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Doctor insights on: Minimize Use Of Nail Polish And Removers

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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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Need tips on a quick way for drying nail polish?

Need tips on a quick way for drying nail polish?

Nail polish: This question would probably be better suited for a beautician (vice a physician). ...Read more

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Are there safer alternatives to nail polish remover?

Are there safer alternatives to nail polish remover?

Nail polish: Acetone free nail polish removers exist that may be less noxious also there are buffing systems that shine up the nails so you don't need to use nail polish. ...Read more

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Would white nail polish turn teeth white as well?

Would white nail polish turn teeth white as well?

No: White nail polish is not formulated for oral use. It will not adhere in a moist environment, it is toxic, and it can damage your oral soft tissue . Do not use in oral environment. Your local dentist will know best what is clinically right for your teeth. Many dentists have a 'no charge' consult. Take care... ...Read more

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Can nail polish destroy toenails?

Can nail polish destroy toenails?

Not the good polish: An underlying nail fungus is usually the culprit, and using nail polish may exacerbate the fungus. Most good polishes will not harm the nails, and in fact can act as a protectant. ...Read more

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Will die if we drank nail polish remover?

Nail polish remover: Depends on the quantity. A little can make you very sick. A lot can kill you. Really bad idea to drink it. ...Read more

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Could you have lead poisoning from nail polish?

Could you have lead poisoning from nail polish?

No: There are potentially toxic materials in SOME nail polishes, toluene, formaldehyde and DBP. The industry has been moving away from these chemicals and coming up with non toxic formulations. Nail polish manufactured in the United States does not have lead. There has been lead found in polish from Taiwan. ...Read more

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Is it okay to swallow some dried nail polish bits?

Is it okay to swallow some dried nail polish bits?

Swallowing dried: nail polish is not good. If you do a tiny bit by accident no worries. If you have a habit of doing that you can poison yourself. That habit may be some OCD that you need treatment for. Start w/a visit to your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What would happen my tongue jut the tip touch nail polish?

What would happen my tongue jut the tip touch nail polish?

Bad taste: You should not ingest finger nail polish, but touching with tongue may cause bad taste and a colorful tongue. ...Read more

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Is it pica, or is it normal to crave nail polish, paint or permanent markers?

Is it pica, or is it normal to crave nail polish, paint or permanent markers?

Possibly Pica: I am not sure from your question, but when you use the word "crave" to indicate that you ingest these items, then pica is a definite possibility. However, if you are saying that you "crave" these odors, then you are not referring to pica. Problems with pica requires the actual ingestion of items that would be considered inedible. If you are doing this, then it would be important to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I sometimes get this overwhelming urge to sniff nail polish. What is the reason behind this?

I sometimes get this overwhelming urge to sniff nail polish. What is the reason behind this?

Our brains seek: Our brains are always seeking pleasure. Your body feels that sniffing nail polish is pleasurable so you want to do it. ...Read more

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