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Manicure (Overview)

During pregnancy, you may do all your normal activities, including normal nail care. There is a small concern of exposure to solvents used in nail polish remover, however, so women may wish to minimize or avoid entirely the use of nail polish remover solvents.


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I got a manicure and my skin was cut, i now have a growth that that sometimes bleeds if i aggregate it. It also appears to get larger if injured.

I got a manicure and my skin was cut, i now have a growth that that sometimes bleeds if i aggregate it.  It also appears to get larger if injured.

Pyogenic granuloma: Although i cannot be sure without examining you it sounds like you might have one. These can be induced by trauma, and frequently bleed. You should see a dermatologist regarding this. ...Read more

Manicure (Overview)

During pregnancy, you may do all your normal activities, including normal nail care. There is a small concern of exposure to solvents used in nail polish remover, however, so women may wish to minimize or avoid entirely the use of nail polish remover solvents.


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Can I give manicures while pregnant?

Can I give manicures while pregnant?

Yes: The only problems with manicures are the chemical fumes. Just make sure that the area in which you are working is well-ventilated. If you start feeling headachy or dizzy, go get some fresh air. ...Read more

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What does a manicure infection look like?

What does a manicure infection look like?

Paronychia: You are probably thinking about paronychia. Wikipedia has a good picture: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/paronychia. ...Read more

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Can I have a shellac manicure while im pregnant?

Can I have a shellac manicure while im pregnant?

Yes: There is no harm in having a manicure or in the use of these products - there is no absorption of anything through the nails themselves. The only problem might be an intolerance of the fumes, so you could ask for a small fan to direct the fumes away from your face. ...Read more

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What are some medical conditions should I be concerned about before i get a manicure or pedicure?

What are some medical conditions should I be concerned about before i get a manicure or pedicure?

Clean Instruments: If the instruments used are not yours, you should make sure that they are properly cleaned prior to use. It is possible that dirty instruments could spread bacteria and cause bacterial and fungal infections from person to person. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a manicure done while i'm pregnant?

Yes.: Overall, it is safe to have a manicure during pregnancy. Smells of the salon may be annoying, make you sick, give you a headache. Some nail polishes may not be safe, especially if they contain phthalate, or if any products are used that contain toluene or formaldehyde. also make sure the tools are sterilized appropriately or the manicurist uses disposable one-time tools. Better do it at home. ...Read more

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Can i get polio if I do a manicure on someone who is 67 and has had it most of her life?

Can i get polio if I do a manicure on someone who is 67 and has had it most of her life?

No: Polio is a long term problem, but is only contageous long before it develops. The problem occurs weeks/months after a viral illness, that produces contageous particles in the poo. That illness and the contageous period stops within weeks, often before the first signs of paralysis occur.Neither you or anybody around you are at risk providing a service to this lady. ...Read more

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At 39 weeks it safe to get a pedicure and a manicure ?

At 39 weeks it safe to get a pedicure and a manicure ?

Mani/Pedi in preg: Is anything proven to be safe during pregnancy? While nothing in life is 100% safe, i think that if you takd precautions to avoid prolonged exposure to fumes, you should be ok to have a mani/pedi during pregnancy. Let's face it: you want to make yourself look and feel pretty during that grueling last month of pregnancy! ...Read more