The nail salon may be a fun place to spend time but it is also a place that can leave you with a serious infection if you are not careful. Unfortunately, many people still don’t know the risks when it comes to getting a manicure and/or pedicure.
One of the most important ways to protect yourself is to make sure that your nail salon displays an infection warning. This warning will usually be posted on their front door or window. It lets you know that they follow procedures to help prevent the spread of infections like Hepatitis B and HIV.
If they don’t have this sign, then you should consider going elsewhere. Remember, your health should always come first.
For more information about nail salon safety, visit www.pulsemdurgentcare.com/nail-salon-warning
The nail salon is a relaxing oasis. You sit back, sip your drink and chat with the technician while you get a manicure or pedicure.
But these visits can have risks, like infections and fungal infections, including an infection that causes lesions on the skin around the nails, called paronychia, says Dr. Phoebe Rich, professor of dermatology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
The risks can be reduced by following some simple precautions. One way to do this is to ask your nail salon if they have a warning system for clients who may be at higher risk of infection. Some salons ask clients to fill out forms before getting their nails done to determine if they are at increased risk for infection, Rich says.
Factors that increase the risk for infection include being diabetic or having a condition that weakens the immune system; having poor circulation; having any sort of break in the skin from cuts or burns; using artificial nails; smoking; and having chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
A recent study published in the Journal of Infection Control found that only 1% of nail salons had infection control warnings displayed, and an even smaller number (0.4%) had them printed in multiple languages. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, surveyed 155 nail salons across North Carolina and found that nearly half (47%) did not have any infection control notices at all.
The researchers concluded: “Nail salon patrons are at high risk of acquiring potentially serious infections because most nail salons do not have adequate infection control protocols.”
This is pretty scary stuff! It’s crazy to think that so many women get manicures every day without being informed about the risks involved. I’ve been getting regular manicures for years now and I can’t believe this has never come up before.
But I’m a scientist, and when I hear a claim like this, my first instinct is to try and replicate it (or poke holes in it). The next day I went to the local Walmart to buy some fake nails and got myself a cheap set of gel nails from a salon called Nail Salon.
Every time I go to a nail salon, I always have the same thing done. Acrylic nails with white tips. I have been going to the same nail salon for years and it has never crossed my mind that there could be any risk involved in this.
Recently, I went to my nail salon and was told that if my infection was not treated then it could get worse and cause permanent damage.
I have never been told this before and I am wondering if any of you have ever heard about this? If so, how did you treat your infection? Where did you get it treated?
I am going to try to find out more information about this and post some updates when I hear back from the salon.
I am a huge fan of manicures. I teach Pilates and yoga, which is hard on your hands, and I am constantly washing them. As a result, my nails are never in the best shape.
I love the way hands look with a fresh coat of polish, so about once every two weeks I go for a mani/pedi. I have been to many salons, mostly in New York City.
When you enter a nail salon you are usually greeted by someone who asks you what type of manicure you want and then escorts you to a station where you will sit while getting your nails done.
There is usually some small talk between client and nail technician as she begins cleaning your nails, filing them down and shaping them with an emery board or buffer. She might ask you how long you want your nails or what color polish you are interested in.
The first time I went to get my nails done I didn’t know any better; the second time, I was told by the technician what to expect during the process: “You will feel heat under the nail bed,” she said as she applied a clear gel to my fingernails.
She painted each nail with three coats of gel, one at a time, allowing
It’s October, and that means it’s time to start getting ready for Halloween! This year I am going to be a witch. I’m really excited to get my nails done in a cool color, but I’m not sure which color to choose. I know that white is a popular color right now, but the last time I got my nails done, the woman at the nail salon told me that “white gel nails are dangerous.” Is this true? Or is she just trying to scare me into getting a different color?
Unfortunately, there is some truth to her warning. White gel nails are dangerous! But they are only dangerous when they are not applied properly. If you want white gel nails, and you don’t want them to be dangerous, you need to go to a reputable salon and follow their instructions carefully.
First of all, let me explain why white gel nails are so dangerous. White gel nails can be made from almost any material. As long as the material is white and it hardens when you put it on your fingernails, you can use it for white gel nails. Unfortunately, many of these materials are not healthy for people to touch or breathe in. This means that if you get your nails done in a place where they do not
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were nearly 8,000 cases of infection from salon-acquired infections in the U.S. in 2006, the most recent numbers available. This includes infections from manicures and pedicures, but also eyebrow waxing and threading and other services that can cause injury to the skin or damage to nails.
The infection is called mycobacterium fortuitum complex. The complex is a group of bacteria associated with nail salons because they’re often found in tap water; they tend to grow in hot water heaters and air conditioning systems. They can cause a variety of skin diseases including boils, abscesses and cellulitis, according to Dr. Avner Shemer, a dermatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who was part of the team that treated the two women.
Mycobacterium fortuitum complex is a type of bacteria that can be found anywhere in nature and is not harmful if you are healthy with an intact immune system. However, those with HIV/AIDS or diabetes are at higher risk for contracting it and should take extra precaution when getting manicures or pedicures.