Nailing Proper Nail Care

nail infection
Posted at 9:30 AM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 09:30:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- You may turn to artificial nails for a fun or clean look, but are you actually doing some damage?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nail problems make up about 10 percent of all dermatological conditions. And artificial nails require care to keep the real ones healthy. 

Dr. Angelo Ayar of Dermatology Specialists of Florida joined us on WTXL Sunrise with some simple steps before and after artificial nails are applied to prevent infection and maintain healthy nails.

What should someone consider before having acrylic nails applied?

After acrylic nails are applied, what is the best way to care for the nail, or protect it?

What is the risk of infection if an acrylic nail breaks or becomes loose?

What are some signs of infection?

What should someone do if they have symptoms?

What methods are used to treat nail infections?

Dr. Ayar is a physician with the Dermatology Specialist of Florida. For more information on his practice, click here.