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Manicure/Pedicure Safety

Posted by @gaylea1, Sat, Sep 22 4:24am

I was wondering how safe it is to get a manicure or pedicure post transplant. I'm concerned if I get nicked with scissors it will bleed and I may be open to infection. I believe the spa I go to is very sterile but how can I be 100% sure. Has anyone had problems with this? Is it wise to continue?

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So until a month ago I would have said, "go for it" however one of my best friends has been hospitalized twice in the past month from an infection the docs think came from a pedicure. No more for me I'm out! Pretty harsh I know but it's been so rough on her and her family.

@jolinda thanks for confirming my fear. I don't feel so bad of my suspicions.

@gaylea1 Perhaps checking with the transplant team will help you answer this dilemma. There are so many little things we do not think about that may be different after surgery!
Ginger

@gaylea1 I think it depends a lot on how clean the manicure/pedicure places are kept. I totally trust my nail tech. She is germ phobic herself and is pretty fanatical about everything. I have never had a problem with her and I have been going to her for a number of years. I believe most of the better places are good about this. I would not be comfortable with the less expensive ones. To me, it's worth the extra money.
JK

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