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Can I Get Nail Diseases From Fingernail Salons
Pedicures: I have always warned my patients about pedicures and the spread of certain diseases such as fungus, hepatitis and TB. Before having a pedicure, make sure the place looks clean. See if they sterilize their instruments; check their health record on line; Make sure they sterilize their instruments, use new files between clients and use a plastic insert in the foot basin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure : Especially the glue that attaches the nail to you. ...Read more
Yes: Sepsis does happen from toe infection. If and when the infection gets into the joints of your toes, since they are highly vascular, you increase the chance of sepsis or infection spreading through your blood. So see you doctor or podiatrist as soon as possible for antibiotic treatment and evaluation. You may need IV antibiotics and hospitalization if the infection is severe. ...Read more
No: Not unless you do this while driving. ...Read more
Indeed: Acrylic nails starve the "real" nail surface of oxygen which encourages fungal growth. Also, as the nails separate over time, moisture can seep underneath them increasing fungal growth. Be sure that at each "redo, " you have a complete clean up and disinfection. Be sure your technician only uses one file per client. Ask that your tech keep your stuff separate from other tools and materials. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can geting a cut at a nail salon cause aids or any harmful disease ? I was getting my nails done and the guy cut my finger with the nail machine.
Theoretically: Yes, you can provided that the machine / instrument was infected. The chances though that this to happen is minute. I would not be concerned of hiv, if concerned is to hepatitis b and c. Hiv is very difficult to get as the viral particles in an unit (ml) of blood are minimal. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: If you have a fungal nail infection, prescribed topical and/or oral medications can be used to address it. Some doctors offer laser treatment for nail fungus, but its indication is more for improving the appearance of the nail, rather than curing the infection. Surgical options are available for more severe infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My acrylic nail broke and lifted my real nail. I went to a nail tech to get the acrylic removed from the broken nail. How can I prevent infection?
How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails , my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.
How should I treat toe nail fungi? I bought fungi-nail from my local walmart but after 3 months I have no improvements. I usually get my finger and toe nails painted at a nearby nail shop. This fall i had a pain shooting through my toe (toe nail area). Af
Fungal infections.: Agree with Dr. Seward. Over-the-counter antifungal nail treatments don't have a high success rate. I agree with evaluation by dermatologist to accurately identify what condition this is. If is is a fungus, oral antifungal agents might be a consideration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get fingernail fungus from touching a persons toenail who has the fungus with your fingernail? Will it spread finger to scalp while showering?
No: Not readily transmitted from casual contact. Never spreads to scalp. ...Read more
I have dark nails due to melanin and so I'm always wearing nail polish. I heard about fake nails implants, a surgery born in USA. Info or Intox?
I got toenail fungus from pedicure (white marks) on nail end. Do I need prescription from MD or can I treat OTC or at home? Or will it go away on own?
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