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Is Acrylic nail dust dangerous? After filing my nails, there was dust from it & I smelled that strong smell that occurs in the salon. Should I worry?
Yes : Any chemical or plastic product is harmful to breathe eat or inhale ...Read more
I had a very small minor cut about 1/4 inch from a rusty paper clip. A tiny piece of black dust got stuck in it overnight . Do I need a tetanus shot?
Bottom near the cuticle is a yellowish color and the nail by the cuticle is breaking off. What could I do at home?
Nail Discoloration: Nail discoloration, in which the nails appear white, yellow, or greenish, can result from different infections and conditions of the skin. In about 50% of cases, discolored nails are a result of infections with common fungi that can be found in the air, dust, and soil. There are many species of fungi that can affect nails. By far the most common, however, is called trichophyton rubrum. ...Read more
3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?
Can rust/burnt food from baking pans and a griddle give you tetanus?I think a piece of rust/burnt food got in my finger.got it out with nail clipper.
Not directly: The issue for tetanus is not the agent that caused a wound in your skin. (although some are more likely than others) The problem is the tetanus spores that can be present in the dust, dirt, environment anywhere and use any open cut to get in and cause tetanus. If you have not had a booster within 10 years it is reasonable to get one soon. ...Read more
Slightly thick/crumbly little toe nail.? There is no pain..? What can it be? What can be basic preventive/cure to get it back to normal?
Tetanus shot: Good questions. However, people have no clue that tetanus is not transmitted through the dust in your mouth, nose or face. If you got a deep puncture wound from the nail, screw or a like and hadn't been vaccinated, then you need to be concerned. If still concerned call your PCP for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How important is tetnus shot i stepped on a nail it punctued. No blood but foot hurts also I have a chemical burn frm house hld cleaner best OTC cream?
GI tract: Dust that gets into your mouth and is swallowed is eliminated by normal GI tract motility and digestion. Dust that you inhale will be trapped by the lining of the breathing tubes and is carried towards the pharynx by constant ciliary action from where it is swallowed and eliminated by the GI tract. The eye flushes dust into the throat by tear and lid action and the nose has flushing action also. ...Read more
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