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I stepped on a dirty nail what should I do ?

I stepped on a dirty nail what should I do ?

See a physician: You want to be sure that your tetanus vaccinations are up to date and that there is no concern for potential infection from deep seeded material. ...Read more

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What to do if i got nails done it was unsanitary what to do to not get fungus?

What to do if i got nails done it was unsanitary what to do to not get fungus?

Really once you have: had your nails done, the possibility of infection already exists. I would clean your nails with alcohol, and watch for any signs of fungus, if they appear, get in to dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Injured my fingernail, it fell off, it grew back with short horizontal ridges on it, they won't go away, nail collects dirt always looks dirty.

Injured my fingernail, it fell off, it grew back with short horizontal ridges on it, they won't go away, nail collects dirt always looks dirty.

Injured cuticle: You neglected to indicate how long ago? After an injury, expect nail change for 6 months. If the injury caused permanent damage to the cuticle, the nail will never be normal. Keep very short. Lubricate frequently. ...Read more

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Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?

Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?

Rough dirty nails: The roughness more then the brittleness of the nails is probably why they are collecting dirt. Ensure that you are getting adequate protein in your diet, and eat gelatin to help thicken your nails. In the short run, use a thick lotion or petrolatum on your fingertips to fill in the gaps and prevent accumulation of dirt prior to working in soiled environments. ...Read more

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Brittle nails get dirty always although kept short.Are their being thin & soft make dirt easily attach to them?What could be the problem & what to do?

Brittle nails get dirty always although kept short.Are their being thin & soft make dirt easily attach to them?What could be the problem & what to do?

Possible: But improbable that you have a thyroid problem if this is your only complaint. Are you eating your 5 servings of dairy that you require at this age for the calcium ? Talk to your doc as there is no other history or other information given here. Sometimes people just don't have the greatest nails! ...Read more

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I scratched my finger on a nail that is very dirty.. Should I get a tetanus shot?

I scratched my finger on a nail that is very dirty.. Should I get a tetanus shot?

Yes: If you havent had in less than 5 years, definitely should. Tetanus is horrific and preventable. ...Read more

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Hi! Dirty water went under my toe nail abt a yr ago n from then sum of it has turned brown, it's strtn to eat away. Any home remedy?It's Getting worst

Hi! Dirty water went under my toe nail abt a yr ago n from then sum of it has turned brown, it's strtn to eat away. Any home remedy?It's Getting worst

No home remedies...: If it has been a year, may want to have it checked out. The nail may need to be cut back and some kind of fungal treatment may need to be done to it. ...Read more

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I'm getting brown spots on my right hand. I thought my hand was dirty at first, but realized I have multiple brown flat spots over top of my hand.

I'm getting brown spots on my right hand. I thought my hand was dirty at first, but realized I have multiple brown flat spots over top of my hand.

Brown spots on hand: Can be vitamin deficiency Vit C , B12 ,anemia, liver dysfunction but most likely sun/age but usually that is after 40- unless you spend a lot of time in the sun . Depending on how they look if raised or dark irregualr, could be keratoses or lentiog or melanoma, f/u/ w/ dermatologist ...Read more

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My daughter stabbed her hand by accident with a pencil and im not sure if the tip is still in her hand or if its dirty. Should i take her to hospital?

My daughter stabbed her hand by accident with a pencil and im not sure if the tip is still in her hand or if its dirty. Should i take her to hospital?

Doctor not hospital : Although this is a scary accident, you'll get better care to see your physician first. Going to the ed may be a long wait and very expensive. Seeing your primary may allow you to get a prescription for x-rays or if they have one in their office. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I was working on a computer in a library with a very dirty keyboard.Then,I just put a little hand sanitizer on and went to eat w/ my hands.Is this ok?

I was working on a computer in a library with a very dirty keyboard.Then,I just put a little hand sanitizer on and went to eat w/ my hands.Is this ok?

