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    Old 03-13-2004, 04:50 AM   #1
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    Green spot on my toenail!!!!!!!!!!

    o.k here goes. I had red mail polish on my toes for a while and noticed there was a dark spot in the middle of my big toenail under the polish. I really thought NOTHING of it for a few week s until I went in for a pedicure. When the girl removed the nailpolish, My nail was dry and that spot was GREEN! She said to cut the nail and without any pain the nail cut down pretty darn far! The cuticle seems healthy and a bit of the nail above it and then is the chaos. When I cut down the nail it sort of ripped and now most of the green/brown is exposed The nail edge where I attempted to cut looks like a light yellow as if someone was trying to lift a layer of the nail off and that top layer looks lighter. I have seen doctors who have No idea what to do so now I have to see a specialist. I have been putting nail fungas killer drops on the exposed area and trying to keep the area dry. Will Vicks work for that? Will my nail ever grow back normal? I am getting married in 6 months and really hate my feet! Oh. on two of my fingernails I have 2 small dark spots that formed under the acrylic nails I had. I think it is a n infection so I kept the nails off and have not put anything ovewr them again. It is under the nail and too far down to put something under the nail bed.
    Thanks, all I want is to not have 2 wait a month to see a doctor that will tell me to do what one of u can!

     
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    Old 03-13-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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    Re: Green spot on my toenail!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks! But the green is on my toenail. The spots on my Fingernails are brown. I had the acrylic taken off with acetone and have NOT put anything on the fingernails. Do you still suggest alcohol? What about listerine or vicks vaporrub?

    Thank you for any info!

     
    Old 03-14-2004, 06:08 PM   #3
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    Re: Green spot on my toenail!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks! But the green is on my toenail. The spots on my Fingernails are brown. I had the acrylic taken off with acetone and have NOT put anything on the fingernails. Do you still suggest alcohol? What about listerine or vicks vaporrub?

    Thank you for any info!
    The spot on your fingernails are brown because that is one of the stages that the pseudomonas bacteria goes through as it penetrates deeper into the nail plate cells. Nothing you do will lighten the stain - it will have to grow out with the nail plate.

    I do not recommend listerine or vicks vaporrub as these will not remove moisture from the nail plate - in fact, they will allow for moisture to build up in the nail plate layers adn make matters worse. Vicks Vapor Rub contains thymol, and thymol on its own is good for bacterial infections, but the petroleum jelly base of this product will just give the bacterium more 'food'. Instead, you might want to get some straight Thymol - you can order it on-line. Type this into your web browser: Amoresse Thymol. You can use tis on the infection in yoru toenails as well since it is the same type of bacterial infection.

    Remember, Pseudomonas will travel through the stages of yellow to green to brown to black. Just because the one on your toenail is brown and the one on your fingernails is green only tells me that you got the infections at different times.

    If you cannot get the Thymol, please just use alcohol.

     
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