A Pedicure With Athlete’s Foot Can Happen Following These Steps


Pedicure With Athlete’s Foot

Warts, corns, and athlete’s foot are all skin conditions that cause severe pain and stress. Infections cause these three skin conditions; that is why you need to be careful when getting an athlete’s foot pedicure.

Sometimes, people fail to differentiate the three because they all have almost similar symptoms.

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What a lot of people ask is whether they can still get pedicures despite these infections. The answer is yes. They can still get a pedicure, but the skin condition must be treated first to avoid spreading the infection.

These skin conditions are highly contagious, and observing early treatment on them will do a lot of good to the feet.

Well, I know you must be asking yourself how this is possible. In this article, I will enlighten you about these skin conditions and accurately help you get an insight of:

What are Warts?

Warts are caused by viral infection commonly referred to as Human papillomavirus (HPV). 

For the foot wart to occur, the viral infection penetrates through small cuts from the foot. These cuts can be unseen through the naked eye.

Warts can get painful at times, especially when walking. They can visibly appear on any part of the foot.

In most cases, children and teenagers tend to be at a higher risk of getting foot warts because of their tender and delicate skin than adults. 

There are different types of warts, and each type attacks a specific region on foot.

In most cases where warts patients do not complete their dosage or do not accord the right treatment on warts, warts keep disappearing for a short time and then coming back after a while.

Immediately address these wards through home remedies once you see them appear.

If warts do not disappear even after, according to them, home remedy treatment, always visit the doctor for treatment before visiting your nail technician for a pedicure.

Do not fret when you see warts. Many people who once had this condition easily treated warts.

What are Corns or Calluses?

Corns or calluses are also a skin condition that occurs due to the foot skin having repeated friction against an area or when a person is wearing a smaller-sized shoe.

Corns appear on foot like a hard layer of dead skin.

They can be painful. Aside from that, they are noticeable, too. Immediately after spotting them, you should accord the right care and treatment to your foot.

In most cases, corns form on the toes as well as on the sole of your feet.

Doctors advise patients who suffer from corns always to wear the right shoes and avoid friction with sharp objects.

Seek immediate medical attention once you spot this condition before visiting your nail technician.

Always remember that once the condition gets treated, you can always get a pedicure and live a worry-free life without fear that the condition will spread all over your feet.

What is Athlete’s Foot?

An athlete’s foot is a skin condition that usually occurs between the toes and gets caused by fungus infections. At times, you may hear people referring to the athlete’s foot is tinea pedis.

For the fungus infection to build up and cause athlete’s foot, the shoes worn contribute to the condition because they offer warm, dark, and humid conditions that encourage fungus production. 

Fungal infections are also a result of living in dumpy areas or wet locker rooms. Athlete’s foot is highly contagious and can spread from one person to the other.

When it is not addressed early enough, it may spread from the toes to the sole of the feet.

Immediately you notice the presence of an athlete’s foot, accord the right treatment advisably with antifungal medication to avoid more feet complications.

One of the preventive measures to avoid getting the athlete’s foot is wearing clean, dry shoes that offer maximum breathability to avoid fungus production.

Major Similarity and Difference Between

There exist significant similarities and differences between warts, corns, and athlete’s feet. These include:

Similarities

All these skin conditions mentioned above are highly contagious. They also cause severe complications if not addressed right away.

Differences

All of these three skin conditions differ regarding their cause. For instance:

Warts. The primary cause of the warts is the human papillomavirus, commonly abbreviated as (HPV).

Corns. The major cause of corns is the repeated friction of the skin foot and born objects or cramped shoes.

Athlete’s foot. The major cause of the athlete’s foot is the fungus infection caused by wearing unbeatable shoes in a wet, humid environment.

What are the Symptoms of Warts, Corns, and Athlete’s Foot?

  • Severe pain on especially on the foot sole
  • A bumpy and spongy, grainy lesion with a small sharp dark point
  • The foot sole appears to have a smooth surface with a brown color
  • Severe pain especially when standing or walking

Observable Symptoms of Corns

  • A noticeable thick layer of rough skin
  • A small hardened spot raised a bump on the top layer of the toe skin
  • Severe pain and tenderness felt on the affected skin layer
  • Waxy skin

Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot

  • A sharp itching pain between toes or stinging pain on the soles of the feet
  • Blisters on the itching areas of the feet
  • The skin starts to crack and to peel off on the itching areas
  • The foot becomes dry and rough
  • Toenails become discolored and thick.
  • Toenails start chipping away from the nail bed.

