Green Spot on your Nail? This is what it is!
Help!!! A Green Spot !!!! What's this??
It is a bacterial infection called pseudomonas, Pseudomonas is a common type of bacterium in the environment that multiplies very quickly when environmental conditions are favorable, in particular with humidity and heat.
If the Pseudomonas that comes into contact with the natural nail finds the right conditions for it, it feeds on it and multiplies it very quickly; that green color is the product of their action and multiplication.
The darker the color, and the deeper the Pseudomonas bacteria have worked: the color goes from light green to dark green, and if it is completely neglected, to brown and even to a blackish color.
Why does it happen?
A Pseudomonas Infection can occur between the natural nail and the nail bed, or between the artificial nail and the natural nail.
The causes can vary.
If there is no gel lift, the bacteria may have been trapped under the product itself due to poor hygiene of the nail or tools used and poor dehydration of the natural nail before the product was applied.
All the tools should be thoroughly sanitized after every single use, but in case a client presents himself with some infection it is better to throw everything away to avoid a possible contamination.
In the event that there is no product lifting, therefore, the responsibility is certainly to be attributed to poor hygiene in the work of the operator.
If, on the other hand, there are areas where the product has risen, water and humidity can penetrate you during everyday actions such as washing dishes, washing your hands, etc.
In this way the water penetrates under the lift, stagnates and creates the perfect environment for the multiplication of the bacterium Pseudomonas;
hence the formation of green color. If instead the nail is natural without the presence of gel or Acrylic product, the reason is that we are already in the presence of onycholysis, that is, detachment of the nail from the bed.
Water and bacteria enter this space, creating the same conditions favorable to infection.
What to do?
If it happens between the natural nail and the artificial one, the only solution is to remove the artificial product;
Gently pass a fine file onto the stain to open the nail cells;
rub the surface with 90% disinfectant or alcohol to remove the bacteria.
It would be better to leave the nail free for a period of time before applying new reconstruction product, possibly keeping it dry and clean, perhaps wearing gloves to avoid contact with water and detergents.
If the artificial nail can not be removed immediately, it is advisable to apply alcohol daily, making it penetrate completely into the lifting.
In the case of the isolysis, due to an accidental detachment of the nail from the nail bed, it would be better not to come into contact with the water and avoid cleaning up the dirt that is deposited in the created space in order not to increase it and further damage the nail.
The application of antibiotic creams in the furrow also helps to prevent bacterial colonization.