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Are acrylic nails safe to file in confined space?

Are acrylic nails safe to file in confined space?

Acrylic nails: Because acrylic nails are much stronger than natural fingernails, you'll need to use a coarser than average emery board or nail file. If you don't already have one, get a high-grit (100-180 grit) emery board or nail file, and also have a regular grit emery board on hand. Yes, acrylic nails are safe to file. ...Read more

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Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

Indeed: Acrylic nails starve the "real" nail surface of oxygen which encourages fungal growth. Also, as the nails separate over time, moisture can seep underneath them increasing fungal growth. Be sure that at each "redo, " you have a complete clean up and disinfection. Be sure your technician only uses one file per client. Ask that your tech keep your stuff separate from other tools and materials. ...Read more

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I swallowed my acrylic nail and now I'm scared.. Am I gonna be okay??

I swallowed my acrylic nail and now I'm scared.. Am I gonna be okay??

Swallowed a nail~: hello ~ well, that depends. If it was painted you may see it when you pass it and if not then you wont and that may make you worry more. Don't. You may feel it as it departs I suppose. Worrying about it is needless. It wont reverse course, or linger I don't suppose. More importantly, how on Earth did you get to swallow a whole nail?? I am assuming the finger wasn't attached ! ...Read more

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I have acrylic nails on and every time I go to wipe my vagina hurts.& today it felt like something cut me and my nails aren't hitting it? Help?!?!

I have acrylic nails on and every time I go to wipe my vagina hurts.& today it felt like something cut me and my nails aren't hitting it? Help?!?!

Irritation: It sounds like the skin around your vaginal area is irritated. I can't be sure without an exam, of course. You can try spraying the area with water and gentle patting (instead of wiping), if you need to clean it. Sitz bath may help to soothe. Take a look and see if it's red, scraped, etc? If there is discharge, itching and additional comfort, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have acrylic nails & i think that my real nail is broken. I was bleeding & it hurts, burns. What can I do? Scared to take the nail off cus it hurts?

I have acrylic nails & i think that my real nail is broken. I was bleeding & it hurts, burns. What can I do? Scared to take the nail off cus it hurts?

It depends...: How bad was the extend...You are better off having it examined by a surgeon or emergency doc. Treatments vary: treatment of the following acute injuries: simple lacerations stellate lacerations severe crush injury avulsion of the nail from the nail fold perionychium subungual hematoma involving over 25-50% of the visible nail, etc..Know what i mean? ...Read more

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I had acrylic nails a few weeks ago. I now noticed I have no visible lunula except on my thumbs. Is this a cause for concern?

I had acrylic nails a few weeks ago. I now noticed I have no visible lunula except on my thumbs. Is this a cause for concern?

Me too.: Yikes me too. I don't use acrylic nails but many people only show that crescent on the thumbs. It's ok. ...Read more