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Had a pedicure over 20 years ago. Within 6 months all 10 nails came off completely on the same day. The nails have only just begun to improve is this ?

Had a pedicure over 20 years ago. Within 6 months all 10 nails came off completely on the same day. The nails have only just begun to improve is this ?

Onychomadesis: Onychomadesis is the separation and falling off of a nail from the nail bed.Common causes include localized infection, minor injury to the matrix bed, or severe systemic illness. It is sometimes a side effect of chemotherapy or x-ray treatments for cancer. A new nail plate will form once the cause of the disease is removed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pedicure at the nail salon?

Is it safe to get pedicure at the nail salon?

Sort of: Some (not all) nail salons cut corners, and in doing so, spread infections from one customer to the next. For example, they are required in most states to use emery boards only once and throw them away, but many reuse them. Many salons don't sterilize their instruments properly. A wise precaution is to buy your own nail instruments and bring them with you each time you go to the salon. ...Read more

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Hello! I have to pedicure someone who has infection on his nail..It's totally black from fungus what I should put in the nail?

Hello! I have to pedicure someone who has infection on his nail..It's totally black from fungus what I should put in the nail?

Nail Fungus: Purnail is a non-prescription topical toenail fungus treatment containing 10% undecylinc acid. It is safe for treatment on all types of nail fungus. Most users find that purnail is an effective treatment for their nail fungus. However, one treatment will not be enough. ...Read more

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I got pedicure in the mall from advertisement lady,she cut my nail fold and I bled , then she applied antiseptic to my finger im worried frm hepatitis?

I got pedicure in the mall from advertisement lady,she cut my nail fold and I bled , then she applied antiseptic to my finger im worried frm hepatitis?

Pedicure hepatitis: If you are concerned about hepatitis, I would follow up with a family physician and have him obtain blood tests. A comprehensive hepatitis panel and additional liver function tests should put your mind at ease. If a patient is acutely affected with hepatiits, he may develop nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain as well as appear excessively weak. The whites of his eyes may also look yellow. ...Read more

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I have a small black spot that appeared after a pedicure under my big toe nail, what could this be?

I have a small black spot that appeared after a pedicure under my big toe nail, what could this be?

Hematoma : Probably a small collection of blood underneath your nail.nothing to worry about. Bigger ones will 'move' toward the periphery of your nail as your nail grows... Then u can cut it off w/ your nail clipper!! ...Read more