Acrylics nails are plastic and manmade, and a popular choice for women looking to have longer nails for fashion purposes or because theirs don’t grow. The nails themselves are generally harmless, but the acids and even the chemicals that are involved in the attachment and the removal of the nails can cause allergic reactions. This is especially if they are damaged or not well fitted. After they have been attached, you will notice some gap between these acrylics and your real ones and then you will have to fill them and these chemicals involved in this process and the ones in the fillers too may make weak your nails. There are also the shared tools that can spread the fungus from another person.
Inflammation around the fingertips, discharge of the pus or even the redness at the fingertips are signs that there is a fungal infection underneath the artificial nails. The acrylics will generally not be affected by the fungus but your natural ones will most definitely be and go unnoticed because they are all the way under there. Inflammation, pain and itching, not to mention nasty natural nails are among the results of a neglected nail fungus. You not being able to see them is not the only problem because there is also the fact that they will be having perfect breeding grounds with the dark, the moisture and the warmth.
There are a number of treatments out there, if you ever find yourself here. There are the over-the-counter treatments and the home remedies. Before you can even get to the treatment, removing the acrylics and trimming your natural ones is the first step if you notice that there could be an infection. Tea tree oils, baking soda, vinegar or mouthwash are among the home treatment redoes that you can use. Tree oils, Vinegar, Listerine application are among the most effective home remedy treatments because they have the antifungal properties, an all you have to do is make some water solution with either an immense your fingers for half an hour. There are also list of medications that you can get over the counter.
It is however better to be safe than sorry, and among the ways that you can make sure that you stay away from these infections includes making sure that the salon is clean, gluing back a lifting nail or one that is not well fatten to keep them dry and always having a glue stick by you. Seeing as the fungus usually thrive in moist areas, when you work in places where your hands will be mostly wet then you should say clear of the nails altogether because it will be a matter of time before there will be moist in between, damages and then fungus.