I think I have the same problem
(Komatipoort, South Africa)
I think I have the same problem, although mine comes back every 2 weeks when I do nails.
My fingers gets swollen and very itchy, but there is no puss and my cuticles does not move away from my nails/fingers.
I have been to the doctor several times and each time he gives me the same ointment, which you have to use for 5 days and antibiotics also for 5 days. It takes about a week before the swelling and redness disappears and my fingers go back to normal.
Every time I've had this, it is on different places on my hands, but only after doing my nails.
I have tried using only gel and then only acrylics but it always happens. I am writing to you as I hope someone will read this who knows exactly what this is and how to help.
I mean, is this an allergy, or infection or does the product just burn you? Will I never be able to do my nails again?
I have tried gloves and creams to prevent this from happening as I am a nail tech but I am on the point of giving up on my dream. If anybody would like to comment, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org All comments will be apreciated!!!
Good luck to you and your infection!