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Re: No more nail
Sep 29, 2005
Ok, both of you get over the idea of applying a "fake" nail to your skin, because that's what you would be applying it to. Using artificial nail products on your skin will only make matters worse as you can give yourself an allergic reaction to the products. ALL artificial nail products are made with acrylates, including nail glue, superglue, etc. An allergic reaction would just make matters worse!

If the nail is surgically removed by the root, it will never grow again. If it is incised just forward of the matrix, it will continue to grow as the matrix (root) is where the nail palte cells are 'born'.

Psoriasis of the nails will make the nail appear bumpy or pitted. the disorder is in the nail BED and is reflected on the nail surface. Removing the nail plate in an effort to correct psoriasis is not the answer - you will just reveal a bumpy nail bed.

Nails with psoriasis can be covered with a simple nail wrap such as silk wrap, or just paint on nail wrap resin and quick cure with some Hurry Up adhesive drier. If this is what you want let me know and I can tell you how to do it yourself.
Re: No more nail
Sep 29, 2005
[QUOTE=Marti]Ok, both of you get over the idea of applying a "fake" nail to your skin, because that's what you would be applying it to. Using artificial nail products on your skin will only make matters worse as you can give yourself an allergic reaction to the products. ALL artificial nail products are made with acrylates, including nail glue, superglue, etc. An allergic reaction would just make matters worse![/QUOTE]

Hi Marti,
I actually got this suggestion from you. The original posts are below. At the time you didn't mention any possible allergic reaction to the acrylic nail. I found that the nail polish wouldn't stay on for even a day but the fake polished nail lasted several days before it had to be re-glued. So far, no problems with it. Knock on wood.

[QUOTE=cookiepls]Greetings All,

I lost one of my toenails to a fungus. My toe looks perfectly normal and it even looks like I still have a toenail there. I would like to be able to wear nail polish every once in a while but of course, it won't stay on that toe. I have a few ideas brewing in my head on how to get it to stay on but I don't want to try anything that may cause damage. Does anyone know what would work?[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Marti]My sister lost both her big toenails to fungus many years ago. I used to sculp an acrylic toenail for her during the summer. It would turn loose in a few days, but she would just glue it back on.

You might try cleaning the 'skin' with acetone to remove all traces of moisture and oils from the skin, then apply the polish. It would only stay on for a few days.[/QUOTE]





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