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Are pedicures safe if I have foot fungus?

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Yes, but be careful. Never assume the spa cleans its tools after each client. Take your own to your appointment. That’s the only way to make sure you don’t catch -- or spread -- a pesky foot fungus in the nail salon.

From: Preventing Foot Fungus WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: “Skin Infections & Rashes.”

CDC: “Fungal Diseases.”

Crawford, F. , 2009. BMJ Clinical Evidence

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Athlete’s Foot.”

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: “Athlete’s Foot.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Athlete’s Foot: Overview.”

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine: “Athlete’s Foot.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Athlete’s Foot: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Pedicure Pointers.”

The College of Podiatry: “Sweaty Feet.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: “Skin Infections & Rashes.”

CDC: “Fungal Diseases.”

Crawford, F. , 2009. BMJ Clinical Evidence

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Athlete’s Foot.”

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: “Athlete’s Foot.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Athlete’s Foot: Overview.”

The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine: “Athlete’s Foot.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Athlete’s Foot: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment.”

American Podiatric Medical Association: “Pedicure Pointers.”

The College of Podiatry: “Sweaty Feet.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 22, 2018

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