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With eczema, have you been told to no wear nail polish or gel nails or acrylics?

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    • scarletfire

      736d

      I have been told this yes but I never thought it made a difference. I went through a period where I was having severe eczema on my face and I was told that it could be because of nail polish but I stopped wearing nail polish and press ons and I was still experiencing flare ups and some other issues. If you are concerned about the ingredients and chemicals that are in nail polish you could try like “natural” formulas, water based nail polish or non toxic kids nail polish! I have tried both kids nail polish and water based and they don’t last as long as regular nail polish but they work haha

    • scarletfire

      736d

      I have been told this yes but I never thought it made a difference. I went through a period where I was having severe eczema on my face and I was told that it could be because of nail polish but I stopped wearing nail polish and press ons and I was still experiencing flare ups and some other issues. If you are concerned about the ingredients and chemicals that are in nail polish you could try like “natural” formulas, water based nail polish or non toxic kids nail polish! I have tried both kids nail polish and water based and they don’t last as long as regular nail polish but they work haha

    • SJP

      741d

      No, but my sister (worse case than me) was told no red food dye, and she had to do "wet jammies" (lathered in coconut oil under jammies to lock the moisture into her skin). That was super effective in her case.

      • breadbored

        741d

        @SJP I hated doing that. It's so uncomfortable 😂

        • SJP

          741d

          @breadbored Agreed, and so slimey 🥴

    • CloudySea

      741d

      Not in recent years, but when I was much younger (like K~12 grade), yes. I think it’s probably not the best idea to wear any type of nail polish if you have a severe case of eczema, but it’s probably okay if your case is mild. Still might be best to consult with a doctor if you want to be absolutely sure though. 👍

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