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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!

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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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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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?

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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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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Could someone get acrylic nails done while pregnant?

Could someone get acrylic nails done while pregnant?

Yes: It should not be a problem.

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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 am training to be a nail technician and i think I am allergic to acrylic. How can I overcome this?

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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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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