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Care and treatment of the feet.
[L. pes (ped-), foot, + cura, treatment]


a. Cosmetic care of the feet and toenails.
b. A cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails.
2. A podiatrist.

ped′i·cure′ v.
ped′i·cur′ist n.


care of the feet, especially trimming of the toenails.


(pĕd′ĭ-kūr) [L. pes, foot, + cura, care]
1. Care of the feet.
2. Cosmetic care of the feet and toenails.
3. Podiatrist.

Patient discussion about pedicure

Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.

A. Are you sure you are going to a clean sterile saloon? It is very important to make sure they use sterile tools for a pedicure because they can transfer fungal infections very easily. Either way you should see a dermatologist to get the right kind of cream treatment for your feet.

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