First Time User? Enroll now.
COVID-19: Vaccine information, visitor restrictions, testing, and additional resources
Home > Health Library > Artificial Nails: Problems and Treatment
Common problems may develop with artificial nails, such as:
Try home treatment for problems with artificial nails.
Do not put on another one if:
Dip your fingertip into rubbing alcohol for about 15 seconds before reattaching the artificial nail.
Here are some tips to help prevent problems with artificial nails.
Wait several days to see whether redness, itching, pain, or rash around or under the nail or separation of the nail from the nail bed develops.
This will clean the space between the nails. Then reattach the artificial nail.
Give your natural nails a month to rest before reapplying artificial nails.
Current as of:
November 15, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: November 15, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2022 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.