Mayo Clinic Minute: Health precautions you need to know about pedicures

There’s nothing like getting pampered with a pedicure. But before you dip your toes in the water, check to be sure the spa is licensed properly.

Dr. Rachel Miest says bacterial and fungal are the two most common infections. To avoid them, she says, don’t be afraid to ask to make sure the spa cleans all equipment between customers.

To reduce your risk, Dr. Miest says don’t shave 24 hours beforehand and don’t have your cuticles cut.

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