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A client has had an accident where she has trapped her fingers and one of the nails is bleeding under the acrylic :cry:
she wants me to soak it off for her, is this a bad idea??? what should i do/tell her?
18-11-10, 01:26 PM
I dont really know what to suggest,
is the cut bad? is it actually under the acrylic? or under the nail?
if so she will have to go to A&E I certainly wouldnt be putting fingers into any sort of soak off solution, for 1 it will hurt like hell!
I wouldnt touch it if i were you
good luck with this
You can soak it off by it's going to sting like hell.
Have a check and if you can clip or file the free edge off, then what I like to do is take a wipe soaked with nail pure plus and drip it over the nail to clean it up then let dry.
If the nail enhancement is lifted and risk of catching maybe put a plaster over, but make sure she tried to leave the plaster off when she's not doing anything so less risk of catching to let air at it. should be ok to soak off in a couple of days x
I told her as I am not medically trained I can't do anything on area with an injury. I said either go to hospital to see what they suggest and in the meantime sanitise it, make sure it is completely dry then plaster or bandage it to avoid knocking the nail and getting bacteria trapped underneath xx
18-11-10, 03:13 PM
Hello this happened to one of my clients before and i called my tutor for advice as i had to get the nail of that day as her thunb has swollen,
i soaked a cotton ball in acetone and placed it on top of the acrylic nail, it took about 2 hours to get it off as you cannot warm the acetone it did sting a bit but not as much as it would have to put her finger in a bowl of acetone - it was hard as i could hardly file the nail as it was soooo sore
Good luck :hug:
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What a mixed bag of advice!
I could suggest what you should do but would need to know more. Is the overlay cracked; has the nail plate lifted; has the bleeding stopped; is there any swelling; how long is the enhancement.
I could advise you if I had the answer to these questions. Not convinced by any of the above
Actually I think my advice was sensible advice, based on a urgent answer which is what Charme needed.
Given that if we had more info yes it would be easier to give a more define answer, so based on the details given...it is good basic care advise.
Also Im not sure that Charme has actually seen the nail at the time of posting, so I guess we will have to wait until she has seen the full outcome of the nail.
Thank you again for all the help and advice. Its very much appreciated xx
22-11-10, 09:24 AM
I whacked one of mine with a mallet while camping, and yes, one severe crack, lots of blood and ouch, following day I cracked another on a fair ground ride again lots of blood, (great festival) next day i decided to test both nails.
One i removed straight away, very painful, long process, and couldnt apply any product as nail was just tooo sensitive, wrapped in a plaster and about a week later could apply a gel coat of mani-q to help strengthen what little nail i had left. That nail as a result now has damage that can still be seen today, (this happened in August)
The other nail i decided not to remove straight away, i cleaned any blood away with warm water, sprayed with disinfectant and capped the nail in clear acrylic, The nail did look very bulky I have got to say but I then just left this nail and 3 weeks later removed the enhancement to see the damage and yes a nice crack across the nail bed but both parts of the plate still attached to the nail and looking healthy, applied another enhancement, no sting from acetone no throbbing no nothing, nail now looks fine you would never know i had cracked it.