NonyX Gel to remove "keratin debris"?

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    Lightbulb NonyX Gel to remove "keratin debris"?

    I heard an ad on the radio for something that was supposed to remove "keratin debris" from under nails (toenails, fingernails). It supposedly makes the thick, white/yellow nails look clearer and cleaner.

    I thought, GOSH, I wonder if this stuff could dissolve the subdermal keratin deposits that cause the keratosis pilaris!!!

    It's called NonyX Gel, and it didn't seem very expensive relative to some of the other products I've seen around. Has anyone ever seen this stuff and gone down the same thought path as I did? Anyone ever try smearing this stuff on your arms? I'm thinking about getting some to try it...

    Any feedback appreciated!!!

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    hmmmm, seems like a likely idea. i'm figuring that the only problem that would arise with that is the chemical they put in there might cause more damage to your skin. either way, seems very unlikely for that to happen. go for it and tell us what happened

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    The active ingredient is ethanoic acid. Just another acid to break down keratin - nothing new here.

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    Hey, CrashingBoy, that's hilarious! I didn't read the ingredients. That's just VINEGAR!!!

    OK, anyone here try vinegar on their arms? I think I might put a bottle of white vinegar in the shower for a little while...

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    same logic as jrsmith13

    Hello. I am new to this board. I actually have considered the same "remedy" as jrsmith13, but I have never gone through with it because of fear for damaging my skin. Here is a link to the product: http://www.xenna.com/product_nonyx.html

    I went to Walmart and looked at the box. Although there were no indications that the gel should not be applied directly to the skin, I was still wary.

    Instead of applying the gel all over the affected areas, I might buy a tube and apply it ONLY on the bumps... I am desperate!

    Does anyone have any insight?
    Thanks!
    L

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    Some KPers have reported that applying vinegar to their skin has helped, I have not tried it.

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