Saturday, March 8, 2014

Finger Herpes...

Finger Herpes...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee... Summer 2013

Did you know that you can get... finger herpes?  Finger herpes from a pedicure?

Well, you can!  I have never heard of finger herpes until I watched The Doctors on tv.  I couldn't believe my ears.  Not only does it affect your fingers... it can affect your toes!

It's also, called 'herpetic whitlow'.  Herpetic whitlow/finger herpes can appear as lesions on your fingers, thumbs.  You can look it up to learn more about it.... I'm just sharing what I think about it.

I'm not an expert on it... but, you can be sure I'm aware of it now!  I won't be getting another one!

I used to go have manicures/pedicures.  The last time I went... my toe nails were sensitive.  Thankfully, I didn't get an infection.  I think I was on the verge of it... maybe because I love to keep my toes clean, happy :)))... it saved me!

Oh, also... the last time I was in the nail salon... I noticed the basins aren't cleaned properly... I saw 'skin' left on the side of one.  That's not a good thing.

I watched some of the oriental girls... I suspected they used their tools over.

I am so happy I never began getting the acryllic/fake nails.  You know how I love beautiful colors, designs... so, you can imagine how hard it was for me to resist doing that.

Getting the fake nails, pedicures/manicures... makes you flirt... with getting an infection.  Infections that can make one very sick.... for months... even die from one.  I'm afraid of getting my nails done like that... though, when I see those wonderful colors... I 'almost' reconsider my decision!

I will polish my nails, keep them clean... wear them natural.  I won't take a chance on getting ...finger herpes, or... worse!

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  1. Yikes.....I knew there was a good reason I don't worry about going to nail salons!!!

  2. I use to do my nails at home but they started getting weak so I stopped. I am glad I didn't go to a salon to have them done! I don't even like the sound of finger herpes!! Love, Ms. Nancy