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Old 02-06-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Itchy cuticles after 'fill' for acrylic nails

I have been having my nails done for approximately 18 years. I typically go every two weeks. The last 3 nail appointments have left me with such itchy 'fingers' that it wakes me during the night and lasts through the next day. The first time it happened (about 6 weeks ago) when I went back to that salon that I had been going to for the last 18 months I let the nail tech know and she was very gentle and careful with her work ~ however, I woke during the night with the same itchiness that lasted through the next day. Last night I tried a new salon and told them my experience ~ she had me wash my hands thoroughly (twice) after she had applied the fill. Unfortunately I was awakened during the night with itchy fingers; from the knuckles up and around the cuticles and it hasn't stopped.
My own nails are paper thin and peel and bend so that is why I need the acrylic overlay...any suggestions of what I can do going forward? Is there a special product I should ask for at a salon?

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Old 06-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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Re: Itchy cuticles after 'fill' for acrylic nails

The same exact thing happened to me out of nowhere. I was really upset because I loved my fake nails! What is happening to you is an allergic reaction, somehow your skin has chosen to start rejecting the acrylic. For me though, I actually switched to gel nails. You have to make sure it's not just an acrylic nail with a gel overlay, but actual gel with several layers that are cooked. Hope this helped.

Old 07-25-2013, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: Itchy cuticles after 'fill' for acrylic nails

This happened to me as well. itchy nails. I had to take mine off because I also got a fungus on one of my nails...that's a whole different story....

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Re: Itchy cuticles after 'fill' for acrylic nails

It's possible your cuticles are very dry. Try buying some vitamin E oil and put it on your cuticles periodically throughout the day. It might help with the itching and it will keep the cuticles moisturized.

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