glucosamine-Chondroitin.

6/18/2017 ~ I’ve been using Astaxanthin ever since. I still use some Ibuprofen, but not frequently. Though, I read a really interesting article that said people who use Ibuprofen have a lower incidence of Parkinson’s Disease. Since I read that, I use Ibuprofen when I find myself shaking after an unusual amount of stress. My stress is mainly from fighting Wells Fargo.

I’ve found that if I take one Ibuprofen when my hands are shaking, the shaking goes away. Based on that, when my neck is stiff and I’m feeling like I’m going to pop a blood vessel from the extreme tension, I take an Ibuprofen. Mainly that’s at night. So far, it’s always been the case that next morning my neck is no longer stiff, and, obviously, I haven’t had a stroke.


Overall, I’d be surprised if I use as much as one Ibuprofen a week.

Pictures of Fingernails showing other health signs

Fingernails with white spots

Fingernails Lifting – Onycholysis

Fingernails with Redness underneath


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