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Allergy to acyrlic nails dry skin under and around nails ?

Allergy to acyrlic nails dry skin under and around nails ?

Forget acrylic nails: At least you know your cotact dermatis product, soak hand in nice hot oil for 5--10 min every day and massge avcado on it , would help. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is it possible that blue lips and nail beds be a symptom of peanut allergy?

Is it possible that blue lips and nail beds be a symptom of peanut allergy?

Blue lips/nails: Blue lips and nail beds are a sign of not having enough oxygen in the blood and if the allergy is so bad that the person cannot breath well then you can see this, but before that the perosn will have other symptoms. See ur doc asap if you have blue lips and nail beds on an ongoing basis. If breathign difficulty call 9-1-1. ...Read more

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I am getting nail pitching type rash (No red bumps , its white wound when someone pinch) , its burning. I agree i am in too much anxiety in HIV fear. Is this related to HIV or Stress or allergy?

I am getting nail pitching type rash (No red bumps , its white wound when someone pinch) , its burning. I agree i am in too much anxiety in HIV fear. Is this related to HIV or Stress or allergy?

Too complicated.: Your issues are too complicated to address in a simple Q & A format. If you can't see a doctor about this, you can use our Virtual Consult app, upload a photo of your rash and have a conversation with one of our doctors. Although we can't do any testing, we may be able to give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to acrylic cataract lenses they put in surgically to correct cataracts?

Is it possible to have an allergy to acrylic cataract lenses they put in surgically to correct cataracts?

Probably not: "allergic reactions" do not occur to either silicone or acrylic intraocular lenses. Very rarely people have issues where the lenses need to be removed or exchanged for a different material (silicone for acrylic or vice-a-versa) but this is exceedingly rare. In these situations there are usually other factors in the eye contributing to the need for exchange and not an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I have been wearing an acrylic mouthpiece for a couple of months, and i'm having a lot of trouble with ulcers in my mouth. Could this be an allergy?

I have been wearing an acrylic mouthpiece for a couple of months, and i'm having a lot of trouble with ulcers in my mouth.  Could this be an allergy?

Possible: It might be a cause but more than likely it is possibly due to pressure on the mucosal tissues by the mouthpiece leading to the problems. You can always have patch testing to determine if there is a chemical allergy. ...Read more

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I swallowed my acrylic nail and now I'm scared.. Am I gonna be okay??

I swallowed my acrylic nail and now I'm scared.. Am I gonna be okay??

Swallowed a nail~: hello ~ well, that depends. If it was painted you may see it when you pass it and if not then you wont and that may make you worry more. Don't. You may feel it as it departs I suppose. Worrying about it is needless. It wont reverse course, or linger I don't suppose. More importantly, how on Earth did you get to swallow a whole nail?? I am assuming the finger wasn't attached ! ...Read more