Unsterilized Salon Tools Can Lead to Infections: MD Podiatrist

A woman in Tampa, Florida whose leg was amputated after a pedicure recently received a $1.75 million settlement for the incident, local news station WFLA reported. Podiatrist Dan Michaels, DPM states that people can receive skin and nail infections if tools aren’t cleaned and sterilized properly. These infections include bacterial, fungal, and viral infections.
 
To have the safest experience possible, Dr. Michaels recommended that people “pre-screen” their chosen salon. “Visit the place you want to go. As you’re in the waiting area, watch and see what they do. Make sure they bring out new instruments for each client and clean and disinfect their bowls after each use,” he urged.