Dealing With Nail Polish Allergies

Episode #119 / Nov 6, 2009
In the past, Dr. Schultz has discussed how wet nail polish can cause itching and irritation around the eyes. Now he discusses what you can do about it.
Karla Quiggle on February 23, 2010 at 5:52pm

Dear Dr. Schultz,

After watching your "nail polish allergy" video, I finally have the answer to my 3-year battle of dry, itchy and swollen eye lids and around my eye area. I have been trying to treat the symptoms as a reaction to my nasal allergies and did not realize that it is actually my nail polish and acetone nail polish remover. I switched to acetone remover about 3-years ago and never realized that it was the cause of the problem. My eyes are always irritated the day after I paint my fingernails (which is once a week). It usually takes me a few days to get it under control and then it happens again. Now I finally know the answer. Thank you so very much Dr. Schultz. I just love your informational videos and thank you for allowing us to learn so much from you. I am very grateful!

Neal Schultz, M.D. on March 7, 2010 at 12:17am

@Karla Quiggle: It's very gratifying to learn that I have helped you. Wishing you healthy and beautiful skin!