Hi Katy I was just wondering, is it true that you can get nail fungus/damaged nails by wearing nail polish everyday? Also, are there things you can do to prevent this? I had a friend who painted her nails all the time and then got nail fungus and couldn't paint them for a long time because of it and I wanted to find out more because I do nail art on my nails almost everyday.
When it comes to fungus, you’re better off talking to a doctor to get the most correct answers.
As a nail tech, I’m not qualified to diagnose or recommend any treatments with fungus, and it’s a subject I’m still shaky on regardless.
Here’s my guess. (Emphasis on the guess part.) It’s unlikely your friend got the fungus just because her nails were painted. You get a fungus by coming into contact with the fungal spores. So maybe she was in a communal shower and picked it up? But by simply having her nails painted all the time, I don’t think she got the fungus from that. I always have mine done, and have never had a fungus.