Pedicure Infections

What is Pedicure?

Pedicures are a great way to improve the overall appearance of the feet, and their nails. It usually is a manicure for your feet. It is also the care of the feet together with toenails. It is very helpful because it can help prevent nail disease and nail disorders.

The pedicures consist of different parts such as:

  • Filing
  • Buffing – shaping your nails
  • Polishing the nails
  • Cleansing the nails – involves wash nails in finger bath with warm water

Pedicure Risks

Pedicure can lead to serious skin infections. The infection stems from the spread of the nontuberculous mycobacterium, a microbe that causes painful open sores that have forced some women in years past to undergo reconstructive surgery to hide the scars

Symptoms of a Mycobacterium Fortuitum Infection?

The most common symptoms of a mycobacterium infection are the boils that often start out looking like a spider bite but gradually grow in size, ultimately producing pus.

Can a Mycobacterium Fortuitum Infection be treated?

The Mycobacterium Fortuitum Infection can be treated with antibiotics and the boils will heal on their own. Treatment procedure may require several days or weeks to complete. With the type of severity treatment may include multiple rounds of antibiotics usually lasting up to several months.

A Safe Pedicure?
A safety pedicure rules includes the following:

  • Always sanitize your hands before you start
  • Keep all containers covered and labeled
  • Keep hands dry when handling containers
  • Avoid dropping sharp implements
  • Dull sharp edges with emery board
  • Do not file nails too deeply
  • Avoid excessive friction when nail buffing
  • If the footbath basin looks dirty, ask your pedicurist to wash and disinfect the footbath and the metal equipment.