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Doctor insights on: Acrylic Latex Paint Pregnancy

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Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Maybe!: Many painting products are toxic and can potentially cause harm. Painting in a home is likely better left to other non-pregnant people. If you must, use of a mask during painting is suggested. Be sure the room is well ventilated during and after painting, and if possible use low-fume and rapid drying materials. Also, be sure to avoid direct skin contact with the paint as much as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

Tx during pregnancy: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to dental treatment, especially if it is an emergency. Be sure to tell your dentist you are pregnant. There are precautions they should take in order to treat you safely. Also the middle trimester of a pregnancy is the safest time to do treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acrylic nails during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acrylic nails during pregnancy?

Yes: Just make sure your nail salon is well-ventilated. You want to avoid exposure to chemical fumes. ...Read more

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Alternative to condoms? I'm allergic to latex. Not concerned about pregnancy

Alternative to condoms? I'm allergic to latex. Not concerned about pregnancy

Latex free condoms: There are several latex free condoms on the market. These include lifestyles skyn and trogan naturals lambskin. These should be available in your local pharmacy or they can be purchased on amazon. ...Read more

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If you have an allergy to latex and use a latex paint in your house, are you allergic to the walls?

If you have an allergy to latex and use a latex paint in your house, are you allergic to the walls?

NO!!!: Latex paint does not have any rubber latex. It is called latex paint only because it looks like latex when it dries. Fumes from any paints are irritating when painting and soon after paint has dried. Especially to those with other respiratory problems like asthma. ...Read more

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They are painting areas of my ceiling with latex paint is it safe for my grandchildren ages 4&8 months to be in another room in the house?

They are painting areas of my ceiling with latex paint is it safe for my grandchildren ages 4&8 months to be in another room in the house?

Depends: New paint releases fumes for almost a month. Dont let children in the room that is painted. Keep the rooms well ventilated. It should be ok for the children to stay in other room. ...Read more

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My toddler ate just a little of my acrylic art paint. Should I worry?

My toddler ate just a little of my acrylic art paint.  Should I worry?

LEAD POISONING ?: If he just tasted it probably no problem, otherwise he starts vomiting. Paint is lead so make sure to check lead next time you see md. ...Read more

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Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Doubtful: NO. Latex paint would not be toxic unless allergic to its' components and 5 minutes is still a very brief exposure. ...Read more

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I am having a MRI of the brain & spine today & i got my nails done the other day acrylic nails is that okay? I took the paint off but the nails no.

I am having a MRI of the brain & spine today & i got my nails done the other day acrylic nails is that okay? I took the paint off but the nails no.

No problem: There is no problem having a MRI with acrylic nails or nail polish. The only issue is with metal ( such as piercings) because of heating concerns. ...Read more

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Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. ...Read more