INFECTIONS AFTER A PEDICURE

Patients often ask about the risk of getting infections after a Pedicure. In most cases, they are asking about getting a toenail fungal infection, which is rare in this circumstance. Bacterial infections have occurred after getting a Pedicure, although is uncommon. Those who are immuno-compromised or have diabetes and/or poor circulation are more at risk to getting infections.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people not shave their lower legs for at least 24 hours before receiving a pedicure, because cuts from shaving could put people at risk of infection.

Robert S. Bader, M.D., Dermatologist

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