Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say
A medical journal reports a case of a woman's toenails falling off after she got a fish pedicure.

If you've been thinking about getting one of those fish pedicures, this might make you think twice: a woman's toenails fell off after getting one.

If you don't know, the fish pedicure is just like it sounds.

You put your feet in a tub of water filled with tiny fish who eat your dead skin.

According to an American Medical Association report, a woman had this done, then shed her toenails.

She had no history of toenail problems.

While it's not clear the flesh-nibbling fish caused it, experts have warned in the past that fish pedicures may carry a risk of infection.