Are Pedicures Safe?
Have you ever wondered if you should get a pedicure? If it is safe to get one? If there are certain things you should or should not do? If you have ever wondered about any of these questions, keep on reading!
Generally, pedicures can be safe and give you really pretty toenails! However, there are some precautions to take to ensure you do not get an infection or an ingrown toenail.
Try to follow these guidelines if you are interested in getting a pedicure:
- Choose a place that you know has good hygienic habits, sterilizes their equipment between clients, and cleans the facility on a regular basis.
- Try to request the first appointment of the day as this is when all the equipment is probably the cleanest.
- Ask your pedicurist to cut your nails straight across and not curve into the grooves of your nails.
- Do not let your pedicurist cut your cuticles. Your cuticles act as a natural barrier to unwanted bacteria. If you allow your pedicurist to cut your cuticles, this will put you at a higher risk of infection.
If you notice any signs of infection which are, but not limited to: redness, swelling, pus, pain, please go to the ER.
If you would like to discuss anything about your foot and ankle problems, come see me at Serenity Foot and Ankle Specialists!