Nail Salons And The Looming Threat Of Fungal Infections

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One of the more popular ways for women or even men to pamper themselves is going to the nail salon for a manicure or pedicure. Who knows how this trend of painted nails began, but life just seems better when you look down and see shiny great-looking nails. However, as relaxing as a manicure/pedicure can be, using all that shared equipment can put you at risk for a fungal nail infection.

According to a study conducted by Rutgers University published in the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, which surveyed 90 people, 52% reported dermal or fungal symptoms after visiting the nail salon. Nail salons have various pieces of shared equipment including the footbaths, which can infect the client with toe fungus if not properly disinfected. The last thing someone wants when they’re trying to get pampered or relax is to contract a fungal infection, which can be quite difficult to get rid of.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website states that in order to prevent fungal nail infections you should not share nail clippers so make sure your nail salon is sterilizing its instruments or bring your own tools. If you own a nail salon you should be disinfecting all equipment after each use. Anti3 Protect Series can be used to disinfect nail salons and diminish the risk of fungal nail infections. Using the Anti3 Protect Series Foaming Dry Wash to disinfect your hands after your visit to disinfect.

Don’t let the fear of fungal infections ruin your love for dolled up nails. Overall, cleanliness is key when going to the nail salon so you should always check with the employees that they’re cleaning their tools after each use. Wait until your nails are dry and wash your hands or sanitize after your visit and if you’re unsure of the cleanliness of a nail salon find a new one, they’re everywhere.