How to Avoid Infection From a Nail Salon Pedicure



Are Manicures and Pedicures Dangerous?

By Dr. Sandy
May 9, 2008
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Reader Question: Is it really dangerous to get a manicure or pedicure if you have a few small cuts on your hands or feet? What's your real risk of infection?

Your safest bet is to hold off on your manicure or pedicure until your cuts have healed. Also, don't shave your legs on the day you're getting a pedicure. You may get tiny nicks that can increase your chances of picking up an infection. Also remember not to pick your cuticles or let the manicurist cut them: Both can cause irritation, which makes it easier for an infection to develop.

Before you get your nails done, be sure to check out the salon. In addition to being clean, they should sterilize the instruments after each client. An even safer bet is to bring your own tools.

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