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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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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Would it be wise to soak my acrylic nails in alcohol to prevent a fungus infection?

Fungus: Soaking the acrylic in alcohol would help to clean them , but if fungus is present on you (which is where it lives as a dermatophyte ) this won't help prevent infection. Fungus likes a warm dark moist environment and false nails are a great place for fungus. Caveat emptor - buyer beware . Good luck ! ...Read more

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What to do if i got nails done it was unsanitary what to do to not get fungus?

What to do if i got nails done it was unsanitary what to do to not get fungus?

Really once you have: had your nails done, the possibility of infection already exists. I would clean your nails with alcohol, and watch for any signs of fungus, if they appear, get in to dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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How do you get nail fungus?

Fungus is all around: The fungus is all around us. If you are suseptible and if the exposed to a critical degree, then the fungus can occur. Usually nail fungus starts first with a skin fungal infection. If you can control skin fungal infections (athlete's foot), then this can diminish the opportunity for the nail becoming infected. Washing and drying the foot well, changing sock daily can help. Dr l. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my nail fungus?

Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of nail fungus?

Is there a good way to get rid of nail fungus?

Not really: Treatment ranges from topical meds to oral meds to laser treatment, to toenail removal. ...Read more

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Fastest way to get rid of toe nail fungus?

Options: Any toenail takes approximately 8 months on an average to outgrow, therefore this is the time frame to get rid of a nail fungus. The best treatments are performed by your podiatrist and include: laser treatment and oral medications. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

What are ways to get rid of toe nail fungus?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of fungus under toe nails ?

How do you get rid of fungus under toe nails ?

Medication or laser: Fungus is an organism theat thrives in the skin and nails and lives in a dark, damp environment like shoes and socks. First you need to culture the nail to determine it is fungus. Once confirmed, discuss with your podiatric physician possible treatments. These would include topical and oral meds and laser. ...Read more

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