A new pedicure craze is sweeping the nation but is it safe? Fish foot spas are a nibbling treatment where dead skin is removed from the feet by fish.

However Britain’s health protection agency have warned that this could be spreading disease. They recommend that those with weakened immune systems, diabetes or psoriasis should not participate as infections and bacteria could be passed on through the fish or the water.

A report on these treatments has concluded that the risk is extremely low but not excluded.

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One Response to Fish foot spas may spread disease

  1. This is all very worrying …. I was going to have my feet eaten by some fish a couple of weeks ago but was too tired to go … glad I didn’t now if this is the case!

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