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I have been getting gel nails for almost four years and always at the same place, by the same person, the owner of the salon. This place has always appeared to be very clean, so I don't think its an infection. Today, and this is the third time its happened, I had my nails done and my fingers, below and around the nails are itching to the point that it is driving me crazy. It actually looks like yeast because they are red, swollen and now, unlike last time (and both of the last two times the itching and redness lasted about three days), I have having some oozing as well. Does anyone know what could be causing this? I hate to have to stop getting my nails done, though I know I may have to. I am allergic to nail polish remover (it makes my nails really brittle) so it is very difficult for me to do them myself and keep them looking nice.


OMG!!! I too have itchy fingertips, after i get a fill!...last about 3-5 days.
I'll share some of my recent experience!! I first noticed a change Mar of 09. I at that time would get manicures about every other fill as i am very hard on my hands(work), after a mani. my tech..., i believe got into my cuticle tooo much, they were sore for, my skin around the whole cuticle was turning to a dry flaky white(really crusty) and peeling skin...showed my tech, decided wasn't going to cut cuticles again anytime soon. Proceeded to get worse...MY WHOLE REAL NAIL...soon to follow ALL of them were lifting and falling off!! I was freaked out to say the least, Scared to death...i finally went to a dr...took LAMISIL antifungal for 3 mo...then another mo. Hated not having was horrible and my hands were yes beyond ugly..eventually they all did grow back!!TG
April of this year i went to another salon(new & very clean) got a new set, they too are itchy,little redness and puffy for a few days..........i'm now on about my 3rd fill...nails still itchy!!!:(((
I now am just in awe!!! and maybe just a bit relieved to know that this presant problem could be an allergic reaction..i have been thinking the worst! Gonna keep researching and i guess i will have to give them up:(:(
I have been going to a salon for 4 years to get my gel nails done. About 6 or 7 months ago i started doing them myself, with exactly the same brand of gel etc. Then about 2 months ago, after doing my nails the next day the skin above my nails got very very itchy. I keep doing my nails but trying different ways, ie, not getting any gel on my actual skin, put gloves on my hands and only exposing my nail etc but this does not work. I actually thought i was allergic to the uv light. I still dont know the answer to this but the itchiness drives me insane, its so hard to not do them tho, as im so used to having long strong nails. What i have been doing very lately is putting on the nail, blending in it with my own, cuttin it to a reasonable length and applying no gel, and consequently not using the uv light. I just then use nail polish which does. Its better than having that horrible red, swollen, bumpy, stinging, peeling skin around my nails.

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