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Can I get nail diseases from fingernail salons?

Can I get nail diseases from fingernail salons?

Possibly: Depending on how they clean their instruments and if they were used on someone with a fungus or not. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Can you get toe fungus from a pedicure?

Can you get toe fungus from a pedicure?

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 more

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What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

When biting nails: There may be injury to surrounding skin/ tissue which creates a portal for many types of infections. I know that if you bite your nails when you have strep throat - it can spread there. I know, I did it once. ...Read more

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Could you have skin reactions from acrylic finger nails?

Could you have skin reactions from acrylic finger nails?

Sure : Especially the glue that attaches the nail to you. ...Read more

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Could i get diseases from a nail?

Could i get diseases from a nail?

Yes: If you are injured by a rusty/ dirty nail - microbes could cause an infection. Tetanus is a classic bacterial infection that people worry about with cuts or injuries. ...Read more

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Can i get blood poisoning from toe infections?

Can i get blood poisoning from toe infections?

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

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How can I prevent a finger nail infection?

How can I prevent a finger nail infection?

Wash: Do not cut nails too short do not pick at cuticles do not bite your nails wash - if have an abrasion or opening on skin, clean with perioxide and use an antibacterial ointment for 1-3 days. ...Read more

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Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

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 more

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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.

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

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Nail fungus - how can I take them off my nails?

Nail fungus - how can I take them off my nails?

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 more

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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?

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?

Infection low risk: As long as you keep it clean this little risk of bacterial infection The big problem with toenails is fungus infection you can discuss this with a dermatologist ...Read more

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How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails , my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.

How do I cure nail bed coming away from nails , my nails are healthy and strong but this is unsightly please help.

ANY TRAUMA?: Did you have any injury to the finger nail? How many fingers are involved - just one or all. Do you take multivitamins regularly? Is there any fungal infection? Need to see a dermatologist for examination. ...Read more

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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

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

I : I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can perform a nail culture, determine what type of fungus you might have, and then discuss treatment options if the culture comes back positive for fungus. Otc medications are unlikely to help if you have fungus under your nails. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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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 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?

Stick with nail: polish. Surgery for a benign and cosmetic issue like color of nails is not a good idea. If nail polish has worked so far, stick with it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fungus?: Although white spots could be an early manifestation of toenail fungus it could also just represent trauma to the nail. Give it some time. If it grows out you have nothing to fear. If it becomes thick and yellow see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I prevent ingrown nails while the fingertip grows back?

How can I prevent ingrown nails while the fingertip grows back?

See below: Gently massage the skin of the nail margin away from the nail. This should give the nail enough room to grow back cleanly. ...Read more

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Nail Diseases (Definition)

Nail diseases = series of abnormal conditions that affects the keratin ...Read more