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Doctor insights on: Disinfect Nail Clippers

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Can I disinfect nail clippers with vinegar?

Can I disinfect nail clippers with vinegar?

No: Vinegar is too mild a disinfectant for grooming tools or where bodily fluids might be present. ...Read more

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Is it good practice to use a disinfectant such as Barbicide to sanitize new grooming/personal items such as a Nail clipper or Safety razor?

Is it good practice to use a disinfectant such as Barbicide to sanitize new grooming/personal items such as a Nail clipper or Safety razor?

If shared w/ others: If you are the only user, there is no need, although it wouldn't hurt anything. You really shouldn't be sharing such instruments with other persons, such as roommates. But if that's going to happen, or if you're in a commercial setting (e.g. barbershop, manicure salon, etc) they should definitely be cleaned and disinfected between customers. I assume Barbicide® is reliable and effective. ...Read more

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How could we disinfect a nail clipper/cutter if exposed to hepatitis C virus.

How could we disinfect a nail clipper/cutter if exposed to hepatitis C virus.

Scrub soap and water: The best approach is to have separate personal items that are not shared. Very important for toothbrush and razors- place somewhere so they can't be accidentally used by others. If nail clippers get shared, soak in soapy hot water. If there was obvious blood can also leave in bleach (one part to ten parts water). Razors have crevices that are hard to sterilize. ...Read more

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How to disinfect electric beard trimmer, comb, nail clipper and scissors to disinfect the bacteria from folliculitis? I cant afford expensive chemical

How to disinfect electric beard trimmer, comb, nail clipper and scissors to disinfect the bacteria from folliculitis? I cant afford expensive chemical

Below: Comb, nail clipper and scissors should be washed, dried and then soaked in alcohol for 1/2 hour.

The electric beard trimmer: if possible remove the head and do the same procedure as above.

If not removable, clean as good as possible, then use a Qtip and dab the head with alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using a friend's nail clipper?

What are the risks of using a friend's nail clipper?

Maybe: If your friend accidently cuts her skin while trimming her nails I would not share this device. You could get her blood into yours if your cut yourself and catch an infection. ...Read more

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There is rust on my nail clippers is it is harmful to use or not?

There is rust on my nail clippers is it is harmful to use or not?

I probably wouldn't: Hard to say...how much rust are we talking about, is it in a location that would even contact the nail or skin. Are there any open sores that the rust can get into...so many things to think about. I'd just cut my losses and buy another clipper for 79 cents....or, however, many Rupees it would cost...can't be that expensive, right? Then, you avoid having to give yourself a tetanus shot later! :) ...Read more

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Hi, if ten days ago I lent nail clippers to a friend, and today I cut myself on it, could that be a HepC risk, if she had it?

Hi, if ten days ago I lent nail clippers to a friend, and today I cut myself on it, could that be a HepC risk, if she had it?

HEP C RISK: IT WOULD BE MOST UNLIKELY THAT THESE NAIL CLIPPERS COULD BE A RISK FOR HePC OR ANY OTHER DISEASE. ...Read more

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Is it good practice or overkill to sanitize new grooming implements such as a New Safety Razor, Nail Clipper etc.?

Is it good practice or overkill to sanitize new grooming implements such as a New Safety Razor, Nail Clipper etc.?

Could be overkill: Life is never 100% safe. If we aren't willing to live with some risks, we can't live at all, not even locked within our own homes. So, live freely and use those razors and nail clippers right out of their boxes. ...Read more

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How risky is dried blood? I'm in acute phase and my sis. Used nail clipper 24 hours after me and she had a cut next to the finger.

How risky is dried blood? I'm in acute phase and my sis. Used nail clipper 24 hours after me and she had a cut next to the finger.

Acute phase of WHAT?: Acute phase of WHAT disease? If the dried blood is your own then, I don't see what the problem would be if it were in contact with a fresh cut or wound on yourself. DRIED BLOOD usually doesn't present a risk to patients, only fresh blood when it's contagious. Please send further questions to me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR. I'd be happy to help with other concerns. ...Read more

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The side of my toenails keep randomly bleeding. Do you know what it could be from? I haven't cut it with anything like a nail clipper.

