Is manicure and pedicure contraindicated for onychia?

When we have a client with the following condition: onychia

Signs and symptoms for onychia

  • Redness or discoloration of surrounding tissues
  • Existing presence of an ingrown nail
  • Discomfort and irritation at the infection site
  • Swelling and inflammation, including edema (fluid buildup) near the infection site
  • Discoloration of the nail bed (may be yellow, brown, black, white or some other color)
  • Fluid buildup may produce pus or discharge that begin to drain and spread the infection from the nail bed to the surrounding tissues or vice versa
  • The pus may cause an abscess, an open area surrounded by inflamed tissue
  • Fever or heat accompanied by reddish streaks around the affected area of the nail/nail bed/tissues
  • Muscle or joint aches or weakness
ONYCHIA contraindications In beauty therapy


The word onychia is used to define a health problem which is known by an inflammatory reaction of the nail matrix with development of pus and loss of the finger nail or toe nail.

Onychia outcomes from the induction of microscopic infectious agent throughout tiny injuries. This condition also can impact the nail bed and consequently resulting in the loss of the finger nail or toe nail.

In many cases the most probably reason behind onychia is an injury.

The injury could be incurred directly or perhaps as a result of misfitting footwear. Additionally, typical skin health problems for example psoriasis or atopic dermatitis also can lead to progression of onychia.

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

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