Patients Ask: Can You Get a Pedicure If You Have Foot Fungus?

Posted by on Monday, September 17th, 2018

Do you worry about the condition of your feet before getting a pedicure? Are you concerned your foot problems could prohibit you from seeking help from a foot spa worker or nail technician? If you’ve asked: can you get a pedicure if you have foot fungus? Believe it or not, the answer is “yes.”

“We’ve seen it all—from the beautiful feet to the warted feet,” assures Irene, a pedicurist at Fifi Nail Salon in NYC.

People ask salon workers all the time about various foot issues they worry are “weird” or “strange,” but the professionals say, in most cases, it’s something they’ve seen quite often. On occasion, they may point out a wart so you can have it addressed by a doctor or will let you know they plan to work down a built-up callus. Part of your visit can be educational, but shouldn’t scare you from facing your feet.

Can You Get a Pedicure If You Have Foot Fungus?
If you’ve asked: can you get a pedicure if you have foot fungus? Believe it or not, the answer is “yes.” [Image Source: Shutterstock]

Plantar Warts 101: How To Treat Them, Cure Them & Prevent Them

Posted by on Monday, May 6th, 2013

It can be unnerving the first time you come into contact with the fungus that causes a Plantar wart. They’re not only icky, but embarrassing too. “How could this happen to me?” you might wonder. “I thought only ‘dirty people’, frog handlers, and witches got warts!” Yet, according to the Boston Globe, warts are extremely common. In fact, a third of school-age children may have them. Most people will get a wart at some point in their lives. A Plantar wart is a viral infection caused by contact with the human papilloma virus. How you treat that wart is up to you.