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Can I be infected by injuring cuticles with saloon tools?

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I went to the nail salon to get a pedicure and the lady doing my nails used a tool for cuticles. She cut a cuticle and it was bleeding a little. Should I be worried about an sort of infectious diseases? She sprayed and wiped it with alcohol right after. She told me they disinfect the tools.

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Category: Diabetologist
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I understand your concern. Since the lady sprayed alcohol and cleaned right after, there is nothing to worry.
Alcohol is an effective disinfectant and kills or inactivates germs. That is the reason why an alcohol swab is used to clean the area before an injection is given.
As you have mentioned that the instruments are also cleaned after use, the risk of getting an infection is even more neglible.
You do not have to worry about getting any infection. So please relax.

I hope this was helpful.
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Thank you.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: Diabetologist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Senior Residency in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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