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Doctor insights on: Nail Polish Remover Side Effects

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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?

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

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I spilled a lot of nail polish remover on myself. Should I be concerned?

I spilled a lot of nail polish remover on myself. Should I be concerned?

Nail polish remover: Is it an acetone or a non-acetone nail polish remover? Acetone is a little more toxic. But - I would just wash the area with soap and warm water. Will likely not cause any problems. Take care. ...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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Does nail polish remover kill headlice?

Does nail polish remover kill headlice?

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

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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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Could non acetone nail polish remover kill me, if I drank some of it?

Could non acetone nail polish remover kill me, if I drank some of it?

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

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Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Use lice product: Why don't you use a known lice treatment that is available at any pharmacy? There are several that are proven lice killers, with the instructions included for best results. ...Read more

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My fingernails are orange, What would that be from, could it be the finger nail polish remover?

My fingernails are orange, What would that be from, could it be the finger nail polish remover?

Orange: Yes, it can certainly be from that. Try to avoid colored nail polish till they grow out ...Read more

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I have orange tips of my nails and I'm 18, not diabetic and do not use nail polish remover?

I have orange tips of my nails and I'm 18, not diabetic and do not use nail polish remover?

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

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Is it safe to have my one year old daughter around fumes like....Nail polish, nail polish remover etc.

Is it safe to have my one year old daughter around fumes like....Nail polish, nail polish remover etc.

Best to be safe.: I would try to keep children away from as many types of fumes as possible. They can irritate the linings of the nose and lungs and are often allergenic to young children. ...Read more

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Does finger nail polish remover cause numbness to your fingertips?

Does finger nail polish remover cause numbness to your fingertips?

Unlikely: Polish remover is acetone based and dries the skin and should not cause numbness only dryness. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish remover on an open bed sore to prevent pus from coming out?

Is it safe to use nail polish remover on an open bed sore to prevent pus from coming out?

No it is not: Pressure sores can be treated with many things, but nail polish remover is not one of them. A pressure sore that has pus draining from it needs to be evaluated by a physician familiar with pressure sore care.

Get medical care now. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Likely: The chemical in nail polish remover, acetone, is likely affecting your nails.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm anemic and I have to smell perfume or hand sanitizer like almost everyday. I use to smell nail polish & remover but I stopped because I don't like the smell anymore. What can I do to stop!?

I'm anemic and I have to smell perfume or hand sanitizer like almost everyday. 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

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What is the side effect of using nail polish to remove skin tag?

What is the side effect of using nail polish to remove skin tag?

Say what?: I have never hear do nail polish for a skin tag and don't recommend it. ...Read more

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Natures bounty hair skin and nails, are there any side effects?

Natures bounty hair skin and nails, are there any side effects?

As with any: Supplement there are always listed side effects. Read the label and make sure its the right supplement for you. I recommend supplements in my office every day so perhaps see a nutritionist or a derm that may help you find the best supplements for you. If you take them it does take typically 6 months to see any results on hair and nails. ...Read more

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What's the negative side effects of taking "it works hair, skin and nails"?

What's the negative side effects of taking "it works hair, skin and nails"?

Check out: This Livestrong article "The Side Effects of Hair, Nail & Skin Tablets With Biotin" http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/486702-the-side-effects-of-hair-nail-skin-tablets-with-biotin/ ...Read more

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If someone is constantly chewing their nails and swallowing them. Is there any long term side effects from swallowing the nails?

If someone is constantly chewing their nails and swallowing them. Is there any long term side effects from swallowing the nails?

No: The stomach just digests whatever is eaten, so the little bits of nails won't bother the tummy at all, even if nail pieces are tougher to digest than other foods. ...Read more

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Are earth-friendly nail polish removers gentle enough to not weaken my nails?

Are earth-friendly nail polish removers gentle enough to not weaken my nails?

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

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I've read about a hair/skin/nail supplement called Biosil, which contains choline and silicon. Is it safe? Are there any risks/potential side effects?

Biosil: I've read about a hair/skin/nail supplement called Biosil, which contains choline and silicon. Is it safe? Are there any risks/potential side effects? ANS: this is a supplement & there is no control of what they put in it. They do not need to show that is its safe or does what it says it will do. Beware. Spend your money for other things and eat a balanced diet get book ISBN 9780743410076 ...Read more

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A wart on my right thumb. I just pluck it with finger nails when it grows. How to remove permanently? What are side effects of letting it be & not remov

A wart on my right thumb. I just pluck it with finger nails when it grows. How to remove permanently? What are side effects of letting it be & not remov

Over the counter: You may try any over the counter wart remedy. Letting it be may cause pain because of the wart getting compressed with normal use of the hand. ...Read more

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There is a supplement calld hair skin nails by CVS. Can I take 4 pills a day. Does it interact with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and metformin my meds. Wat side effects?

There is a supplement calld hair skin nails by CVS. Can I take 4 pills a day. Does it interact with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and metformin my meds. Wat side effects?

Need to know all: Ingredients to see if any of them interact. Take the bottle to the doctor prescribing your medications and have them check for you. ...Read more

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Just started on synthroid (thyroxine) (finally!!!) how long before symptoms improve (cold intolerance, brittle nails, hair falling out, constipation? What side effects should I watch for or expect? How long before dose increase?

Just started on synthroid (thyroxine) (finally!!!) how long before symptoms improve (cold intolerance, brittle nails, hair falling out, constipation? What side effects should I watch for or expect? How long before dose increase?

I usually advise: My thyroid patients that it may be SEVERAl WEEKS for them to notice a "difference" and THAT is when I re-check the tests at 2 weeks to begin with!
The "cold intolerance " is usually the first to "respond"
BE PATIENT!!! It may take several visits before your problem is "sorted out" Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...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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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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Could a single, accidental whiff of nail polish that is then immediately thereafter coughed out cause any harm?

Could a single, accidental whiff of nail polish that is then immediately thereafter coughed out cause any harm?

I doubt it: Most nail polish now does not contain formaldehyde. It would be unlikely that you inhaled much if anything taking one whiff, but if you are not feeling well I would check with your doctor ...Read more

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I painted my toes and don't know how far along I am didn't know it could be harmful should I remove the nail polish?

I painted my toes and don't know how far along I am didn't know it could be harmful should I remove the nail polish?

Nail Polish: There have been no reported incidents of any adverse effects on the outcome of a healthy pregnancy due to manicures or pedicures. But fda reports show that chemicals in nail polish can cause rashes, and poisoning if ingested. ...Read more