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does acetone cause numbness/slowness in your fingers?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I hope and pray your not talking g about ingestion of acetone, but use of it on your nails to remove polish. The tiny amount used, even if you use it frequently, will not absorb into your system or locally to cause any symptoms. You need to look for a different reason if you are having these symptoms.

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How do I safely remove iodine from my fingers?

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Acetone: Acetone the main ingredient in nail polish remover is the best way to remove iodine from the skin.
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How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 49 years experience
Onychomycosis.: Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. Is a growth of plantlike matter within the substance of the toenail. As a toenail grows out the fungus attaches to its distal edge and move proximally or toward the body. Onychomycosis is usually caught in males much easier than in females, and many of those males have been in the armed forces previously with contact with the fungus in showers and and barracks.
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Or out in the field or combat areas in which wet feet, dirty socks, constant foot trauma from hiking over rough terrain and other such indignities may increase exposure to fungus.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could successful joint replacement be done on the small finger?

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Yes and no: Finger joint replacements do exist, but in my experience they don't work all that well. Hopefully an orthopedic surgeon will chime in with a 1st hand opinion.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long will numbness last after oral surgery?

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A few hours: If you are referring to the local anesthesia that was given then it should wear off in 2-3 hours. If you are referring to a parasthesia that may have been caused by an oral surgery procedure then that varies greatly and more information would be needed to offer an opinion.
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Why does the tip of my fingers start to peel and get really dry after cooking with onions?

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Acid: The onions have an acid that drys and etches the skin.

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