Dip flu, dip nails allergy, dip powder allergic reaction, you may have heard some of these alarming terms around the dip mani community. If you happen to have any experience with the dip flu or even if you don’t, we recommend you guys to keep reading this post.
What is Dip Flu?
Dip flu is the colloquial name given to a set of symptoms, some cold and flu-like symptoms that some people experience when they are sensitive to the dip powder, dip powder liquids or sometimes both.
What are the symptoms?
Warning: The Content is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you notice you’re having any of these symptoms please seek medical advice.
Perhaps you’ve noticed a correlation between exposure to dip powders or dip powders smell and experiencing certain physical reactions, such as:
- Stuffy Nose
- Watery eyes
- Tightness in chest
If you’ve find yourself in these categories, it may seem you're having a nail dip powder allergic reaction and we hope this post will help you with some ideas to fix it.
So, maybe you are wondering what’s causing these dip flu symptoms to some people?
It's possible that some people have a sensitivity to the dip liquids or dip powder in general, sometimes the causes likely include poor hygiene or pre-existing skin/respiratory conditions like asthma or bronchitis.
Also, the symptoms can sometimes pop up with the seasonal allergies, which is why you may never think that your dip powder could be to blame. On the other hand, if the symptoms are linked with the seasonal allergies, it’s pretty possible to be just a coincidence. So, it's hard to know for sure whether your reaction is the result of an allergy or if your dip powder is the cause.
How to prevent it?
If you happen to have any experience with the dip flu or you notice a sensitivity to smells, we recommend you to limit your exposure as much as possible during your dip manicure session with these following steps:
- Do your dip nails in an open or well ventilated room. Make sure the a/c or the breeze outdoors not blowing dust around
- Close bottles tightly when they are not being used so the product does not spill or get into the air
- Keep your hand at a safe distance from your face while working on your dip mani
- Wear a face mask while doing your nails and invest in a table that sucks the dust and vapors
- Use an air purifier or even a humidifier to prevent breathing in dust particles
- Use an old towel that can be easily washed on your work surface, so you can properly catch and dispose of dust particles
Is the Dip Flu real? Or is just a coincidence?
Even if the number of people that negatively responds to dip nails may be smaller than those unaffected by the dip flu, we advice you to monitor yourself after doing your nails, just in case and take into consideration some prevention to limit your exposure during your dip manicure session. For more tips check out our dip manicure tutorials here.