My hep won't let me get manicures and pedicures, not like he can stop me. Yes I get the infections, and ingrown nail corners and can tell youwhat I try to do. I clear it up best I can, antifungal/antibiotic, then shape the nails so that the corners can grow out of the skin. My skin is tough due to endo and so I have to clip out the corners of the toes and get the nail out. I was told straight across is best , then oval. I think it depends on your nails. Just try to focus on growing the nails out I use an herbal nail strengthener constantly under polish and it has helped.
Please do consider bringing your own tools because the health dept is easily and often prone to overlooking things if it is to their advantage, if you know what I mean. Hep c is extremely contagious blood borne infection, muchmore so than AIDs. It takes but a small amount of blood to transmit, then once you get it you have to worry about
giving it to your kids, been there--done that. They suspect I got exposed when a boyfriend unbeknownst to me borrowed a razor or toothbrush--he told me after that he borrowed both. NNNIIICCCEE....
The sanitizers don't kill everything, they have to be left in for a length of time, and you need to make sure the solution is changed. My mom also got a horrible nail fungus from a salon.
I had a old friend years ago I ran into that had contracted AIDs and was running a body piercing business with her boyfriend, who had AIDS and multiple hepatitises. They seemed like nice clean people and the salon was spotless. I broke off my friendship. When I questioned her, she said "why should I go alone?" and "my customers probably have it already". She got ill shortly after and had to close the shop. She is dead now and I think her hubbie is too. I wonder how many customers she would have had if they had known. So, I don't trust anyone.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids