Mother-of-four, 31, could lose use of her thumb after acrylic nail left her with an infected abscess ‘more painful …

  • WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: Lowri-Anne Wilson from Porhcawl left in agony
  • Her thumb had become infected and an abscess was growing underneath 
  • She now has to have an operation in case the infection spreads to her bone
  • Mother-of-four has lost her job and says pain was ‘worse than childbirth’ 

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Lowri-Anne Wilson (pictured), of Porthcawl, south west Wales, found herself in agony two days after visiting a nail salon near her home town

Lowri-Anne Wilson (pictured), of Porthcawl, south west Wales, found herself in agony two days after visiting a nail salon near her home town

A mother-of-four could lose the use of her thumb after a set of acrylic fake nails left her with an infected abscess ‘more painful than childbirth’.  

Lowri-Anne Wilson, of Porthcawl, south west Wales, found herself in agony two days after visiting a nail salon near her home town. 

The 31-year-old was horrified to discover her thumb had become infected and an abscess growing under the nail. 

She went to hospital after it started to swell, but they told her to return to the salon and get the fake nails removed.

But after staff refused she went back to doctors who told her if the infection spreads to her bone she could lose the use of the thumb.

She now has to have an operation to remove the abscess . The mother-of-four described the pain as ‘worth than childbirth’. 

She said: ‘I had my nails done in a salon, two days later there was a pulsing pain in my thumb on my left hand.

The 31-year-old was horrified to discover her thumb had become infected and an abscess growing under the nail

The 31-year-old was horrified to discover her thumb had become infected and an abscess growing under the nail

‘I went back to the salon and they refused to take it off, in the end I had to have it removed in the hospital.

‘I had an infection in my nail. It was so bad that I had an abscess under my nail.

‘I had an X-ray and I was told that if the infection had spread to the bone then I could have lost my thumb.

‘I am now on antibiotics for the pain but that isn’t working.’ 

Ms Wilson was on a probation period at her new job, but has now lost her job due to absence.  

Describing the pain and warning others of the danger of fake nails, she added: ‘I was on gas and air for two hours, it was the worst pain that I have ever experienced and I have had four children.

‘This is the first lot of surgery that I will be going through, there will be others to follow when the nail starts growing back.

‘I have also lost my job. I was in a probation period and I currently can’t work as I am in so much pain.

‘This could happen to anyone if you have your nails done.

‘I would never have them done now, it’s just not worth it.

‘I’ve been told that my nail may never grow again and it’s going to take at least six months to heal.

She now has to have an operation to remove the abscess and could lose the use of the thumb

She now has to have an operation to remove the abscess and could lose the use of the thumb

‘You sometimes hear stories about acrylic nails going wrong but you never expect it to happen to you.’

Annie Collins, of Valencia Beauty, in Essex is a UK nail artist expert.

She said: ‘Acrylics are not necessarily bad for your nails, it’s down to the nail technician and how they apply the nails.

‘If you go to a fully licence and qualified salon then you won’t have any problems.

‘I can’t stress enough how important it is not to go to Non Standard Salons. A lot of these places don’t sanitise their tools properly.

‘The equipment they use are cheap and nasty. I have seen first hand what these salons can do to women’s nails.

‘As a qualified nail artist, I have had years of training in this industry.

‘Qualified nail technicians are aware of the dangers that certain salons can do to your nails. It is not common knowledge to the general public.’ 


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