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Why do my fingernails hurt after polish remover?

Why do my fingernails hurt after  polish remover?

Nail doesn't hurt: Nail doesn't hurt. It has no nerve. It's the skin around nails hurt. So-called periungual dermatitis caused by nail polish remover-chemical would be irritating, itching and sometimes, painful. ...Read more

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What are some things besides special polishes, that will make my nails stronger?

What are some things besides special polishes, that will make my nails stronger?

Dermanial, gnedur: Two products that strengthen nails is otc dermanial and prescription genedur. Oral supplements that can help are digestive enzymes taken with meals and vitamins with biotin, silica, . ...Read more

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My gums don't feel much better after scale and polish. Is there anything else to do?

Takes time: Healing takes some time. Make sure you are following the home care program your dentist and hygienist gave you. This is very important in the healing process now and the long term maintenance program. Remember scaling is not a one time fix, it is a long term process of health. Keep up with it. ...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

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What do nail polish fumes do to you?

What do nail polish fumes do to you?

Potentially danger!: Have you been sniffing the fumes? Unlike clorox fumes, nail polish is made from petroleum distillates which can be extremely toxic to your brain among other things. Always use in a well ventilated area and keep your nose out of the bottle! ...Read more

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Can you paint a child's nails or will the polish make them sick?

Can you paint a child's nails or will the polish make them sick?

Not necessary: Nail polishes contain harsh chemicals and odors and the long term effects of these on children are not known. ...Read more

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My brother gets his teeth scaled and polished four times a year. Is there any detrimental effects of it on teeth?

My brother gets his teeth scaled and polished four times a year. Is there any detrimental effects of it on teeth?

No: People who have periodontal disease need to have their teeth cleaned 4 times a year. There is also a genetic component to periodontal disease. If your brother has it you should also be checked. Hopefully you are having periodontal charting to follow your gum health. Ask your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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I am on my 12th week of Accutane on 30 mg. I have just purchased liz earle cleanse and polish is this too harsh for my face?

I am on my 12th week of Accutane on 30 mg. I have just purchased liz earle cleanse and polish is this too harsh for my face?

Accutane: I would give your dermatologist a call, or who prescribed your medicine. It would be important to know before you use it. ...Read more

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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