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Re: nails lifting

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Posted by Marti on November 28, 2000 at 23:03:32:

In Reply to: nails lifting posted by lynn dunpal on November 28, 2000 at 17:06:25:

: i have had nailtips for several months and recently i had 2 of my real nails lift and 1 fell off. the other is lifted halfway. how do i prevent it from coming off all the way and how do i prevent my other nails from lifting? thank you!

Whenever the natural nail begins to lift beneath artificialnail enhancements, these are the main reasons: pseudomonas bacterial infection, fungal infection, or an allergic reaction to one of the products used during application. Pseudomonas is characterized by a greenish discoloration in the nail plate. A fungal infection is characterized by a yelowish discoloration which is accompanied by a collection of debris between the nail plate nad the nail bed. An allergic reaction is characterized by a burning or itching sensation in the nail bed, either immediately after application, or up to 24 hours later. Any of these three things would cause the nail plate to separate from the nail bed. An infection can occur if the nail tech did not sanitize her implements between clients, used a file on your nails she used on someone else, did not change all her table towels and disinfect all hard surfaces between clients as well. An allergic reaction occurs after repeated and prolonged skin contact with a potentially hazardous and sensitizing chemical, such as those found in nail enhancement products. Nail products should never be allowed to touch the skin. For more information on nail diseases and disorders and for information on allergic contact or allergic irritant dermatitis, you can go to my web site: Once the nail plate becomes detached, it can take from 3 to 6 months for the nail to grow back properly. You might want to read the page on 'How to choose a top quality nail salon' as well. If you have an infection in the nail bed that has caused the plate to lift, you should see a dermatologist. There is a new product out called PENLAC that applies like nail polish that works very well on fungal infections of the nail. If it is Pseudomonas (a greenie), then simply removing the artificial nails and keeping the nail plate clean and dry will kill the bacterium. The green stain is a by-product of the infection and will need to grow out with the nail plate. If it is an allergic reaction, remove the enhancements and do not have them reapplied. Once we are allergic to something, we are allergic for life!

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