Fish pedicures can be hazardous to health
 It is very important information for those who prefer fish pedicure, or plans to give it a try. It will be useful to learn and those who are going on vacation to the eastern countries, such as Thailand and China, where tourists often offer to try this procedure. Read what to be afraid of.

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fish pedicure - not only the strange beauty ritual that involves questions of ethical treatment of animals, but also dangerous to human health procedure. The extent of the harm that brings the fish pedicure is now such that the 14 US states, including California, Florida and Texas, have banned fish pedicures in their territory.

Doctors and experts warn us from this procedure. Too great a risk of catching an infection, especially in patients with open wounds of the skin (ie, cuts that are typical for patients with diabetes and people with weakened immune systems). In addition, "fish-doctors" are themselves the bearers of some species of bacteria that are dangerous to humans. Among these - Streptococcus, the bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract.

Author: Julia Gnedina