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Re: Fake NAIL problems

Re: Fake NAIL problems

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Posted by Marti on December 10, 2000 at 20:19:53:

In Reply to: Fake NAIL problems posted by Kathy on December 09, 2000 at 15:14:31:

: I recently had fake nails placed on for the holidays. While in the kitchen I hit my pink nail on the counter causing the nail to deattach from the skin. They nail is only attached at the base of the nail. I placed a bandaid on the nail hoping the nail would hease back together. Is this a good idea. What will happen if the nail falls off. Will it grow back?

It sounds to me like you may have MMA acrylic on your nails. MMA is a dental acrylic that has been banned for use in nail products since the late 70's. MMA (methyl methacrylate) is a deleterious substance that adheres so tightly to the nail plate that if thenail is hit or bumped just right, will not 'flex' with the blow, but can literally rip the nail plate from the nail bed. NO, it will not 'reattach'. You will need to go to a dermatologist who can cut the nail plate away from the nail bed, and treat the open wound with medications to prevent a fungal or pseudomonas infection from occuring. Covering with a bandaid will help to seal bacteria and moisture into the injured area. I would check with the salon that applied the nails to see if they will tell you what they used on your nails, or see if you can get a small sample of the liquid. It is liquid MMA that has been banned! If the salon had a very strong chemical odor, chances are they were using an illegal monomer (liquid) when they applied your nails. You need to see a dermatologist -- and really soon!!

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