Is manicure and pedicure contraindicated for onychomycosis (tinea unguium)?

When we have a client with the following condition: onychomycosis (tinea unguium)

Signs and symptoms for onychomycosis (tinea unguium)

  • An infectious fungal disease mainly seen as white spots that can be scraped off the surface, or long yellowish streaks within the nail substance
  • The disease attacks the free edge and moves its way to the matrix
  • The infected portion is thick and discoloured
ONYCHOMYCOSIS (TINEA UNGUIUM) contraindications In beauty therapy


Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails that may involve any component of the nail unit, including the matrix, bed, or plate.

Onychomycosis can cause pain, discomfort, and disfigurement and may produce serious physical and occupational limitations, as well as reducing quality of life.

Is onychomycosis (tinea unguium) contagious?
Yes, "onychomycosis (tinea unguium)" is contagious!

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