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Doctor insights on: We Use Latex Gloves At Work And My Nails Get Damaged How Can I Strengthen Them

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We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

We use latex gloves at work and my nails get damaged. How can I strengthen them?

Biotin: Does not sound like a latex allergy. So I would recommend using hand moisturizer at work - there are some specifically made for glove wearers. Also taking biotin daily like in a hair, skin and nail formula vitamin from a health food store can help too! ...Read more

Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. 3. Latex ...Read more


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Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?

Brittle nails get dirty always even wen kept short&even w/light work. No c curve. Are their being thin make dirt attach to them easily? Options?

Rough dirty nails: The roughness more then the brittleness of the nails is probably why they are collecting dirt. Ensure that you are getting adequate protein in your diet, and eat gelatin to help thicken your nails.
In the short run, use a thick lotion or petrolatum on your fingertips to fill in the gaps and prevent accumulation of dirt prior to working in soiled environments. ...Read more

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I have terry nails, fatigue and hair loss. I'm only 26, don't drink or take meds/drugs. Is this likely due to bad diet or should I get blood work done?

I have terry nails, fatigue and hair loss. I'm only 26, don't drink or take meds/drugs. Is this likely due to bad diet or should I get blood work done?

Terry?: I am not sure what terry nails are, but you could be describing some symptoms of low thyroid. I recommend a blood test to rule this out. ...Read more

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What can I do to get stronger nails?

What can I do to get stronger nails?

Try biotin: This is a supplement which supposedly makes skin, hair and nails stronger. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my nails naturally?

How can I strengthen my nails naturally?

Try Biotin: Try taking biotin 3-5000 ug daily. Silica supplements may help also. Finally, be sure not to disturb your cuticle and avoid harsh chemicals. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for strengthening nails?

Hard as Nails: There is a product called "Hard as Nails" that helps to strengthen them. You can also use clear coat acrylic nail polish which will help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my nails to grow stronger and faster?

Stronger Nails: Apply prescription Genadur to your nails once a day and take Biotin 2.5mg per day to strengthen and grow your nails. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from the dirt that accumulates under your nails?

What diseases can you get from the dirt that accumulates under your nails?

Lots: Like rhinoviruses, noroviruses & fungi. See: https://mic. Com/articles/134421/here-s-all-the-disgusting-stuff-that-grows-under-your-nails-when-you-don-t-wash-your-hands#.AhGC4ucSW ...Read more

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I've bitten my nails all my life, how can I get them to look healthy again?

I've bitten my nails all my life, how can I get them to look healthy again?

Here's an idea: I believe this is mostly genetic. This is a behavior that's hard to alter. There are even animal models for preferring to keep your nails very short. Rather than try to have "beautiful nails" like somebody in hollywood, clip them short every day. If anyone asks, "personal preference"; I suspect it's more hygienic. ...Read more

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Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

Can I get a fungus wearing acrylic nails?

Indeed: Acrylic nails starve the "real" nail surface of oxygen which encourages fungal growth. Also, as the nails separate over time, moisture can seep underneath them increasing fungal growth. Be sure that at each "redo, " you have a complete clean up and disinfection. Be sure your technician only uses one file per client. Ask that your tech keep your stuff separate from other tools and materials. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

What diseases can you get from biting your nails?

When biting nails: There may be injury to surrounding skin/ tissue which creates a portal for many types of infections. I know that if you bite your nails when you have strep throat - it can spread there. I know, I did it once. ...Read more

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I bite my nails at work because of stressed. Is this safe?

I bite my nails at work because of stressed. Is this safe?

Beware the Biting: Chronic nail biting can increase your risk of infections, not only at the fingertips but in your oral cavity and systemically. At work especially you are touching keyboards, doorknobs, etc. Which coworkers may also have handled. Infections such as cold sores, mouth ulcers, warts and other viral illness may be contracted. Lastly, biting can lead to nail discoloration and deformity over time. ...Read more

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Do bulimics get blue nails?

Do bulimics get blue nails?

Blue nails: Blue nails, or more formally azure lunula, are characterized by a blue discoloration of the lunulae, seen in argyria and cases of hepatolenticular degeneration (wilson's disease), also having been reported in hemoglobin m disease and hereditary acrolabial telangiectases.
In wilson's disease the blue color involves the lunula (most intense pigmentation) and fades proximally. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of these lines or ridges going up an down on my nails?

How to get rid of these lines or ridges going up an down on my nails?

May or may not: Be able to. Vertical nail ridges can result from differing cell turnover in the nail which can occur with aging. It is a common occurrence. Vertical ridges with nails that are brittle or splitting may be related to lichen planus, anemia or hypothyroidism. Changes in color or horizontal ridges may be related to possible medical problems.
Your dermatologist can help to determine cause. ...Read more

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Why do you get ingrown toe nails?

Why do you get ingrown toe nails?

Many reasons: It could be from injury it could be from cutting your nails incorrectly, it could be from tight socks or tight shoes. ...Read more

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How to strengthen the skin under my nails?

How to strengthen the skin under my nails?

STRENGTHEN SKIN NAIL: I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY METHOD TO "STRENGTHEN" THE SKIN UNDER THE NAILS.
SORRY. . . ...Read more