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Have you ever been cut while getting a manicure or pedicure?

Asked by erikaziger (345points) March 30th, 2011

I was getting a pedicure today and the woman cut too deep between the skin and nail on the side of my big toe. It bled and she cleaned it with alcohol, but then put my foot right back into the spa and continued the pedicure. My doctor said once, that I shouldn’t go to nail salons because they are “not clean”. I am sure lots of people have been cut at a nail salon and been fine. Have you ever heard of someone getting staph or cellulitis from a cut at a nail salon?

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augustlan's avatar

I have not ever let anyone in a salon cut my cuticles because of some news reports I saw long ago about the likelihood of infection in cases like yours. It scared me, so I only let them push my cuticles. Keep an eye on your toe, and if it starts to look infected get it checked out. Good luck!

DesireeCassandra's avatar

I have never been cut at one of those places. But PLEASE don’t go back to that one… Actually try doing it yourself. :) You could get a serious infection!

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