Fish pedicures which are extremely popular in Asia, having become a trend, involves a pedicure given by many numbers of Garra Rufa fish who nibble at dead skin when customers place their feet in a tank of water.
Fish pedicures have attracted their share of controversy regarding its alleged link to infections especially in people with existing medical problems or those with weakened immunity systems.
Though fish pedicures are not so risky for the healthy people, those suffering skin conditions or with existing medical problems like diabetes should not go in for this form of pedicure.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has warned people after a test found that fish tank water contained many micro-organisms. Though it is relatively low risk for healthy people, yet those with health conditions will do better to stay away from fish pedicures.