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Nail Polish Remover Medication
Not a good idea.: I appreciate your desire to be ridded of head lice; but nail polish remover contains acetone--not a recommended product for use on hair. Many newer medications for head lice are now available by prescription that are superior to otc products. If you have already used otc--and failed--then call your doctor and request one of the newer rxs. You'll be thankful you did! ...Read more
Poison Control: This is a question for poison control. If you call 1-800-222-1222 they will connect you with your local poison control and help you. ...Read more
Orange: Yes, it can certainly be from that. Try to avoid colored nail polish till they grow out ...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
Is it safe to have my one year old daughter around fumes like.... Nail polish, nail polish remover etc.
No: Nail polish remover is toxic. Putting it near the mouth or nose is bad idea. ...Read more
If nail polish remover with acetone in it got onto my skin but I rinsed it off with water afterward, will there be any negative effects on me?
No worries: Have never seen anyone use nail polish remover without getting some of the remover onto the skin... so there shouldn't be any problem with that skin contact, as along as the remover is generally being used properly. Acetone does damage most plastics, so one should be careful where she works on her nails. ...Read more
I accidentally used nail polish remover 2 take off my eye makeup instead of makeup remover. I immediately noticed&flushed for 10 min. Will my eye b ok?
I paint my nails a lot, so use nail polish remover once a week (roughly) could this be why my finger nails are slightly orange towards the tips?
The chemical in nail polish remover, acetone, is likely affecting your nails.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Acetone (nail polish remover) burn on fingers, 3 days ago. Blisters on fingers turning white, leathery texture. How many days for complete recovery?
Week or so : Keep it clean so there is no infection ...Read more
I spilled nail polish remover in-between my legs and it quickly hit my vagina because I was on a leather couch in underwear. What should I expect?
May burn: Wash the affected area with lots of water. It may cause irritation but the sooner all the affected area is cleansed of from the irritants, the sooner you can expect everything to return to normal ...Read more
I'm anemic and I have to smell perfume or hand sanitizer like almost every day. I use to smell nail polish & remover but I stopped because I don't like the smell anymore. What can I do to stop!?
See your doc. : Anemia and the associated deficiencies that may be present can stimulate the quirky cravings of taste and smell that you describe. The real issue is normalizing red blood cell levels, and therefore improving oxygen delivery to your tissues. Get a complete evaluation by your PCP, with a hematologist if complex. ...Read more
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 more
Death: "Huffing" can cause fatal cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. ...Read more
If nail polish is hazardous as most doctors claim, how often should I apply it without taking the risk?
0....: Your nails are beautiful......in the natural form. ...Read more
Why do my nails hurt (feel like they got hit with a hammer!) after I take off nail polish after having worn it a few days? Takes a few hrs to kick in.
Irritant?: If your nails only hurt after you removed the polish, I would suspect that remover is irritating them. ...Read more
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
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
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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