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Latex Gloves Nails
If there is allergy: Latex allergy is relatively uncommon (3-5% of the population) but for those affected it can cause different problems. It is possible to see problems with the finger nails, but you'd also expect to see skin changes elsewhere on the hands. It is also possible that with prolonged wear the increased moisture would promote fungal growth. Make sure you don't use artificial nails. They make things worse. ...Read more
Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals (people can develop a sensitivity to some of the chemicals used in their manufacture). However, some fabrics may include latex threads in addition to spandex fibers, and this may or may not be listed. Contact the manufacturer to be sure. ...Read more
Safer now: Back 30 or 40 years ago, in the 1970's, polyester was appearing in stores everywhere, but could subject one to relentless teasing if one wore it amongst the wrong crowd. That polyester was rough and unforgiving, but modern new polyester is pretty good stuff. It's safe to wear. It's soft and lays well but being a plastic (petroleum product), it still causes static. Cotton is softer, with no static. ...Read more
No: But I do not think if you need a lubricant a hand lotion would work the best. ...Read more
Shouldn't happen: Most healthcare workers use hand lotion during the day because they wash their hands often, and their skin ends up dry. Latex gloves are more likely to be damaged by stronger solvents such as paint thinner, nail polish remover, gasoline, acetone, etc..., but hand lotion should not cause a problem (especially because each glove is used only for a short time). ...Read more
Acrylic nails aren't likely to harm your natural nails but can sometimes cause problems, such as an infection: If an acrylic nail is damaged or as your natural nails grow, a gap can develop between the acrylic nail and your natural nail. This gap provides a moist, warm environment in which a nail infection can flourish. A nail infection might also occur if acrylic nails are too long or rigid, or the nails are applied with unsanitary tools. It's also possible to have an allergic reaction to components of acrylic nails or their adhesives. Signs of a nail infection include redness, swelling and pus. If you choose to have acrylic nails applied in a salon, take steps to minimize the risks: Stick to salons that display a current state license, and work only with technicians also licensed by the state board. , Make sure your nail technician properly sterilizes all tools used during your treatment and washes his or her hands between customers. , Request a new nail file — or consider bringing your own — since nail files can't be sterilized. , Return to the salon every two to three weeks for maintenance. . If you apply acrylic nails at home, follow the safety precautions printed on the package. Work in a well-ventilated area, and protect the skin around your nails from the chemicals used during the application process. Consider removing your acrylic nails and letting your natural nails breathe every two to three months. If you suspect a nail infection, consult a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Can HIV be spread at nail salon or makeup counter (try on makeup)? Lip gloss and nail polish are liquid, so virus not exposed to air. Chapped lips?
No risk, no worries: It is probable that nobody in the world ever caught HIV from something like this. If you don't have unprotected sex with partners at risk, and do not share drug injection equipment with other persons, you will never be at risk. Don't worry about any other kind of exposures. ...Read more
Unlikely: If your fingers are otherwise normal, without cracks or open lesions, it is unlikely touching money will give you hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is usually transmitted from close personal contact as in toothbrush and razor sharing, needle sticks or other exposure to blood. There can be maternal to fetal transmission during delivery. ...Read more
Douche: Yes. You may have a problem with that. Finding an alternate may be difficult. If your symtoms are very mild or more theoretical than real you may be able to by with using this method. ...Read more
Bought some Dynarex Blue Nitrile gloves. Would these be safe to use while washing dishes or handling utensils? The pack says non-sterile. Thanks!
Absolutely: The gloves are to protect your hands when handling hot or dirty utensils. They do not have to be sterile. ...Read more
Emolient, dermanial: Dermanail or genedur can help brittle nails. Supplements with essential fatty acids and b vitamins can help skin and strengthen nails.Oral digestive enzymes are helpful for brittle nails especially in postmenopausal women.Topical for hands include cerave, hylatopic, eletone, and epiceram. ...Read more
Used gloves touched bare skin and lips when pulled pants up not sure if body fluids on gloves, slight cuts on skin licked lips HIV or hepatitis risk?
Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on that glove and it got into a cut, your mouth, vagina or anus, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more
Is washing my hands 4 times,wiping my hands with alcohol prep pads,using fingernail polish remover under my nails&hand sanitizer enough to kill sprem?
Acrylic yarn: I don't think there are associations between the two. ...Read more
I work in healthcare. My latex gloved hand accidentally went in a bedpan full of urine of an AIDS(not HIV) patient. Do I need to be worried? thanks!!
Don't worry;be happy: . . . Happy because you followed glove guidelines; gloves are effective barrier to HIV & other infections. Let me add: 1) even if not gloved, risk is low because very little virus in urine and your skin,if intact,is barrier too; 2) if there was contact through skin (real risk to you), post-exposure prophylaxis can be very effective but only if started IMMEDIATELY. If ?,tell super or HR immediately ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Certain dyes when combined with sweat can cause the dye to leak from the glove and stain your nail. I recommend you change to a different type of work glove and see if the nail clears (it will take about 3 months for the nail to grow out). If your nails continue to be discolored I recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Are nurses allowed to have fake nails while drawing blood? She didn't wear gloves, are there any chances she also reused the needle. Very sketchy.
No issue, but...: All blood sticks should be carried out with gloves for mutual protection. Fake nails are not the issue. As far as needle reuse, this would be malpractice of the highest order. I would complain. I doubt the needle would be reused. That would be stupidity of the highest order! ...Read more
Are nurses allowed to have fake nails while drawing blood? She also didn't wear gloves? Could she have also reused a needle? Ethical questions/concern
Yes: She cannot reuse a needle. The gloves are more for her protection. ...Read more
My friend died my hair with out gloves she says she feels a really bad burning sensation under her nails.. What can I do?
Shot my finger with a nail gun. went thru my glove into my finger. Not far but maybe hit Bone. There was little to no blood. It hurt, but I was able to work and move it for 45 min. Ate lunch n then it hurt more n swelled up and hurts to move it now?
Can be infection: You need to get an immediate evaluation. It could be an infection. ...Read more
Hi, went to a football game it was around 48 degree and my fingers were so cold my nails turned blue with gloves and my feet went numb and got heavy?
This may be raynaud's syndrome.: Raynaud's may cause vasoconstriction of the artery in response to cold. When it warms up you may have some discomfort as well. This can occur in response a cold or emotional stress. It may be a symptom of underlying connective tissue disease and warrants further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: OK to use.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Only if you have a latex allergy. ...Read more
Does aquacast liner contain latex? I have had this cast on for 2 weeks and have a week to go. Now my arm and hand are starting to burn and itch.
No: But I do not think if you need a lubricant a hand lotion would work the best. ...Read more
When i put hand support gloves on they feel a little wierd and they make my hand feel a little tingly, and i bought them to stop the tingling?
Too tight: Hi! Sounds like this pair of gloves are too tight (decreasing blood flow to the hands or affecting the nerves of the wrist/hands); I'd recommend going one size up if you can. best regards, Garrett Norvell, MD ...Read more
After doing a IV i had blood on gloves when i removed them i noticed there was blood on the inside out . Should i worry I have some cuts on hand?
Possibly: Possibly, but upon inspection did you see a cut on your hands? Usually, if you notice blood from inside the glove there's an obvious source or a reciprocal spot on your hands. ...Read more
When i first put the hand support gloves on my hand felt tight but now it feels ok, is that normal?
What causes a hand to swell after a fall? I fell and my hand is swollen like a boxing glove. Can't move it or touch it.
. Lady put on glove then used that hand to pull the biohazard trash can close to her. Then took my blood. Chances of getting diseases?
Not from this: She should have regloved for the aesthetics, but you need to stop worrying. The blood-drawing team gloves primarily to protect themselves and the next patient, rather than shield you from infection. Nothing entered your body that could have been contaminated. ...Read more
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