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Is It Safe To Put Nail Polish On Skin
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
Say what?: I have never hear do nail polish for a skin tag and don't recommend it. ...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 do I treat methyl acrylate which has been spilt on my skin (gel nail polish) and given me a major rash?!
Topical steroid: A contact dermatitis is most commonly treated with a topical steroid cream or ointment. If there are any crusted or blistered areas, a topical antibiotic such as Mupirocin is also used frequently. Finally, if it is severe, a course of oral steroid is sometimes necessary. See a dermatologist for appropriate prescription treatment. Over the counter Hydrocortisone is not strong enough in most cases. ...Read more
If I am allergic to normal earrings, can I put a coating of clear nail polish on the earring, or is that bad? I've read this on a few websites.
Yes: This often helps to stop the contact but needs regular application. ...Read more
Nail polish: I don't believe there is any problem with led. However, some nail polishes may contain formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate which are highly toxic. ...Read more
Is it safe to have my one year old daughter around fumes like....Nail polish, nail polish remover etc.
Not necessary: Probable won't but remember kids can put their toes in their mouth. ...Read more
My fingernails hurt when I wash hands in warm water. No discoloration or visible problems. If I put on nail polish I don't feel pain.
I wonder if Fungi Nail solution for toenail fungus is effective if there is nail polish on toenail before I put solution? Can polish worsen it? Thanks
For MD: Last few months nails show pits, dents. Parts of nail thin out, tiny cracks where polish gets stuck when I try to remove the nail polish. I also saw pit form when I put nail polish. Causes? Vit./Mineral deficiency? Eczema? Any natural remedy?
Death: "huffing" can cause fatal cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. ...Read more
If nail polish is hazardous as most doctors claim, how often should I apply it without taking the risk?
0....: Your nails are beautiful......in the natural form. ...Read more
Why do my nails hurt (feel like they got hit with a hammer!) after I take off nail polish after having worn it a few days? Takes a few hrs to kick in.
Irritant?: If your nails only hurt after you removed the polish, I would suspect that remover is irritating them. ...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
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
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