An in vivo determination of the human nail plate pH

Murdan, S., Equizi, G. and Goriparthi, G. (2010) An in vivo determination of the human nail plate pH. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 62 (10). pp. 1246-1247.

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Abstract

The in vivo pH of healthy finger and toenail plates, measured using a skin pH metre, was 5.1 (+/-0.6) and 5.4 (+/-0.8) respectively. Toenail pH was higher than that of fingernail, while the subject's gender and age, hand/foot side (right or left) had no influence on pH. Handwashing increased nailplate pH, although the increase was not sustained with time. Tape stripping of the nail plate showed a slightly lower pH inside the nail plate compared to its surface.

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Departments, units and centres:Department of Pharmaceutics > Department of Pharmaceutics
ID Code:1940
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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