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Doctor insights on: Acrylic Nail Drill

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Can you get HIV from a nail salon. Had my nails done ladt thursday and the drill nicked my finger and bled. Am freaking out. ?

Can you get HIV from a nail salon. Had my nails done ladt thursday and the drill nicked my finger and bled. Am freaking out. ?

Won't happen: Early in the epidemic, we men worried about catching it at the barber's. That didn't happen either. Relax. The HIV virus is wimpy and its ability to survive outside the body seems basically zero. Even if there's warm, fresh blood on a needle that's jabbed into the skin, the risk is only 1 in 300. If you have no reason to think that needle was recently in the vein of an AIDS patient, relax. ...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

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I am training to be a nail technician and i think I am allergic to acrylic. How can I overcome this?

Tough: This is tough as you are probably allergic to a chemical you are using to apply or paint nails, you should wear gloves at all time, to protect yourself. ...Read more

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I have acrylic nails on and every time I go to wipe my vagina hurts.& today it felt like something cut me and my nails aren't hitting it? Help?!?!

I have acrylic nails on and every time I go to wipe my vagina hurts.& today it felt like something cut me and my nails aren't hitting it? Help?!?!

Irritation: It sounds like the skin around your vaginal area is irritated. I can't be sure without an exam, of course. You can try spraying the area with water and gentle patting (instead of wiping), if you need to clean it. Sitz bath may help to soothe. Take a look and see if it's red, scraped, etc? If there is discharge, itching and additional comfort, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have acrylic nails & i think that my real nail is broken. I was bleeding & it hurts, burns. What can I do? Scared to take the nail off cus it hurts?

I have acrylic nails & i think that my real nail is broken. I was bleeding & it hurts, burns. What can I do? Scared to take the nail off cus it hurts?

It depends...: How bad was the extend...You are better off having it examined by a surgeon or emergency doc. Treatments vary: treatment of the following acute injuries: simple lacerations stellate lacerations severe crush injury avulsion of the nail from the nail fold perionychium subungual hematoma involving over 25-50% of the visible nail, etc..Know what i mean? ...Read more