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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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It opened the market up to people coming in together, like mothers and daughters coming in together, to get pedicures because you didn't have to have an appointment, and there was the capability to serve up to 10 people at a time In my store.
Before getting a manicure or a pedicure, it is very important that you ask your nail therapist if the salon is already taking the following important precautions:
Finish with a manicure, pedicure and a shampoo/style.
If you nick yourself while shaving, a pedicure could put you at risk for an infection, she warned.
The pedicures - which are popular in Asia - have been banned in some US states, including Florida, Texas, New Hampshire and Washington amid fears that infections could spread through open wounds.
Newly available at Linthwaite's Titanic Spa - pounds 12 for 10 minutes of toe-tickling treatment or pounds 25 for 25 minutes - the fish pedicure is being touted as the perfect way to get feet ready for summer sandals.
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Keen to treat my feet, I indulged in the luxury spa pedicure while seated in a pedicure throne that massaged the back and shoulders as my feet soaked in the foot spa.
Since then fish pedicure salons have sprung up across the globe -and for the record and the squeamish, the fish don't have teeth but suction cup mouths, which gently remove the dead skin.
It is more likely that a medical pedicure expert removes them gradually, not at the first visit.
A pedicure is a great way to pamper yourself, but make sure you go to a salon that practices proper hygiene or you may walk away with more than pretty feet.
One in four women said they do not feel "put together" for a special event unless they have had a pedicure.