NOTE: As much as a significant similarity between the three skin conditions, different symptoms also exist. If you have any abnormalities on your feet, keenly observe the abnormality and record the symptoms you can see.

Once you get well versed with the different symptoms, identify the type of skin condition affecting your feet.

If you get confused about which skin condition affects your feet, seek advice from a professional doctor for early treatment.

Remember that addressing the skin condition early enough and treating it correctly will significantly help avoid further complications, which might cost a lot.

Can I Get a Pedicure?

Yes. You can get a pedicure either way. However, it would help if you observed these skin conditions before taking the pedicure before treatment.

One of the similarities between these skin conditions is that they are all contagious and can spread from one person to another.

Having a pedicure when any skin conditions are left untreated will spread the infection to other unaffected areas of the feet.

After observing the symptoms of any of the conditions, visit a professional medical practitioner to give you the right treatment before having the pedicure.

Remember that pedicures are essential in maintaining high hygienic levels and adding an extra glow to your toes and feet. Remember that you should treat any skin conditions before you get a pedicure.

How to Get a Pedicure

As clearly stated, you need to accord prior treatment if you have any skin condition before getting a pedicure.

For this reason, the best way to go about the pedicure when the skin condition gets adequately treated is by following the below steps:

Step One: Thoroughly Disinfect Your Hands and Feet with a Medical Disinfectant.

This step is crucial in ensuring that your hands and feet are free from bacteria’s which can cause the infections of the already treated condition to multiply.

Step Two: Remove all the Nail Polish

Use an acetone polish remover to safely remove nail polish from your toes, and use a recognizable cosmetic pad.

Step Three: Soak Your Nails for About 10 Minutes

Soaking your nails with a good hydrating cleanser ensures that your nails remain moisturized.

Having dehydrated skin will cause the skin on your crack and get subjected to infections.

Step Four: Use a Clean, Dry Towel to Dry off the Water    

After 10 minutes, lift your feet and gently dry them off with a clean towel.

Once the nails are super dry, apply a foot nail cuticle remover around the cuticle areas of each of your toenails carefully.

Step Five: Gently Clip Your Toenails with a Nail Clipper

While the nail cuticle remover is penetrating through the cuticle, trim your nails. Always make sure that you carefully cut the nails and avoid hurting the nail cuticle.

File the toenails from one corner to another in excellent shape.

Step Six: Apply Nail Polish

It would help if you sat in a comfortable position to reach your toenails without any struggles easily. 

Start by applying a base coat and give it time to dry. After the base coat dries, apply one layer or two coats of nail polish. Let them dry.

Next, apply the nail top coat to add an extra shine to your nails and make the nail polish stick firmly.

NOTE: For the pedicure to last long, apply the polish in thin layers and allocate some time for each nail polish layer to dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

Preventive Measures

You can successfully avoid getting warts, corns, or athlete’s foot by observing the following preventive measures:

  • Always keep your hands and feet clean and dry at all times
  • Wear clean shoes that offer ample breathability to avoid subjecting your feet to the humid environment that encourages fungal infections
  • Do not touch someone else skin which is having warts, corns or athletes foot as these conditions are contagious
  • If you want to have a pedicure, make sure that your pedicurist does not use the same pedicure tools used on other people without disinfecting the tools
  • Do not scrub areas affected by warts to avoid them spreading to other uninfected areas
  • Always wash your feet with disinfectant soap to avoid getting infections as well as to kill infections causing the skin condition

A Few Notes

Warts, corns, and athlete’s foot. These skin conditions can be a nuisance and, on top of that, are highly contagious.

Before getting a pedicure, make sure that you get the right treatment to avoid spreading the infection.

To live a healthy life, make sure that you observe all the preventive and hygienic measures at all times. 

Keep in mind to never neglect any part of your body. Maintaining overall health translates to a good life.

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