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Do human nails breathe?

HUMAN NAILS BREATHE: Human nails do not breathe.

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Why do people bite their nails?

Why do people bite their nails?

Pleasure: The lips are populated with a variety of nerve endings that give pleasure as they are stimulated. It helps a newborn figure out how to feed when they have never been hungry; helps the toddler get through a rough day with thumb sucking; makes us enjoy kissing & smoking & chewing your nails. If it weren't for society frowning on the process, more would probably do it. ...Read more

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Why do people short of breath breathe out of their mouths?

Why do people short of breath breathe out of their mouths?

Open lower airway: Mouth breathing when short of breath usually happens along with using additional muscles to breath in neck and between ribs. This kind of breathing helps to open up airways that may be closed due to swelling, inflammation, mucus or other blockage. If you see someone using their mouth like a fish to breath, they are having respiratory distress and need immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Splitting nails and cuticles. What am i lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?

Splitting nails and cuticles. What am i lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?

Splitting Nails: Genadur is the first fda-approved treatment to help strengthen fragile, brittle nails. According to manufacturer medimetriks pharmaceuticals, genadur helps improve the condition with a once-daily brush-on application that may start showing results in as little as 14 days. While brittle nails may be the result of exposure to solvents in nail products, they may also be the symptom of medical issues. ...Read more

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If ebola cannot go through skin, why do people wear the full body gear? I know its difficult tot make that call, but can ebola infect through skin?

If ebola cannot go through skin, why do people wear the full body gear? I know its difficult tot make that call, but can ebola infect through skin?

Ebola: Ebola can be passed via blood, saliva, vomit, feces, urine, sweat, tears, mucus, semen and breast milk. It is not an airborne pathogen. That means that any of those substances can make it on to you. Even if it is on your clothes, you could touch the contaminated area with your hand and when you wipe your nose or rub your eye - it can enter through a mucus membrane. ...Read more

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How can sharks constantly have new teeth growing but humans can't?

How can sharks constantly have new teeth growing but humans can't?

That's normal: Why do elephants have tusks and human's don't? Same idea. That's the beauty of the variety of life on this planet. Sharks need replaceable rows of pointy teeth because they damage them when feeding. We need a variety of permanent teeth because they have different functions. It's natural selection. ...Read more

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Are earth-friendly nail polish removers gentle enough to not weaken my nails?

Are earth-friendly nail polish removers gentle enough to not weaken my nails?

Inadequate evidence: These are not fda regulated products so you must rely on the claims of the manufacturer, testimonials and your own experience. Being earth friendly or natural does not necessarily mean nontoxic. Insecticides have been used to remove nail polish. Use with caution all products with possibly unknown ingredients. ...Read more

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So multivitamins (hair skin nails) cause or contribute to mouth gums enlargement ?? Do they cause more harm than good??

So multivitamins (hair skin nails) cause or contribute to mouth gums enlargement ?? Do they cause more harm than good??

What's that?: Most of what you read online abut vitamins is subscience. If you are eating sensibly, there is little or no benefit but also littke risk. This one about them causing gum disease is a new one on me. I'd ignore it. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes/cures fingernails that grow curved like claws?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes/cures fingernails that grow curved like claws?

Do you cut nails: If someone does not cut their nails and let them grow longer and longer they will eventually curve and look like claws. This is known as onychogryphosis.You can see a picture of this if you go on to google images. The only other thing i can imagine you are thinking of is something called pincer nails. Onychogryphosis iscured by cutting your nails. Pincerer nails need to be treated surgically. ...Read more

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My nails grow les..M habitual of bitting them...Is it any deficiency.? If not how can I hav long and strong nails

My nails grow les..M habitual of bitting them...Is it any deficiency.? If  not how can I hav long and strong nails

I think...: ...Your question has a built-in answer: biting nails is the problem, stopping nailbiting is the solution. Of deficiencies, iron and vitamin d are the most common, and you may have one or both, but it's unlikely there is any connection to the nail problem. ...Read more

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Sharks can regenerate teeth so why humans cannot?

Sharks can regenerate teeth so why humans cannot?

Sharks don't: Shark teeth are really skin scales made to stand up as the skin grows and stretches in that particular place. Sharks do not regenerate teeth. ...Read more

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Why does acetone makes our nails chilly?

Why does acetone makes our nails chilly?

Low boiling point: Acetone has a low boiling point and therefore a fast evaporation rate. When acetone evaporates, this consumes energy and has a cooling effect. ...Read more

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Does spring valley hair, skin and nails really work. Does it cause your hair to grow?

Does spring valley hair, skin and nails really work.  Does it cause your hair to grow?

Doubt it: A quick check online did not show the product to contain minoxidil. Products that contain Minoxidil can cause hair to grow. Other products don't cause hair to grow, but the hair will still grow on its own if it was growing anyway. ...Read more

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I know breathing is a invol \ vol action but when peoples say they can't breath can you really stop breathing and die? Helpppp

I know breathing is a invol \ vol action but when peoples say they can't breath can you really stop breathing and die? Helpppp

Usually they feel: Short of breath. It can be caused by anything from a panic attack ( which will not kill you) to a severe asthma attack which can kill you without treatment. ...Read more

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Im 5weeks pregnant have hamsters and birds.they r at homw always so not catch deseases.is this safe 4me?i dont catch them or clean their cages

Im 5weeks pregnant have hamsters and birds.they r at homw always so not catch deseases.is this safe 4me?i dont catch them or clean their cages

Wash hands: It is safe for pregnant women to have household pets including hamsters and birds. Just wash your hands as always after handling the animals ...Read more

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Are toe nails resistant to HIV blood and do not allow blood to go under or over toe nail and cause HIV . Do toe nails protect the same as skin does?

Are toe nails resistant to HIV blood and do not allow blood to go under or over toe nail and cause HIV . Do toe nails protect  the same as skin does?

Hard modified skin.: As long as the nail is intact and not injured. The nail actually sits on top of the skin for the most part. Any injury to the nail that would cause a laceration with tissue disruption would put one in jeopardy. ...Read more

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Why do fingernails and toenails turn white when they grow longer?

Why do fingernails and toenails turn white when they grow longer?

White Nails: Nails are held on to your fingers and toes by suction ( which gives it the pinkish color )....As the nail grows out past the end of the finger or toe, the nails color changes. Nails natural color is whiteish because they are translucent. ...Read more

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