Your nails

We all remember Shelli and her brightly coloured nails. It was a regular appointment before her treatments to have her nails painted. This was more than a beauty treatment for Shelli.  During chemotherapy treatment your nails may develop blemishes and look bruised.  They may become thin or brittle and can lift completely off the nail bed. This can be a site for bacteria to enter and cause infection.

Paint your nails to hide blemishes and increase nail strength making sure to use a nail polish you’ve used before to decrease the risk of having an allergic reaction. Remove nail polish with a non-acetone-based remover as it can be less drying than an acetone-based remover.

Don’t bite or tear at your nails or pick at your cuticles. This habit can put you at risk for infection.

Shelli was very lucky to have an amazing team at Hollywood Nails who looked after her and  her nails.  If you having professional manicures please be aware of the sanitising of instruments.

Contact your medical team if you have any signs of inflammation or infection.

Check out  for more informed tips on nail care.

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Betty Whitehurst

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