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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

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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. ...Read more


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Do people who work in those mall nail salons get sick from the fumes?

Do people who work in those mall nail salons get sick from the fumes?

Not studied: Nail salon atmospheres are full of organic chemical fumes and one would think that the workers have a continuous exposure which probably is dangerous in the long run. Ventilation in my experience is poor which contributes to this. I also feel that tsa workers are exposed continuously to radiation from their close proximity to x-ray machines which are unchecked after they are put in place. ...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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Did some yard work, and I picked up a rusty can. But on top of my finger I had a cut from biting my nail. Can I get tetanus from this?

Did some yard work, and I picked up a rusty can. But on top of my finger I had a cut from biting my nail. Can I get tetanus from this?

Not likely: tetanus is caused by dirty part puncturing your skin. Today's tetanus booster contains some whooping cough protection, so if you love any babies and haven't had a booster, consider updating your immunization status.(babies can die from whooping cough) ...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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