Re: Nair to soften nails
Lee Luna's Histpathology text gives the directions for using Nair to soften
nails. It is an excellent resource book to have in your professional library.
Sharon Osborn, San Francisco.
Cheri Carver wrote:
> I have used RDO (Rapid Bone Decalcifier for the preparation of Histological
> Materials) for several years to soften nails. After processing and
> embedding, face off block and place in RDO for 5-10 minutes, rinse block in
> cold water and cool on cold plate or ice water. Sections ribbon off the
> knife easily.
> We order RDO from IMEB,Inc. 1-800-543-8496
> Hope this is helpful.
> Cheri Carver HT (ASCP)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich, Nina J Ms WACH [mailto:Nina.Rich@se.amedd.army.mil]
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 7:23 AM
> To: Histonet (E-mail)
> Subject: Nair to soften nails
> I would like to know if anyone has had any experience using Nair to soften
> toenails and fingenails. I know I have heard of using this before but am not
> sure of the details.
> Do you just mix a little Nair in water or use it full strength? And how
> long do you leave it soaking? Has anyone had any other experience using
> something else to soften nails? We will be doing fungus stains on these
> specimens as well. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Jean
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