I just had a pedicure a few days ago and now the skin next to my toenail is red and itchy. Could this be an infection?
These are two likely signs of infection, especially if the nail’s protective cuticle was cut or pushed back during the pedicure. Another cause of these symptoms is an allergic reaction to products used during the pedicure (nail polish, creams, instruments used). If you continue to experience these symptoms, it is best to seek medical treatment.