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Doctor insights on: Is Shellac Nail Polish Safe During Pregnancy

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 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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During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

Absolutely: There is no danger to using topical hydrogen peroxide on your nails during pregnancy. Whether it will be effective in treating the nail fungus is another question. Unless severe, it is probably better to defer treatment of your toenail fungus until after your pregnancy, and then try more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acrylic nails during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acrylic nails during pregnancy?

Yes: Just make sure your nail salon is well-ventilated. You want to avoid exposure to chemical fumes. ...Read more

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Are shellac nails okay during pregnancy?

Are shellac nails okay during pregnancy?

No: Having the nails on your skin is probably not harmful but the fumes produced when applying the nails can cause harm to yourself and your baby. I recommend you avoid using it during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is the use of a hand held sports vibrating percussion massager safe to use on back during pregnancy? My wife is currently only 7 weeks pregnant.

Is the use of a hand held sports vibrating percussion massager safe to use on back during pregnancy? My wife is currently only 7 weeks pregnant.

Best avoided: It may be safe, but probably better to avoid it. It's almost impossible to do studies of these sort of things. I doubt it would strike hard enough to do damage, but it's never a good idea to subject a pregnant woman to too many vibrations or hard knocks, due to a very small chance of tearing the placenta. Odds are, she would be fine, but why take unnecessary risks? ...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 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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What can I do for nail problems during pregnancy?

Moisterize: No gelatin or vitamin will make any difference. Never push or cut your cuticles. Rub in a cream frequently, especially after in water. ...Read more

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Is nail glue/artificial nails okay to use during pregnancy?

Is nail glue/artificial nails okay to use during pregnancy?

Nails and glue: Artificial nails and glue are safe to be used in pregnancy.
It is important to limit exposure to solvent fumes during pregnancy.
It is imperative to limit exposure and encourage good ventilation while in the saloon.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

No: Usually in pregnancy both hands swell and not just one side. Talk to your OB MD about this problem, and he/she may search for a cause. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

Yes as long as...: A good skin hair and nails vitamin will have many of the same vitamins in a good prenatal. But it is important that the total amount of preformed Vit A totals less than 10.000 iu a day. But it is fine to take as much beta carotene as you wish.
I advise taking DHA also. And 4000-8000 iu of Vit D3 a day to attain blood levels of 50-80. ...Read more

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I had a 6week miscarriage2 days back. I had noticed that my nails were more brittle and hair fall I never had these during my first pregnancy?

I had a 6week miscarriage2 days back. I had noticed that my nails were more brittle and hair fall I never had these during my first pregnancy?

Pregnancy and hair: Some women have rapid hair and nail growth during the pregnancy and actually the hair grows all the way thru to the root and they fall out. Nails also can change. You can't expect all pregnancies to be like the last. ...Read more

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Is using hand sanitizer (with the active ingredient Ethyl Alcohol 70%) harmful during the pregnancy?

Is using hand sanitizer (with the active ingredient Ethyl Alcohol 70%) harmful during the pregnancy?

Not really: A general rule for pregnancy: lotions/creams/cleaners you use on your skin surface will not be absorbed in enough quantity to be detectable in the blood. They are thus considered safe during pregnancy and or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Vagina touched base of shaft during a hand job. No cum, no tip. Didn't notice precum maybe, moved down during stroking motion. Is pregnancy possible?

Vagina touched base of shaft during a hand job. No cum, no tip. Didn't notice precum maybe, moved down during stroking motion. Is pregnancy possible?

Not likely: Not entirely impossible as most men produce small amounts of pre-cum recurrently until ejaculation, but not very likely based on your description. If not convinced and this just happened in last 1-2 days, you could get emergency contraceptive like plan B or next choice. ...Read more

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Hair, skin and nails vitamins, green tea, glutathione, grape seed, alpha lipoic acid, msm, nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Hair, skin and nails vitamins, green tea, glutathione, grape seed, alpha lipoic acid, msm, nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Pregnancy: A number of the supplements you mentioned are strong antioxidants and affect the redox potential in the cell. The process of cellular differentiation has been shown to be influenced by the redox status of the cell. While it is likely that small amounts of the substances are ok, it is prudent to stick with your prenatal vitamins and avoid substances whose effects are not fully understood. ...Read more

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My nail hardener contains phthalic anhydride and I suck my thumb in order to sleep can this cause miscarriage at 5 weeks of pregnancy?

My nail hardener contains phthalic anhydride and I suck my thumb in order to sleep can this cause miscarriage at 5 weeks of pregnancy?

Phthalate Anhydride: Is a Class D drug in pregnancy that has known adverse fetal effects on male progeny, undescended testes & reduced masculine behavior. It is not recommended for any pregnant woman to use any cosmetic preparation that contains it. Many teratogens, substances that cause birth defects, can cause pregnancy loss in the 1st 2 weeks, before the brain & other organs start to form at 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What is meaning of blue nails in pregnancy?

What is meaning of blue nails in pregnancy?

Poor oxidation: (i assume natural and not painted) it means that oxygen delivery by the blood is poor. See your OB asap. ...Read more