The side of my toenails keep randomly bleeding. Do you know what it could be from? I haven't cut it with anything like a nail clipper.

Possibly ingrown: Sometimes when a nail becomes ingrown granulation tissue forms which bleeds easily. Do you notic any reddish lumps along the margins of the nail? ...Read more

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I shaved my hair off with clippers. I washed with a bar of soap. I'm itching and when I scratch black & white stuff is under my nails. Why?

I shaved my hair off with clippers. I washed with a bar of soap. I'm itching and when I scratch black & white stuff is under my nails. Why?

Folliculitis: May be bacterial or fungal infection as the skin is loaded with bacteria and cutting/shaving can cause cuts in follicles leading to infection Rarely may be nits. Consider clotrimazole in evening and bacitracin in AM x 1 weekafter washing with soap and water. Discuss with doc/urgent care. ...Read more

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How danger is blood from HIV positive on nail clipper which is dried and no usage for 24 hours. Person has high VL because he is in acute phase.

How danger is blood from HIV positive on nail clipper which is dried and no usage for 24 hours. Person has high VL because he is in acute phase.

No significant risk: Dried blood carries little or no risk. And a nail clipper is not a likely source of transmission anyway; clipping nails usually doesn't cause injury or bleeding, and without those there is no risk. ...Read more

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I cut the tip of my 3month olds finger with dusty nail clippers and it made her bleed, can she get tetanus from this? Should I see a dr right away?

I cut the tip of my 3month olds finger with dusty nail clippers and it made her bleed, can she get tetanus from this? Should I see a dr right away?

Maybe, maybe not: Any wound that opens the skin can allow tetanus spores access to create an infection. A rusty nail is a classic exposure but any cut could be a source. Good cleaning and care can help. Your baby should have had an initial tetanus shot, and would be protective but a call to the doc is worth the effort. ...Read more

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I cut my baby's finger with the nail clippers. It bleed for a while & I think it has stopped. I put a bandaid on it. How to I know it's stopped bleed?

I cut my baby's finger with the nail clippers. It bleed for a while & I think it has stopped. I put a bandaid on it. How to I know it's stopped bleed?

Bleeding finger: As with any abrasion or minor scrape, most of this bleeding stops when bandaged as you have done. That means that basically if there's not blood running from the wound it's probably okay, but if there is flesh hanging someplace on the wound you should have it checked definitely in an emergency room! ...Read more

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Can rust/burnt food from baking pans and a griddle give you tetanus? I think a piece of rust/burnt food got in my finger. Got it out with nail clipper.

Can rust/burnt food from baking pans and a griddle give you tetanus? I think a piece of rust/burnt food got in my finger. Got it out with nail clipper.

Not directly: The issue for tetanus is not the agent that caused a wound in your skin. (although some are more likely than others) The problem is the tetanus spores that can be present in the dust, dirt, environment anywhere and use any open cut to get in and cause tetanus. If you have not had a booster within 10 years it is reasonable to get one soon. ...Read more

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I have toe fungus. If I cut my toe nails & then use alcohol on clippers, would that sanitize the clippers enough to not worry about it spreading?

I have toe fungus. If I cut my toe nails & then use alcohol on clippers, would that sanitize the clippers enough to not worry about it spreading?

Toe nail fungus: Alcohol is a disinfectant but you usually have to clean and leave instruments in for a few minutes and it is not absolute that it will be 100% disinfected (good chance but nothing is absolute). It may be best to follow up with a doctor or podiatrist and get treated for the fungus with either topical Penlac or oral lamisil. ...Read more

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Is it enough to clean my grooming tools (nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?

Is it enough to clean my grooming tools (nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?

Do a bit better: Please wash your utensils with soap and water and then soak in alcohol. It is preferable to get the sanitazion formulas from a beauty equipment store and after thoroughly cleaning soaking in that liquid. Do not share utensils with others. Fungal infections come from this behavior. ...Read more

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