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We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

Biotin: Does not sound like a latex allergy. So i would recommend using hand moisturizer at work - there are some specifically made for glove wearers. Also taking biotin daily like in a hair, skin and nail formula vitamin from a health food store can help too! ...Read more

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Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. ...Read more


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Could working gloves change your nail color?

Could working gloves change your nail color?

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

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Can wearing plastic gloves ruin your nails?

Can wearing plastic gloves ruin your nails?

Nail damage: Gloves will not hurt your nails unless very tight and you may get pressure chamges or unless you are allergic to the gloves. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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Black strips on nails?

Black strips: Splinter hemorhages are the most common then followed by melanonychia. ...Read more

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How fast do nails grow?

How fast do nails grow?

3-12 months: Fingernails typically grow out completely in 3-6 months and toenails in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more