Is manicure and pedicure contraindicated for erythrasma?

When we have a client with the following condition: erythrasma

Signs and symptoms for erythrasma

  • The main symptoms are reddish-brown slightly scaly patches with sharp borders
  • They may itch slightly
  • The patches occur in moist areas such as the groin, armpit, and skin folds
  • The patches often look similar to other fungal infections, such as ringworm
ERYTHRASMA contraindications In beauty therapy


Erythrasma is a skin disease that causes brown, scaly skin patches. It is caused by the Gram-positive bacterium Corynebacterium minutissimum. It is prevalent among diabetics and the obese, and in warm climates; it is worsened by wearing occlusive clothing.

The main causes of erythrasma considered excessive sweating, changing the normal skin pH to the alkaline side, maceration, mechanical damage to the skin, a permanent stay in a warm and humid environment.

The causative agent of erythrasma may long to dwell on the skin, but under favorable conditions for bacteria to disease progression occurs.

Erythrasma – a contagious disease can be transmitted through everyday, using other people’s personal care, on the beach, in the pool, as well as through sexual contact with a sick or a carrier of infection.

Is erythrasma contagious?
Yes, "erythrasma" is contagious!

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