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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Trying to get piece of acrylic nail off nail bed. Nothing works. Filed nails & now that piece of fake nail seems attached to nail bed . Tips?
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
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 got acrylic nails. 1 of my pinky nails was hurting/throbbing/itching so on the 3rd day I took acrylc off, its been 2 wks, still same symptoms. help.
Infected : I'm worried that you may have a secondary bacterial infection in your mail bed! You should seek medical attention soon, if this is not possible then warm soaks may help! If you finger starts to swell and turn red and hot, it's an emergency to get treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.
Doctor can check...: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the fingers if a person is worried about how much of the skin got sanded away. Most likely, the skin will heal up back to normal (maybe with some color changes that should normalize over time), because if the sanding was really deep, the person would have screamed and pulled her hand away. Neosporin may help skin healing. ...Read more
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