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Offline sapphire101

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pedicure wisdom request
« on: March 23, 2015, 11:52:56 pm »
Any special warnings or advice around pedicures?
Did the estheticians change to universal precautions at the same time the tattoo shops did in the early nineties?
I am especially wondering about re-use and cleaning of clippers, files, etc and if they have any regulatory agencies monitoring their practice.


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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 12:24:57 am »
In general, as long as there is no blood in the process, pedicures are likely safe. However, mistakes happen, and if the technician follows regulations, all should be fine. However, the best way around this is to bring your own tools.
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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 12:08:55 am »
Thank you Lucinda I would not have thought of that. Hopefully someone who is experienced in manicures or has family/friends with a nail salon will join in and advise me as to what type of tools are needed or if there are any other options and what universal precautions consists of in their training.


What organization regulates tattoo shops? I doubt anyone brings their own tools for inking- maybe they have disposable now.
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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 11:59:55 am »
Nail salons are usually regulated by the state and monitored by the county health department for compliance. You could call the health department and they should be able to provide you with information regarding monitoring and what universal precautions are required.

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Offline sapphire101

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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 11:36:37 pm »
Thank you Mike I did some research and found this state by state guide to regulations:


http://files.nailsmag.com/Handouts/NAILSDisinfectionChart.pdf


Look for the state license on the salon wall and they are mandated to follow the state rules on the link to keep their license.
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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 07:09:13 am »
I live in NYC, which has pretty strict rules governing nail salons. However, some either do not understand or do not follow all of them correctly. Most do have sets of implements for sale which include everything necessary for a pedicure. You can either take it home with you, or they will store it to be used only on you when you come in. Perhaps your salon will also have these for sale.

Offline sapphire101

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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 11:34:32 pm »
No luck so far with finding pedicure tools for sale at the nail salons. Maybe this will have to become a DIY project for me.
Sapphire101
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Offline Anita13

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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 08:43:20 am »
I guess you could just look at what they use and buy your own of the same things. Bring it with you. I think another problem is the foot baths. Wonder how often they clean those!

Offline Walkinthawoods

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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 06:11:17 am »
Amazon has several pedicure kits you can buy online.  Have a wonderful day!

Offline CureSeeker

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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 03:16:34 pm »
What organization regulates tattoo shops? I doubt anyone brings their own tools for inking- maybe they have disposable now.

Some states do regulate, and some places dont.  I would guess the Dept of Health for those that do.

My tattoed friends report buying their own inks and needles in an attempt at safety.  You could even buy your own machine. 

Here are a couple links for amyone who is interested -

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/07/AR2011020704931.html

I guess their plan isnt foolproof however.  Here's a current one from Texas regarding a voluntary recall of items found to be contaminated without anyone even using them in their shop yet.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dmd/tattoo.shtm

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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 11:03:40 am »
My manicurist bought me items from her wholesaler, and I bring them every time.
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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2015, 02:28:36 am »
Lucinda what online whole sales can you recommend?
I would like to have my own gear, but my usual communication style with my favorite manicurist involves a lot of smiling and hand signals. This special request would be difficult to get clarity around.
If I show up with the right equipment it would be much easier for both of us.
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Viekira Pak with ribavirin 12 weeks
Pre treatment  VL  1.7 million, AST 45 ALT 65
EOT VL not detected, AST 21 ALT 21
12 week SVR not detected,24 week SVR not detected.
Cured! Class of 2015

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Re: pedicure wisdom request
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2015, 11:19:08 pm »
I don't know any - I just asked my manicurist to buy mine.
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1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
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