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I Got Some Nail Polish On My Tongue Is It Nontoxic To Swallow
Yes: A small bit of nail polish is not going to cause any toxicity. I wouldn't advise drinking a bottle of it, however. ...Read more
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Swallowing dried: Nail polish is not good. If you do a tiny bit by accident no worries. If you have a habit of doing that you can poison yourself. That habit may be some OCD that you need treatment for. Start w/a visit to your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Probably not: Not likely. But how did you get in this situation in the first place? Small amounts of polish are not likely to be toxic if only a one -time deal. ...Read more
My 16m old ate a pile of finger nail clippings. I got as many as I could out of her mouth, but I think she may have swallowed some. Can this hurt her?
It hurts when I swallow just on right hand side, and move my tongue about. Pain is a shooting pain and goes up to my right ear (which is abit muffled)?
Need to take a look: You may have a simple infection, mucosal lesion, or a traumatic injury from a piece of food. The pain shooting to the ear is referred pain from the throat issue. Your best bet is to have your doctor take a look at your throat. You may ultimately need to see an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more
Ceiling tile removed and particles fell. Baby touched carpet underneath. Put hand mouth. What if she swallowed tiny amount of fiberglass?
Spilled acetone on tv remote, the back melted and smelled very bad. Any dangers from inhaling those fumes? Also mixed w nail polish fumes
No worries: Never use nail polish remover nor acetone around anything plastic. Spills happen, and plastics get ruined. That said, as long as a person is not intentionally sniffing, and as long as there is adequate airflow, typical nail polish remover acetone odors from normal home use of those products don't cause problems. ...Read more
Death: "huffing" can cause fatal cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. ...Read more
Not the good polish: An underlying nail fungus is usually the culprit, and using nail polish may exacerbate the fungus. Most good polishes will not harm the nails, and in fact can act as a protectant. ...Read more
No: There are potentially toxic materials in SOME nail polishes, toluene, formaldehyde and DBP. The industry has been moving away from these chemicals and coming up with non toxic formulations. Nail polish manufactured in the United States does not have lead. There has been lead found in polish from Taiwan. ...Read more
No: Nail polish remover is toxic. Putting it near the mouth or nose is bad idea. ...Read more
Say what?: I have never hear do nail polish for a skin tag and don't recommend it. ...Read more
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
Doctor, after using nail polish one of my friend got white cracking spot on her nails...So what should she do now?
See a doctor: Some nail procedures use a file to smooth the nail before applying the nail polish, gel, or acrylic. This can make the nail prone to breakage. There are other things that could be wrong too, and only an exam by a doctor would lead to a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Why am I bleeding under my big toenail when there's no pain or no recent injury? I noticed it a week ago when I removed my nail polish.
You may have had micro trauma such as the nail hitting the top of the shoe when walking or exercising. You could also have a growth under the nail.
You should have it checked by podiatrist ...Read more
If nail polish remover with acetone in it got onto my skin but I rinsed it off with water afterward, will there be any negative effects on me?
No worries: Have never seen anyone use nail polish remover without getting some of the remover onto the skin... so there shouldn't be any problem with that skin contact, as along as the remover is generally being used properly. Acetone does damage most plastics, so one should be careful where she works on her nails. ...Read more
How long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) Its been already 1month, its better but severe
Burn: Can you send a photo? Should not have burned or have pain after weeks. Is area red? Could have infection brewing. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more
I was using a natural nail polish (Savina. It's free of toxic-trio)Now the top of my toenails, starting at the tips, are whitish and peeling. What's up???
Maybe unrelated: You might want to ask your pedicure/manicure provider about this, does not sound like a medical question ...Read more
Potentially danger!: Have you been sniffing the fumes? Unlike clorox fumes, nail polish is made from petroleum distillates which can be extremely toxic to your brain among other things. Always use in a well ventilated area and keep your nose out of the bottle! ...Read more
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