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Why is there a green spot on my nail?

I wear artificial french nails once in a while and about 2 months ago I took them off and noticed a green spot. Just recently, I read that is was bacteria from it. It said that I should take the artificial nail off right a way and put antiseptic on it, and buff the nail frequently. Its been two months since I had them on (I put them on two months ago and took them off a week after wearing them) and it seems like its slowly moving up my nail as my nails grow. Is it fine to just let my nail grow until the green spot is gone? Its not bothering me.

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Such green spot often caused by bacterium called Pseudomonas. The treatment involves avoiding wetness as much as possible. You can also apply a tropical cream containing octenidine. Consult a dermatologist for more information.

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I heard its fine and won't hurt. I guess its fine to let it just grow out
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I'm going to try and soak it in something.
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Something could have gotten under the artificial nail causing it to grow a fungus on your nail. Maybe a small amount of water, ot the equipment wasnt sterilized beofre doing your nails. It sounds like a nail fungus though for sure. have to go to the pharmacy and get something for it.

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does it hurt? soke you finger in warm water mix with alitte bit of bleach soke for about7mins, cus well that sounds like a fungi's or infshion.. and would need to go to the doc for an antibiotics to clear it up, you dont want it getting into your blood stream that could be deadly.. go to the doc. girl!

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I heard that as my nail grows, the bacteria will go away. It doesn't hurt.
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I'm going to try some treatments. What happens is when you apply fake nails, you can get air bubbles between the nails and your actual nail and water gets in it.
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you could be right..? i'v never heard that befor.. best of luck!!:)
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Don't bother with OTC remedies, there is only one way to clear up your nail and the prescription comes from a doctor. Sorry, I remember the name. Then, after the round of anti-fungal med it took months for her nail to grow out. There's no quick fix for this question.

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My nail grows though and its only a tiny spot.
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I am a nail technician. Green spots are not rare on people who's gel or acrylic may have "lifted". If water gets trapped underneath it creates the green, its like algae. It can fade if you soak your nails in pure cider vinegar.as long as your technician sprays anti fungal and uses barbicide to clean tools you are fine. It grows out quickly :-).

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