Will A Nail Salon Do Pedicure If you Have A Toe Nail Fungus?

Have you got toenail fungus and is worried about being turned down by your salon if you go for a pedicure. Toenail fungus makes your nails appear thick, yellow, and cracked. They might not hurt or may be painful when you wear shoes. However, the question is ‘Shall you go to a nail salon to get a pedicure done if you have toenail fungus’?

Will A Nail Technician Turn You Down If You Have A Toe Nail Fungus?

Nail technicians are very familiar with nail infections. Foot fungus or toenail fungus will not surprise them. Onychomycosis or toenails is very common, and to your relief, many nail salons provide a pedicure despite toenail infection. However, there is the possibility that if they do not take necessary precautions, maintain hygiene or sterilize the tools after doing pedicures of clients with toenail fungus, they may spread it to other salon clients. Sterilizing the equipment’s, including nail clippers, nail file after each use prevents the spread, or nail infections. Some salons are ready to give you pedicure services in spite of you having nail infection but may ask you to bring your own nail kit and they will i

Will A Nail Salon Do Pedicure If you Have A Toe Nail Fungus?

Will A Nail Salon Do Pedicure If you Have A Toe Nail Fungus?

nform you what tools to include. If the pedicure includes a footbath, before and after the use, the tub should also besterilized.

Can Pedicure Treat Toe Nail Fungus?

Onychomycosis is tough to treat and only a health care provider candeal with it effectively. Nail salons are not equipped to treat it neither will pedicure be of any help.

Pedicure pampering And Procedure

Every manicurist’s toolkit includes acrylic nails, clippers, nippers, nail files, artificial nails, orange sticks, and a nail polish. It also includes cuticle treatment. A nail technician may reassure you that the nail discoloration is not due to toenail fungus rather it is residue from a coat of nail polish that has been recently removed. Better if you have any doubt see your doctor as nail technicians cannot treat a fungal infection. By Giving pedicure to clients with nail infection without maintaining hygiene the nail salons may become a red zone of toenail fungus. Nail infections often begin in nail salons due to implementation of tools that are already used on many clients without being disinfected. Thus, if you go for a pedicure ask your salon owner to sterilise tools before and after a pedicure.

Can A Pedicure Prevent Toe Nail Fungus?

Regular pedicure at nail salon may prevent nail infections as it keeps the nails trimmed and clean. However, hygiene should be the priority. In addition, pay attention to any injuries due to clippers and other tools and see your doctor as soon as possible if you get one. Even a small nick, prick or break in your skin, cuticle or nail bed may allow the bacteria to enter your bloodstream and cause serious health issues or may aggravate an existing health condition.

To heal the toe nail fungus soon avoid the application of nail polish so that your nails can breath.

How To Prevent Toe Nail Fungus?

To prevent toe nail fungus keep your feet dry and clean. Wash your feet every day with soap and water and then dry them. Clean and dry nails are less likely to breed fungus. Avoid going barefoot at public places and do not share foot wares. Wear clean and dry socks and keep your nails trim

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.