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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Put Nail Polish On Skin

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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

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

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Does nail polish work on skin tag removal?

Not recomanded: Not to mu knowledge> skin tags can be removed easily by your doctor or a dermatologist, it should not be a home procedure. What you think is a skin tag can be a serious skin condition. Please let your doctor evasluate. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of using nail polish to remove skin tag?

What is the side effect of using nail polish to remove skin tag?

Say what?: I have never hear do nail polish for a skin tag and don't recommend it. ...Read more

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How do I treat methyl acrylate which has been spilt on my skin (gel nail polish) and given me a major rash?!

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

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Are there safer alternatives to nail polish remover?

Are there safer alternatives to nail polish remover?

Nail polish: Acetone free nail polish removers exist that may be less noxious
also there are buffing systems that shine up the nails so you don't need to use nail polish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish on your hands?

Is it safe to use nail polish on your hands?

YES, but...: Why would you? It is designed for use on nails and doesn't feel so good on the hands. Sort of like superglue, only not so nasty that it sticks you to yourself. ...Read more

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Is nail polish safe to use? Any danger of lead poisoning or toxic substance?

Is nail polish safe to use? Any danger of lead poisoning or toxic substance?

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

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Is it safe to have my one year old daughter around fumes like....Nail polish, nail polish remover etc.

Is it safe to have my one year old daughter around fumes like....Nail polish, nail polish remover etc.

Best to be safe.: I would try to keep children away from as many types of fumes as possible. They can irritate the linings of the nose and lungs and are often allergenic to young children. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply nail polish to my 9 month old daughter's toe?

Is it safe to apply nail polish to my 9 month old daughter's toe?

Not necessary: Probable won't but remember kids can put their toes in their mouth. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Polish remover?: The acetone in nail polish remover can cause brief sensitivity to hot or cold water. Make certain that it is thoroughly washed from the hands after use. ...Read more

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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

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

Nail polish is a-: -barrier 2 the medication. Nails can discolor nails & it looks like a fungus but it is not. It will grow out a B normal. Also if you look at the base of the nail as it grows out, the nail is normal, compared to the area that still has color on it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish remover on an open bed sore to prevent pus from coming out?

Is it safe to use nail polish remover on an open bed sore to prevent pus from coming out?

No it is not: Pressure sores can be treated with many things, but nail polish remover is not one of them. A pressure sore that has pus draining from it needs to be evaluated by a physician familiar with pressure sore care.

Get medical care now. ...Read more

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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?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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?

Many: But you will need to see your doctor to check out the potential causes as well as disease conditions such as psoriasis which may be associated with damage to your nails. I presume that you had not been glueing artificial nails to your current nails. ...Read more

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I spilled a lot of nail polish remover on myself. Should I be concerned?

Nail polish remover: Is it an acetone or a non-acetone nail polish remover? Acetone is a little more toxic. But - I would just wash the area with soap and warm water. Will likely not cause any problems. Take care. ...Read more

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Can nail polish destroy toenails?

Can nail polish destroy toenails?

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

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Will die if we drank nail polish remover?

Nail polish remover: Depends on the quantity. A little can make you very sick. A lot can kill you. Really bad idea to drink it. ...Read more

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Could you have lead poisoning from nail polish?

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

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Is it okay to swallow some dried nail polish bits?

Is it okay to swallow some dried nail polish bits?

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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What would happen my tongue jut the tip touch nail polish?

What would happen my tongue jut the tip touch nail polish?

Bad taste: You should not ingest finger nail polish, but touching with tongue may cause bad taste and a colorful tongue. ...Read more

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Why should I not have nail polish on my toes if I am having surgery on my ankle?

Why should I not have nail polish on my toes if I am having surgery on my ankle?

Nail polish: For a number of reasons but namely because chipped polish or irregularities in the polish including some of the common adornments like rhinestones can harbor bacteria which can contaminate the surgical site and increase infection risk. ...Read more

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Which chemicals are in nail polish?

Which chemicals are in nail polish?

Nail polish: Numerous chemicals are in nail polish and the chemicals vary with the different products e.g. Nirocellulose, ethyl acetate, resins, plasticizers, solvent, coloring agents, adhesive poymers, formaldehydes, camphor, pigments, thickening agents, toluene, sylene and the list goes on and on.
Anyone using nail polish should use products from companies that formulate responsibly and have a good reputation. ...Read more