Green Under Fingernail or Toenail
Green Under Fingernail or Toenail: Getting a lime green spot underneath you your toenail or fingernail is not toenail fungus! It is a bacteria.
Green Under Nail:
- The only reason you toenails or fingernails should look like this is because you have bacteria.
- This is due to a bacteria known as Pseudomonas.
- Pseudomonas can get underneath your finger or toe nails through small chips or cracks.
- This does not mean you are systemically compromised in anyway.
- This is a non-threatening infection, but can look ugly!
- This is not toenails fungus.
Causes Of Green Under Toenail:
- Pseudomonas are a bacteria.
- They love water, dirt and oxygen.
- So you will find them in ponds, moist shoes, swimming pools and most other places.
- In order to get the bacteria to enter you toenail or fingernail, you must have some openings.
Green Nail Polish:
- Frequent nail polish use makes you very susceptible for pseudomonas infection.
- It makes your nails dry and brittle.
Risk Factors For Green Under Nail:
- **Nail polish & frequent nail polish administration**
- Recent manicure.
- Recent pedicure.
- Recent stubbing or injury of the toenail or fingernail.
- Working with your hands.
- Brittle fingernails.
- Diabetes or smoking makes you more susceptible.
Green Nail Vs Toenail Fungus:
What a green nail looks like:
- It is not yellow, thick or crumbling into flakes.
- It can range from dark green to lime green.
- A green nail should be an otherwise healthy nail.
What Toenail Fungus Looks Like:
- It is yellow.
- It is thick and crumbling.
- There may be flakes underneath the nail.