CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/
Salons and spas featuring nail services are rapidly growing into a billion dollar industry. Because the cosmetics industry is not required to adhere to the same sterilization regulations for the tools they use as medical offices and hospitals, physicians are seeing an increase in several transmissible diseases.
"Unfortunately, many cosmetologists remain uneducated about the dangers of spreading disease and may unknowingly be jeopardizing the health of their clients," said Dr. Carolyn L. Siegal, attending physician at Cedars-Sinai.
During a pedicure small breaks in the skin can occur. When nail tools such as cuticle pushers or nippers are used on these breaks, or on paper cuts and other open areas in the skin, they can transfer blood and/or bacteria from one customer to another, if the tools are not properly sterilized between appointments.
"The medical community, as a whole, is treating more and more patients for skin, nail and viral infections as a direct result of manicure and pedicure services," said Dr. Siegal. "However, there are steps that can be taken to prevent an uncomfortable and potentially painful experience during and after a pedicure."
The following health risks are associated with nail salons.......
Dr. Siegal offers the following five considerations before putting your toes into another person's care.
Figure 1-Pedicure Kit
Figure 2 - Tub Liner
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