From St. Louis, Missouri, USA:
My 18 year old daughter who has poorly controlled type 1 diabetes (hemoglobin A1c: 11.2 - 12.0 % for the past year) wants to get fake fingernails done in a salon, and I am wondering if she should do this. I know they use glue to put them on, and it seems like it could cause a fungus infection.
Those nails can increase the risk of infections in the fingers, especially when they are used for a very long period of time.
Original posting 8 Apr 2003
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:44
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