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Doctor insights on: Do People Who Work In Those Mall Nail Salons Get Sick From The Fumes

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Do people who work in those mall nail salons get sick from the fumes?

Do people who work in those mall nail salons get sick from the fumes?

Not studied: Nail salon atmospheres are full of organic chemical fumes and one would think that the workers have a continuous exposure which probably is dangerous in the long run. Ventilation in my experience is poor which contributes to this. I also feel that tsa workers are exposed continuously to radiation from their close proximity to x-ray machines which are unchecked after they are put in place. ...Read more

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Just wondering if fumes from hair or nail salon could cause birth defects?

Just wondering if fumes from hair or nail salon could cause birth defects?

Not sure: No one has proven this although many environmental factors could contribute to defects if exposed for long period of time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pedicure at the nail salon?

Is it safe to get pedicure at the nail salon?

Sort of: Some (not all) nail salons cut corners, and in doing so, spread infections from one customer to the next. For example, they are required in most states to use emery boards only once and throw them away, but many reuse them. Many salons don't sterilize their instruments properly. A wise precaution is to buy your own nail instruments and bring them with you each time you go to the salon. ...Read more

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Can I get athlete’s foot if I get my nails done at a salon?

Can I get athlete’s foot if I get my nails done at a salon?

Possibly: Depending on the hygiene of the salon and if someone before you had it! ...Read more

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We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

Biotin: Does not sound like a latex allergy. So i would recommend using hand moisturizer at work - there are some specifically made for glove wearers. Also taking biotin daily like in a hair, skin and nail formula vitamin from a health food store can help too! ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis or HIV from unwashed utensils at a nail salon? Especially if there is a papercut on finger?

Can you get hepatitis or HIV from unwashed utensils at a nail salon? Especially if there is a papercut on finger?

No risk, no worry: This sort of infection for sure never happens for HIV, and probably never for hepatitis B. Of course nail salons should disinfect their equipment between customers. But even if they sometimes forget, the actual risk is extremely low. I'll bet no doctor or clinic in the US has ever seen a patient with either HIV or viral hepatitis known to be acquired in this way. Nohting to be worried about. ...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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Is it ok to go to the nail salon and get nails done? I'm 3 weeks pregnant.

Is it ok to go to the nail salon and get nails done? I'm 3 weeks pregnant.

Yes: Having your nails done is considered safe during pregnancy. I would try to avoid really strong smells especially early on as they have a tendency to cause nausea. Congrats! ...Read more