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Doctor insights on: Safe Nail Polish

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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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Is it safe to use nail polish on your hands?

Is it safe to use nail polish on your hands?

YES, but...: Why would you? It is designed for use on nails and doesn't feel so good on the hands. Sort of like superglue, only not so nasty that it sticks you to yourself. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply nail polish to my 9 month old daughter's toe?

Is it safe to apply nail polish to my 9 month old daughter's toe?

Not necessary: Probable won't but remember kids can put their toes in their mouth. ...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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Is nail polish safe to use? Any danger of lead poisoning or toxic substance?

Is nail polish safe to use? Any danger of lead poisoning or toxic substance?

Nail polish: I don't believe there is any problem with led. However, some nail polishes may contain formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate which are highly toxic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish while pregnant?

Is it safe to use nail polish while pregnant?

Yes: It is fine to get your nails done or do them at home. Be sure to be in a well ventilated area with lots of air movement so the fumes aren't overwhelming. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish while 30 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to use nail polish while 30 weeks pregnant?

Safe.: Painting your nails is not going to affect a pregnancy, whether you are 3 weeks along or 30 weeks along. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Is UV gel nail polish safe in pregnancy?

Is UV gel nail polish safe in pregnancy?

Nail polish: I do not know what UV gel is but in general there are no restrictions on nail polish in pregnancy ...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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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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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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My wife's mouth tastes like nail polish?

My wife's mouth tastes like nail polish?

Is she diabetic?: Usually seen in Diabetic ketoacidosis, when ones blood sugar is very high. Is dangerous and can result in DKA comas. Suggest see GP
or ER immediately. ...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?

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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