Yes: All keyboards are dirty, though usually undetectable to unaided eye, while some are grossly filthy. However, unless you have open cuts or sores on fingertips, it's unlikely that you'll pick up any infection from dirty keyboard. Washing your hands is always a good idea before eating (and especially after using toilet!). Use of hand sanitizer is a reasonable substitute between hand washing. ...Read more

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My fiance is a IV drug user, i recently was stuck in the hand with a dirty needle reaching on top of our fridge. Should i be concerned? I've been i'll

My fiance is a IV drug user, i recently was stuck in the hand with a dirty needle reaching on top of our fridge. Should i be concerned? I've been i'll

Get checked soon.: U should be checked by your dr asap. Iv drug use can increase the risk for contracting hepatitis c, HIV and other illnesses. U should get blood tests done. If they are negative, get checked again in 6 months. Although the risks from contracting these illnesses are low from one stick, it is best to be safe than sorry. Also, ask yourself why u are engaged to an IV drug user. Suggest that he get tx. ...Read more

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I volunteer at a hospital like place I used hand sanitizer after a person gave me dirty diaper? Anything to worry about?

I volunteer at a hospital like place I used hand sanitizer after a person gave me dirty diaper? Anything to worry about?

No: Using a hand sanitizer will allow adequate cleansing of germs. Be sure to use it with appropriate length of time on hands (sing Happy Birthday while performing this). ...Read more

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My child is 5 years old he has school fear and reapiting common question again and again like my hand is dirty, this pencil is mine etc.

My child is 5 years old he has school fear and reapiting common question again and again like  my hand is dirty, this pencil is mine etc.

Evaluation needed: Please ask your pediatrician if he/she feels your child should see a psychologist for evaluation and testing with an eye toward the autism spectrum. ...Read more

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Some stagnant water from an outdoor fountain just sprayed onto my face and a hand cut. It looked really dirty. Should I be worried? What should I do?

Some stagnant water from an outdoor fountain just sprayed onto my face and a hand cut. It looked really dirty. Should I be worried? What should I do?

Careful: I don't think you have to particularly worry, though there is certainly risk of infection with the cut on your hand. Wash it thoroughly with clean water and soap, and keep it dry and covered from here on. If you start to notice redness around the cut or any pus, you will likely need some antibiotics. You could first try some over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. If getting worse, see your doc. ...Read more

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Cn I get food poisoning a month later? Can I get food poisoning from putting my hand down the side of sofa if dirty down there & not wash hands after.

Cn I get food poisoning a month later? Can I get food poisoning from putting my hand down the side of sofa if dirty down there & not wash hands after.

No: Please forgive my frankness. If you've grown up in a family of cleanliness freaks, you have my sympathy. You need to leave this behind or you'll make yourself and others miserable. Our bodies are designed to handle the common exposures of daily life. Food poisoning is going to happen because of faulty preparation or storage of food. The onset is over a few hours and it's short. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia if you finger her with a dirty hand?

Can you get chlamydia if you finger her with a dirty hand?

Dirty hand & mind: Cleanliness in any physical relationship is essential. A "dirty mind" should not execute anything with "dirty hands". It is possible to catch a lot of things with dirty hands, but chlamydia likes to go from one warm place to another and doesn't stay alive on inanimate objects for long. ...Read more

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How dirty is your own poo? I always fully wash my hands bc it gets on there. What will happen if I lightly brush my poo hand onto another surface.

How dirty is your own poo? I always fully wash my hands bc it gets on there. What will happen if I lightly brush my poo hand onto another surface.

Good and bad: For you there is no significant risk. For others, there might be if they touch a contaminated spot. Can you be sure there are not even a few worm eggs or dysentery germs in your stool? ...Read more

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Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?

Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?

Couple of days: If it does not become, red, swollen or painful by a couple of days since the incident, you should be okay. You may apply Neosporin ointment to the wound. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What can happen after my eye is rubbed with hand which is dirty with food addictive sodium meta bisulphite?

What can happen after my eye is rubbed with hand which is dirty with food addictive sodium meta bisulphite?

Irritation: Irrigate with water or saline and be checked if you have pain or vision changes. All the best and wear gloves. ...Read more