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I just had my acrylic nails taken off and my nails are so sore. Its seems like when they filed my nails they took too much off. I can't do anything because they are so painful and sore. Can anyone recommend anything for me to use? Thank you.
By chantelle from Nottingham
Actually, nails don't breathe. Your nails have been sanded down so thin that the nerves under them are sensitive. If you apply several coats of "Hard as Nails" polish it will reduce the sensitivity until the whole nail grows back again.
Had the same problem. Sounds funny, but go to a place where they sell horse supplies. Buy the product used to groom horses' hooves. In the U.S. it's called "Hoof Maker".
I just had the same thing happen and it was so painful. I put about ten layers of clear nail polish on. It creates a barrier. I also tried some nail strengthener and it wasn't as good. Don't put colored polish on. That weakens the nails and makes them catch on things and rip. I also keep a nail file with me so if anything starts to rip I file it right away before it gets worse. I can't believe how well the clear polish works. I sit in front of the TV and put more on every few minutes. Sometimes I put on some sparkles too just to pretty them up. Hope it helps!
I get my nails done a lot, more than I should. I finally took off my acrylics and my natural nails are super thin, it's so bad and it's so painful too. I don't know what to do. I just know I'm not getting acrylics for a long time. How do can I make my natural nails stronger?
It will take time, but most people who have had the same issues as yours went and had a gel manicure done on their nails a week after the acrylic ones were removed. The gel manicure can help to build up the strength in your nails and stop them from breaking and hurting.
You can also get a few products to put on your nails This is an excellent one and it will help your nails. Essentials SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Conditioner
I remember that pain! I hated it so much, and I'm sorry you're going through with it. My best remedy was cutting them short so they wouldn't bend back on anything. Keep them trimmed until they grow back as thick as they naturally should be.
I had a full set of acrylic fitted yesterday, the nail person made my cuticles bleed. Today my fingers are really sore, is this normal?
By sue from Lancashire
You said you got bleeding while pushing back cuticles. Acrylic liquid should not applied to the damaged bleeding nails. I suppose your beautician done something very wrong.
I took off my acrylic nail by biting it off, now my finger is throbbing with a huge pain! What can I do to make the pain go away? Please help.
Take a pain med and don't do that again! If it's swollen wrap it in ice. Watch it to make sure it doesn't get infected.
My nails are super thin sore and red after removing acrylic nails. The nails are so soft and are continually breaking.
Cut your nails short. I would put a moisturizing hand and nail cream on them instead of the VapoRub, which can be drying.
Definitely stop the Vicks. Use plain old kitchen vegetable oil and soak your nails in the morning and evening. You can reuse the oil for several days by keeping it in the fridge.
If you are medically able to take supplements..NEVER do so without doctor approval as they can affect medication you may take...so if you get the ok, try one with bioten and/or vitamin E to help build nail strength.
If the issue persists for more than a week, talk to the doctor as you could have a fungal infection or other medical issue happening. Those acrylics are brutal.
I would avoid any nail treatment or products for a long time after you are healed to prevent future issues.
Poeple lose sight of the fact that nails are a living breathing part of your body, vulnerable to illness, infection, as well as a marker for general health. So they go and put a bunch of weird stuff on them without taking into account what's happenign underneath. It is very good of you and for you that you took the time to notice that your nails were suffering as this is a reflection of a suffering of your own health.
Acrylics are incredibly toxic and applying them to your nails puts you at risk of endocrine, kidney, and liver issues. Plus they simply damage the nails which are now in a state of weakness and thus more susceptible to poisons coming from the fake nails. YOur nails are also telling you that the nail beauty regime is affecting your health adversely. The thing to do is to listen to your body on this one and
-halt these nail regimes for a good month. I would just leave them alone but for some reason people can't exist without slathering some colouring or other on their nails, so go with a more healthy, breathable nail polish www.luckyvitamin.com/
these are all breathable and have oils and minerals in them that help them rebuild.
- also try to go for a soy based acetone free nail polish remover www.amazon.com/
- treat nails with moisturizers like Miracle Cuticle Oil ($20; dermstore.com) and Juara Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm ($20; dermstore.com) or vitamin E (NOT vaporub)
- improve your diet to support nail growth. Add biotin, omega-3 rich food like eggs, fatty fish and sweet potatoes.
Basically, to get your nails strong again you will need to start adding a conditioner to them. You'll also need to cut them short.
Most people have this same issue after removing the nails and have gone to a shop and had gel added to the nails. The gel polish is a great way to protect your nails and allow them to grow out again. This isn't the same as having acrylic nails, but it is a great solution to repair the damage acrylic nails did.
