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Doctor insights on: Do Human Nails Breathe

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Can use of nail polish on nails cause nail polish-like smell of breath?

Can use of nail polish on nails cause nail polish-like smell of breath?

No, it does not: There are certain health conditions that are associated with unusual odors of breath. Those need to be examined by your doctor. If you are talking about your baby, please take him/her to the pediatrician to be examined. Things like chronic sinus infections, dental problems, certain metabolic problems, like diabetes and many others can give an unusual smell to the breath. ...Read more

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Work in nail salon long hours. Am pregnant. Breathe bad air. Is baby ok?

Work in nail salon long hours. Am pregnant. Breathe bad air. Is baby ok?

Most likely: Use precautions (e.g. Face mask), as relevant, and stay in well ventilated areas. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

Clubbing: describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may be hereditary , ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. it may occur with several lung diseases . Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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Nasal cold w/ low fevers now in chest. Green mucous in cough, feeling of low O2 w/ breath.Dark pink and white nails.Bubbling deep in breath.Any ideas?

Nasal cold w/ low fevers now in chest. Green mucous in cough, feeling of low O2 w/ breath.Dark pink and white nails.Bubbling deep in breath.Any ideas?

Bronchitis: An infection like Sinusitis, Bronchitis or Pneumonia could cause your symptoms. Please get evaluated by your doctor if you feel your oxygen is low. In fact this finding is grounds for getting checked at an Urgent Care/Emergency Room ...Read more

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Severe shortnessof breath, chestpain, blue clubbing nails, muscle weakness, hot/cold inside body, headache, Drowsiness.Ok hearttests, so2. please help?

Severe shortnessof breath, chestpain, blue clubbing nails, muscle weakness, hot/cold inside body, headache, Drowsiness.Ok hearttests, so2. please help?

Time to call doctor: A person with difficulty breathing and chest pain needs to see her doctor right away, or be seen in the E.R. Possible causes include spontaneous pneumothorax, asthma, heart attack, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining inside the chest), fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, myocarditis, etc.... However, if this is an ongoing or repetitive problem, one can follow the instructions given by her doctor(s). ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, fatigue and purplish blue finger nails, what does this sound like?

Shortness of breath: Make sure you are not suffering from gross anemia (low blood hemoglobin).You need full physical exam and lab work-up. Please consult your physician. ...Read more