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Unread 03-03-2010, 12:46 AM
Nail polish??

So I read on here no nail polish on fingers or toes. Why???
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Unread 03-03-2010, 04:31 AM
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I had to do this for my tonsilectomy too. I think it has something to do with the oxygen thingy they put on your finger tip but I could be wrong...??
Unread 03-03-2010, 05:48 AM
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I knew about the no polish on the fingers. A lot can be told from the fingernail beds I believe. However, I went and got a pedicure just before the surgery. It felt great to pamper myself. The polish was not a problem at all in fact the hospital put booties on me prior to the surgery. My toes still look great and I am so happy I had them done.
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Unread 03-03-2010, 06:02 AM
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I asked at pre-op about artificial nails and nail polish and they said that they didn't have a problem with either one. I went and had them done for my occassion tomorrow. I guess it just depends on the hospital and the equipment---I don't know

I also asked about wearing lipstick into surgery---that is a no-no. I was ready to put on my bright red :0
Unread 03-03-2010, 08:14 AM
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A nice mani/pedi with clear nail polish is ok. I had one right before my two children;s deliveries. I remember hearing the dr say that i was the first lady who had a nice mani/pedi right before having a baby! As long as you dont use color it should not be a problem. I'm having my hair, a mani/pedi next thursday! Good luck!
Unread 03-03-2010, 10:29 AM
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Ask at your pre-op appt. I have had several surgery's at the same hospital and they always say no dark color on your finger nails but your toe nails are fine.....every hospital is different but for me I could not STAND the thought of my toes looking like "boy toes" so I asked and they said color was perfectly fine on my toes only.
Unread 03-03-2010, 12:22 PM
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Your nail bed is one of the first signs if something goes wrong, like with oxygen. They have more fancy equipment now but I wanted to be on the safe side (can not always count on technology) & have my nails clear for them just incase anything went wrong. Better safe than sorry.
Unread 03-03-2010, 07:55 PM
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Thanks, I was beginning to think I was being vain because I keep thinking how I will look coming out of surgery and having visitors in the hospital if I see my nails done I'll be able to somewhat fool myself. Co- workers are already commenting on how they can't wait to see me coordinate with the hospital gown. lol
Unread 03-03-2010, 09:12 PM
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I work in a nursing home, and when some of our female residents are ill the nurses don't like us to paint their nails. They can press down on a person's finger and watch how fast the capillary refill is (blood rushing back) and that tells them something... though don't ask me what, LOL!

I was told only clear or very light colored nail polish for both fingers and toes for my surgery. Works for me, as that's usually all I wear anyway.
Unread 03-03-2010, 09:12 PM
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I didn't want visitors. I needed all the medication to get out of my body before I really wanted to see anyone. So it may not be an issue at all for you. Just a thought.

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