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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Paint My Nails While I Am Pregnant

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it ok to use nail polish in your 13th week of pregnancy?

Is it ok to use nail polish in your 13th week of pregnancy?

Yes: As long as you are only using it to paint your nails there is no problem. Please use in a well ventilated area. ...Read more

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Is it pica, or is it normal to crave nail polish, paint or permanent markers?

Is it pica, or is it normal to crave nail polish, paint or permanent markers?

Possibly Pica: I am not sure from your question, but when you use the word "crave" to indicate that you ingest these items, then pica is a definite possibility. However, if you are saying that you "crave" these odors, then you are not referring to pica. Problems with pica requires the actual ingestion of items that would be considered inedible. If you are doing this, then it would be important to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Painted my nails a pink color, 2 wks ago, nails tips started looking a little green, it's almost a new nail polish so why? Can I paint my nails again?

Painted my nails a pink color, 2 wks ago, nails tips started looking a little green, it's almost a new nail polish so why? Can I paint my nails again?

Fungal infection: If you went to a salon that does not properly clean the equipment, fungal infections very common- you should always bring your own tools to any salon. If green then cut the ends off and buy an anti fungal that you put under your nails ...Read more

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I ask because I paint my nails every other day. Can the chemicals affect me after awhile?

Unlikely: You are unlikely to absorb much in the ways of chemicals from nail polish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish while pregnant?

Is it safe to use nail polish while pregnant?

Yes: It is fine to get your nails done or do them at home. Be sure to be in a well ventilated area with lots of air movement so the fumes aren't overwhelming. ...Read more

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Risk of colored nail polish with sparkles in pregnancy?

Risk of colored nail polish with sparkles in pregnancy?

Only if inhaled: The nail polish on the fingernails will not affect the pregnancy. Prolonged inhalation of nail polish remover can have an effect. ...Read more

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Is okay to use nail polish and poilsh remover during pregnancy?

Is okay to use nail polish and poilsh remover during pregnancy?

Nail polish: It is ok to do once in a while and there are pregnancy safe nail products available usually at health spas and stores. ...Read more

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Is UV gel nail polish safe in pregnancy ?

Is UV gel nail polish safe in pregnancy  ?

Nail polish: I do not know what UV gel is but in general there are no restrictions on nail polish in pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish while 30 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to use nail polish while 30 weeks pregnant?

Safe.: Painting your nails is not going to affect a pregnancy, whether you are 3 weeks along or 30 weeks along. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I m 30 weeks pregnant and i like smelling nail polish and i do sniffing it every minute is it harmfull to sniff nail polish?

I m 30 weeks pregnant and i like smelling nail polish and i do sniffing it every minute is it harmfull to sniff nail polish?

Probably: I tell all my PG patients everything you eat, drink, or breath has the potential of getting into the fetal circulation. Stop this immediately. ...Read more

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Since there is formaldehyde in nail polish, wondering if it can cause birth defects if pregnant women use it?

Since there is formaldehyde in nail polish, wondering if it can cause birth defects if pregnant women use it?

Safe: From what I have read on the internet, formaldehyde in nail polish is safe during pregnancy since the concentration is so low. ...Read more

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I just took the biggest and closest sniff of nail polish remover !! Did that harm my baby in anyway?? I'm so paranoid now that I'm pregnant! :(

I just took the biggest and closest sniff of nail polish remover !! Did that harm my baby in anyway?? I'm so paranoid now that I'm pregnant! :(

I would try not to: fret about this but would encourage you to avoid inhaling chemicals or unnecessary vapors in the future. Take care. ...Read more

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I paint my nails a lot, so use nail polish remover once a week (roughly) could this be why my finger nails are slightly orange towards the tips?

I paint my nails a lot, so use nail polish remover once a week (roughly) could this be why my finger nails are slightly orange towards the tips?

Likely: The chemical in nail polish remover, acetone, is likely affecting your nails. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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When having pernicious anemia, is it normal for my finger to move without me movin them like they shake from side to side & its hard to paint my nails?

When having pernicious anemia, is it normal for my finger to move without me movin them like they shake from side to side & its hard to paint my nails?

Could be: The abnormal movements associated with pernicious anemia is usually due to B12 deficiency and seen more in the young. (folic acid can cause confusion of symptoms and manifestations) adults show more of the sensory problems in terms of symptoms. Just make sure the diagnosis is right and that you are examined and followed well during treatment. ...Read more