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Question:

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.

Answer:

Those nails can increase the risk of infections in the fingers, especially when they are used for a very long period of time.

MSB

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Original posting 8 Apr 2003
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