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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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42 y.O. Just stopped biting nails. Acrylic overlay on them, no tips. They grow upward, have a short nailbed. Dad's nails very similar. Need a cure!

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped
42 y.O. Just stopped  biting nails. Acrylic overlay on them, no tips.  They grow upward, have a short nailbed. Dad's nails very similar. Need a cure!

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get what you want. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
31M people helped
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Are acrylic nails safe to file in confined space?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
31M people helped
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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified
47 years in practice
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped
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I broke my nail off while i had an acrylic still attached.. The nail didn't come off completely but if did rip up my natural nail also what should I do?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped
I broke my nail off while i had an acrylic still attached.. The nail didn't come off completely but if did rip up my natural nail also what should I do?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment for your nail. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
45 years in practice
19M people helped
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Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
45 years in practice
19M people helped
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. Jalal Zuberi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
1M people helped
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped
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If i wash baby bottles while I have acrylic nails on could it harm my baby?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped

May be: May be but rare.

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Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
1M people helped
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Could someone get acrylic nails done while pregnant?

Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
1M people helped
Could someone get acrylic nails done while pregnant?

Yes: It should not be a problem.

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Dr. Joseph Shen
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
26 years in practice
1M people helped
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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?

Dr. Joseph Shen
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
26 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Marek Bozdech
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
44 years in practice
144K people helped
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Is it true that acrylic nails can give you cancer?

Dr. Marek Bozdech
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
44 years in practice
144K people helped
Is it true that acrylic nails can give you cancer?

No: Where did that idea come from?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
12M people helped
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I am training to be a nail technician and i think I am allergic to acrylic. How can I overcome this?

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
12M people helped

Tough: This is tough as you are probably allergic to a chemical you are using to apply or paint nails, you should wear gloves at all time, to protect yourself. ...Read more

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