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Manicure And Pedicure Products
Inadequate evidence: These are not fda regulated products so you must rely on the claims of the manufacturer, testimonials and your own experience. Being earth friendly or natural does not necessarily mean nontoxic. Insecticides have been used to remove nail polish. Use with caution all products with possibly unknown ingredients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cosmetic Help: Pedicures are meant to make our feet feel good and our nails look pretty. Nail polish can mask the true appearance of nails infected with fungus, but do not prevent or slow down the infectious process. Pedicurist soak the feet and debrides the callus, this will temporarily alleviate pain and improve the appearance of the foot, but not fix the underlying cause of the callus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Softening creams: Urea 40% cream or Ammonium Lactate Cream are both very good at softening painful corns and callouses. These can be found over the counter, although it's usually easier to get a prescription. They don't necessarily remove the corns, because they are caused by pressure. Pumice stone and offloading the area with orthotics or wider shoes help. Surgical correction is also sometimes necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to disinfect electric beard trimmer, comb, nail clipper and scissors to disinfect the bacteria from folliculitis? I cant afford expensive chemical
Below: comb, nail clipper and scissors should be washed, dried and then soaked in alcohol for 1/2 hour. The electric beard trimmer: if possible remove the head and do the same procedure as above. If not removable, clean as good as possible, then use a Qtip and dab the head with alcohol. ...Read more
Is it enough to clean my grooming tools(nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?
Do a bit better: Please wash your utensils with soap and water and then soak in alcohol. It is preferable to get the sanitazion formulas from a beauty equipment store and after thoroughly cleaning soaking in that liquid. Do not share utensils with others. Fungal infections come from this behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends,,: This appears to be a vitamin supplement drink with biotin in it for hair and nails. It does come with warnings, so if you pay attention to them it may be OK but if you have any adverse reactions you should stop and you should not have too much alcohol in any case. In fact, if you have not used this before it is best to see your doctor before using it or alcohol at all. Good luck! ...Read more
Cuticles easily dry up and peel up creating painful flaps of skin. I don't bite my nails, i moisturize, and I use cuticle oils. Any opinions/solutions?
React 2 cuticle oil: Read the ingredients of the cuticle oil, and see what is in it to make sure that you aren't reacting to the actual oil but you're using on your cuticles. Are you want to use something that's more natural, non-toxic, and less chemical. So that your cuticle can remain supple. I'm also using natural oils like raw, coconut oil may be a better choice. Also, making sure that you get enough omega three and sixes in your diet. ...Read more
It will be difficult: to determine the nature of your discoloration without actually examining you. Potentially this could be a metabolic or digestive issue. I would suggest you see a health care provider for an evaluation and examination in order to approach a diagnosis for you. ...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
Small cut @ salon from nail file. Cleaned it w/ soap and water. Nail tech put some sort of glue on it. Not sure about sanitation conditions. Hep risk?
Unlikely: It is possible to transmit infections through a cut but unlikely to come from a nail file unless it had another persons blood on it. You did the best thing which was to wash with soap and water. Anything is possible but it would be highly unlikely for you to have contracted an infection from this event. ...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
Can you get HIV from dried up blood under nails even if you washed your hands multiple time used alcohol pads And hand sanitizer?
Not likely: You really can get the definative answer by getting the appropriate blood test at one of the major hospitals. You live in Baltimore, so go to Johns Hopkins and they can see you there. If money is an issue volunteer to donate blood and if your blood is not accepted ask why and they will tell you if you are HIV + ...Read more
Yes: Yes it should grow back.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Nail polish remover is toxic. Putting it near the mouth or nose is bad idea. ...Read more
No: You need an antimycotic like Jublia (efinaconazole) ...Read more