The Doctors: Skin Infection From Pedicure
Even Dr Jennifer Ashton loves a pedicure, but she may think twice after hearing Stacie’s story. A routine pedicure landed her in the emergency room with a leg and foot that was swollen and covered with a red rash. Stacie explained that the manicurist was scrubbing around her big toe and pinky toe with a pumice stone, and kept rubbing until it was painful. Her skin was rubbed raw, introducing an infection to her leg, which took several days to show up. Dr Ashton explained that it was classic cellulitis, which is a skin infection that needs antibiotics.
Know your salon and make sure their tools are clean or even bring your son.