Today, many women use acrylic nails, either on a daily basis or for a special occasion. Precisely, Vania Fernandes, a young woman from London, England, used these extensions for 2 years in a row and now suffers from an infection. Her case has drawn attention in TikTok.
And it is that in that social network, women (@vaniafernandes) posted a video to report that due to constant use of acrylic nails, she now has green nail syndrome. “I’m going to cry”stressed in the description of said clip, which already has more than 4 million views.
The Sun reported that many users claimed that they also had the same problem. “OMG I only had nails for two months and I have this on two of my fingers”, “no way i have 2 green spots on my nails after only having acrylics for 4 months”are some of the comments that can be found in the publication.
What is green nail syndrome?
The green nail syndrome, according to information provided by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (American College of Osteopathic Dermatology), “it is a nail infection, also known as chloronychia”.
What bacteria causes green nail syndrome?
“Green nail syndrome is caused by a bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This bacteria thrives in moist environments, such as hot tubs, contact lens solution, sinks, and bath sponges. When it grows, it produces distinctive green pigments called pyocyanin and pyoverdin. These same pigments impart the green color of chloronychia.said the aforementioned source.
The green discoloration was found to vary from blue-green to dark green to bluish-grey. “The condition is usually limited to one or two nails and can affect the fingernails or toenails. The nail does not usually hurt; however, the skin around the nail, including the cuticle, may be swollen, tender or red”stressed the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.
The importance of following a treatment
To fight the infection, you need to follow a treatment, since with washing or scrubbing, the discoloration, which is under the nail, will not disappear. The Sun He explained that the treatment consists of cutting the detached part of the nail, keeping the nails dry and avoiding trauma to the area.
“Antibiotics prescribed by a doctor can also cure most patients if they are continued for one to four months. Alternatively, chlorine bleach, diluted with water, is an effective treatment when applied topically to affected nails.”assured the media outlet on its website.
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