Your health recommendations are good, however the persistent myth that nails breathe needs to be addressed. Nails do not breathe, they are made of keratin the same as hair. Also, the likelihood of poisons leaching out of acrylics through the nail plate and into the bloodstream is minuscule to zero. The salon workers are at risk not the customer - especially the less reputable ones that use MMA.
Weakened nails from acrylics is not a sign that your body is suffering- the acrylics caused the damage. Nails do reflect some health issues and acrylics will cover that, but acrylics do not cause liver issues etc.
Stop talking rubbish nails dont breathe for god sake! Her nails are so painful because the therapist done a bad job at removing them
While I do agree with some of what you said you shouldnt use an acetone free remover, because they are more drying than pure acetone. Acetone removes polish much quicker, because it is only on the nail for s moment is less drying. In my experience acetone free removers never work as well and dry out my nails more. What I would suggest to help with the removal process is to put a whole bunch on Jojoba oil around the nail and cuticle before you remove the polish. That will act as a barrier and protect against drying.
I pulled off my acrylic nail. The tip of my finger itches and under the fingernail tip it hurts and burns. Did I pull nail layers off and it's thin? I have tried several things to ease it. Anyone have any suggestions? Please.
You probably have an Infection. I would put an antibiotic cream on it. If it doesnt get better, call a doctor.
I am in desperate need of advice right now. My fingernails are thin and my fingertip is throbbing in pain. I can barely touch anything.
The nail tech used an electric file to shave my gels down and then took a metal instrument and dug it underneath my nail, pushing between my nail and the gel and ripped them off. Obviously, all except one did not come off cleanly with a pop. Most came off in pieces. It hurt so much; I had to stop her for a break every now and then. Then, she used a regular file to "get the rest off", brushed off the white dust, and sent me on my way. I have just learned from a friend that peeling off the gel is apparently not how a nail tech is supposed to do this?! I am so confused.
It was the most painful thing I've ever felt on my nail or so I thought until now (5 hours later). My nails are paper thin and red and weak. They are basically translucent and like, moldable? As in I have a dent in one where I pressed it.
She told me they were going to be sensitive to hot and cold water for today and tomorrow. But they constantly ache. If I touch them lightly with my own fingertips, they hurt fiercely. I grabbed a cotton swab and--bam--they hurt. I've been trying to avoid touching them/knocking them.
Does anyone have advice on how to care for them? I have applied cuticle oil like every hour and to my surprise, each time my nails seem to suck the oil up in seconds.
My nail tech said to get a nail hardener and apply it. I bought OPI formaldehyde free for sensitive/peeling nails. Does anyone know when I should apply it?
I am very nervous that the pain will continue into next week when I need to use my hands for work. Any advice welcome. I don't know how people do this; I'll never get nails done again.
The picture is of my nails after ow ow. I am not sure if you can see the very red blotches. What is this? I think I can just see down to my irritated nail bed. :sad:
Thanks in advance.
You must have an infection. I would see a doctor as soon as possible.
I have felt the same horrible pain from having nails removed, and like you said, you can't even touch a thing or even touch fingers together.
My past nail person (used the electric grinder, I call it), on mine to remove the parts of the painted on acrylic that was still stuck on my nails, and she grinded right on through my nail - and then I went through the ceiling practically. My fingers were raw feeling for days before I could even touch anything without yelping.
I believe it will take several days before your fingers and nails feel right again, as they have been injured.
I (personally) would not put anything on them, because you need air to be able to get to them, which will help them heal faster.
*use the nail hardener" when your nails are in very good condition*
You could put gauze around them, still allowing air to them, which the gauze is only to help you remember, since we automatically reach for things, and then "that owie" is what reminds us. It's awful that happened, and I'm so sorry that they're hurting as they are.
Why do my nails still feel sore to the touch four days after having my acrylic nails removed? I went to the salon that put my acrylic nails on to remove them. Is the salon at fault here or I am being a whimp? It has had a great effect on my daily life. I am having problems doing simple things with my hands. How long is this likely to last? I get married on the 17th May 2016. So getting worried that I may not be able to have my nails done for my wedding. :-(
You must be very sensitive to the glue and harsh chemicals that are needed in order to affix fake nails. I would advise you against doing that ever again.
Go back to the nail salon and have them removed. You don't want to risk an infection.
My fingernail beds are very tender and sore from removing acrylic nails. What can I do to make the my fingers feel better?
I removed mine one time and my hands hurt all night. I used Ibuprofen and they were better the next day. I learned it's better to have artificial nails removed at the nail salon and my hands won't hurt.