Artificial nails are dangerous to health

The polymer preparation “methacrylate” – the main component used for acrylic nail extensions, can cause severe allergies, the consequences of which can be unpredictable.

According to studies, 55 women

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who in one way or another came into contact with substances used in acrylic nail extensions noted signs of allergies. Those who took part in the study complained of inflammation of the stratum corneum around the skin of the nail, as well as brittleness, separation of the nails themselves.

In lovers of this procedure, doctors often stated the presence of nail fungus. Only strong antihistamines help to cope with the manifestations of this type of allergy. Toenail fungus is difficult to treat. An allergy, having appeared once, may remind of itself from time to time, or may even become a chronic disease.

In the USA, methacrylate is officially banned, but it is still used. American scientists have established what exactly causes paronychia (inflammation of the area around the nail) and onycholysis (detachment of the nail). Extended nails pose a danger to others. First of all, this applies to newborns. Studies have shown that the artificial nails of nurses served as the source of various infections in infants.