Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Artificial Nails

Some people may have sensitivity to one or more of the different chemical components that make up these nail cosmetics. Sensitivity to the offending agent may cause allergic contact dermatitis and/or irritant contact dermatitis not only around the nail area but also around areas that are commonly touched such as the eyelids, mouth and chin, and sides of the neck. Nail cosmetic allergy may also lead to nail diseases such as paronychia, onycholysis and other nail dystrophies.

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Courtesy Michael O. Murphy, MD
Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Artificial Nails

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