A woman was forced to cut off the tip of her thumb because a false nail had stuck to her wound, causing a terrible infection.
Jennifer Souza of Duc de Caxias, Brazil, has had two operations, one at a nail salon to amputate part of her finger after a fiberglass nail was placed over the cut.
It is unclear whether Jennifer was aware that she had suffered a wound at the time.
Reportedly in Brazil, he started experiencing pain in his hand when his thumb developed swelling but he initially decided not to seek medical help.
She said: “My nail started to hurt, but it was normal for me. It was no big deal.
“After feeling pain, one day my thumb started to swell a lot and I couldn’t work. The next day I went straight to the hospital.”
The doctors gave Jennifer anti-inflammatory, antibiotics and other medicines. However, pus started coming out of his thumb and he had to return to the hospital a few days later due to severe pain.
He is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital, with two operations pending and one more pending and no date has been set for his discharge.
Jennifer, who has 75,800 followers on TikTok, said: “I’m stunned. No one imagines biting their nails and losing their finger tips.”
Doctors believed her symptoms were due to cellulitis, a skin infection caused by a bacterial infection.
If the skin is broken the bacteria can infect the deeper layers of the skin.
Doctors recommend waiting for the wound to heal before applying false nails.
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