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Podiatrist, Dr. Rebecca Pruthi states, "according to the Centers for Disease Control, a whopping 97 percent of nail salon footbaths tested in one study contained the bacteria M. fortuitum, an icky bug that can cause scarring boils on the skin. Fungal infections are another potential problem. Fungal infections may infect the skin, like with athletes foot, or the nails, which can be extremely difficult to get rid of.  You can also contract viruses from nail salons—the result of which may be plantar warts, caused by HPV. Plantar warts are not only unsightly, but they can become very painful and can spread to other parts of the body. When it comes to making sure non-disposable instruments are safe, “disinfection and sterilization are not the same,” explains Pruthi. An autoclave sterilization device, which is now available in better nail salons, is guaranteed to kill any bug and is much more effective than disinfecting solution (like that blue stuff you might see at a hair salon or barber shop), which doesn't kill all bacteria spores."
 
We always suggest to our beloved patients that they come to our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics for their nail care rather than attend nail salons so they don't end up with infections and many of them do.
 
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice, foot care or high quality custom orthotics, them please do not hesitate to contact us at www.downtowntorontochiropodist.com.  
 
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

 

 

 

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