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It's sandal season, which means that nail salons are busy clipping, buffing, and polishing toes galore. Tending to those colorful toes, though, poses some health risks that should be considered, doctors say. "One is fungus, then viruses and bacterial infections," says Dr. Gene Mirkin, a podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic in Kensington. "If the place you go to isn't vigilant about how they treat the instruments between clients, there's a greater possibility of picking up something that could make summer toenails more painful than splashy." 
 
Dr. Gene Mirkin
 
 
Mirkin says he cautions his patients about the whirlpool foot baths used in many pedicures because they are connected to piping that is difficult to sterilize. As a result, he says, they can be "cesspools for bacteria, fungus, and yeast." If possible, opt for simple glass or metal bowls, which also are offered in some salons.
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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