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Old 11-17-2022, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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It sounds more like injury, perhaps a shoe pressure on the toe nail that lead to dryness, and a nail split. Fungus is a possibility.
Go to see a podiatrist and report back. Oh, yeah - you went. So what did he said? I am curious now.

Nail tech in beauty parlor is not qualified to work on such things.
This. OP you said your nail was removed by a "professional" -- I hope you mean a podiatrist.
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Old 11-17-2022, 10:08 AM
 
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It sounds more like injury, perhaps a shoe pressure on the toe nail that lead to dryness, and a nail split. Fungus is a possibility.
Go to see a podiatrist and report back. Oh, yeah - you went. So what did he said? I am curious now.

Nail tech in beauty parlor is not qualified to work on such things.
Nope, no injury or pressure, I've been wearing open sandals for months, the new nail is growing in fine, it looks healthy. I understand why you guys don't believe the chemicals in nail polish can damage the nail so badly, it's never happened to you before and I was shocked it happened to me. Maybe now that I am older my nails are more susceptible?

Google keratin granulation, there are many articles on nail polish causing it and damaging nails. My third post #5 here has a bolded last paragraph about the chemicals in polish damaging nails. So glad it's never happened to any of you!

Note: I didn't link any of the articles because they were advertising nail products or podiatrists and I didn't want you to think I was selling anything.
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Old 11-17-2022, 10:16 AM
 
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This. OP you said your nail was removed by a "professional" -- I hope you mean a podiatrist.
I went to a nail salon where I know an excellent nail tech to ask her if I should go to a doctor for the nail, she asked me if it hurt, I said no, so she said the detached part needed to be removed and it would be painless, so I let her do it and it was painless. She told me to wear a bandage for a few days, and after that let it get air and don't put anything on it, she said all the skin is closed. She never charged me for her service and didn't want the tip, but I tipped her anyway.

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Old 11-17-2022, 10:26 AM
 
Location: USA
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Default Why You Should Give Your Toenails a Break From Polish

It can be dangerous to keep nail polish on for long periods. Give your nails a chance to breathe, stay healthy


"While your nails seem to be hard, they are far from impermeable. In fact, your nails are much more permeable than your skin. As a result, they can soak up substances — such as nail polish — that are applied to their surface.

The danger with keeping your nail polish on too long is that the pigment in the nail polish can soak into the top few layers of the nail and dry it out, Dr. Rowland says.

When that happens, fungus, yeast, bacteria, mold and mildew can develop underneath the nail plate, which can lead to long-term problems. The nail plate is the hard part of the nail that appears on top of the skin.

If you remove your toe polish and your toenails are stained, you can tell if the stain is from polish if you see your natural pink nail color grow out from the cuticle. The stain should fade slightly over time and eventually grow out."



https://health.clevelandclinic.org/w...erm%20problems.



If this hasn't happened to you, consider yourself lucky, but don't dismiss a medical alert just because you haven't seen it.
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Old 11-17-2022, 10:41 AM
 
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It can be dangerous to keep nail polish on for long periods. Give your nails a chance to breathe, stay healthy


"While your nails seem to be hard, they are far from impermeable. In fact, your nails are much more permeable than your skin. As a result, they can soak up substances — such as nail polish — that are applied to their surface.

The danger with keeping your nail polish on too long is that the pigment in the nail polish can soak into the top few layers of the nail and dry it out, Dr. Rowland says.

When that happens, fungus, yeast, bacteria, mold and mildew can develop underneath the nail plate, which can lead to long-term problems. The nail plate is the hard part of the nail that appears on top of the skin.

If you remove your toe polish and your toenails are stained, you can tell if the stain is from polish if you see your natural pink nail color grow out from the cuticle. The stain should fade slightly over time and eventually grow out."



https://health.clevelandclinic.org/w...erm%20problems.



If this hasn't happened to you, consider yourself lucky, but don't dismiss a medical alert just because you haven't seen it.
Thank you for backing me up, I didn't want the nail damage that happened to me to happen to anyone else who didn't know about the dangers of keeping nail polish on too long. I read that damage could happen just two weeks after the polish application. My nail was stained black/bluish/reddish for two months, nothing I tried would lift the stain, it only came off with the removal of the nail. I'm very careful about not using harmful chemicals on my body and was angry with myself not knowing about the nail polish danger.
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Old 11-17-2022, 10:45 AM
 
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It can be dangerous to keep nail polish on for long periods. Give your nails a chance to breathe, stay healthy
I have always been able to feel my nails "breathe" when I take off polish, so I use it sparingly, only for special events and now and then during sandal weather.

I've never heard of what the OP is experiencing, but some peoples nails are just gross and yellowed after wearing polish so long, they don't want to take a break.

OP, hope your nail continues healing.
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:51 AM
 
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I have always been able to feel my nails "breathe" when I take off polish, so I use it sparingly, only for special events and now and then during sandal weather.

I've never heard of what the OP is experiencing, but some peoples nails are just gross and yellowed after wearing polish so long, they don't want to take a break.

OP, hope your nail continues healing.
Thanks! I'm not a regular polish wearer, I put it on when sandal weather started this year and I'm still wearing the sandals with winter coming so it heals correctly.
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Old 11-17-2022, 02:23 PM
 
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I only use clear polish for a totally natural look.
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Old 11-17-2022, 04:00 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I only use clear polish for a totally natural look.
I'd think a "totally natural look" wouldn't require nail polish of any color . A healthy-looking, completely naked nail should meet the definition just fine.

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Old 11-17-2022, 04:24 PM
 
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I wear clear polish on my right index finger all winter because it cracks otherwise. Never had a problem except it keeps coming off way too soon. This year I'm trying a water based polyurethane because I noticed when some dripped on my toenail it lasted for a couple months. I think I'm aware enough to remove it if troubles begin, before they get too big. Not worried about it one bit.
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