A 53-year-old member asked:
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why are long or artificial fingernails prohibited in health care facilities?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Because they: can harbor bacteria or other germs.
Answered on Oct 28, 2017

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Infection is: possible. See this Mayo Clinic article to find ways to decrease chances of infection when wearing artificial nails. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy- ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Fingernails: Go to uptodate.com or wikipedia for good discussion.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Usually not: This usually is from a stressful event in life that interrupts nail growth.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Biotin is: A vitamin good for skin, hair and nails not necessarily prenatal can be taken anytime.

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