Any contra-indication wouldn’t be carried out if contagious/allergic to product as G.P consent wouldn’t be given. (Please use this page as a guide only)
- reddening of skin, but soon become a
cluster of blisters, pustules. Highly
contagious, treatment would cause cross infection.
Recommend client go and see G.P., consent would be required.
(hordeolum) – inflammation of eyelid,
often-upper lid. Caused by infection in hair follicle – swelling, redness,
pain is felt at margin of eyelid. Scratching
or rubbing infected area could cause infection to spread.
Cause cross infection, G.P consent would be required.
– Infection of a hair
follicle caused by staphylococci bacteria. Acute inflammation occurs with pus formation.
G.P Consent required before treatment – cross infection.
sore) – Herpes Simplex - highly
contagious - treatment would cause cross infection.
No treatment in affected area.
A temporary infection.
sore - can affect both eyes. Highly
contagious - cause cross infection. G.P
– Firm papule with a rough horny surface – varies in size.
G.P consent required if open and weeping – cross infection.
Avoid immediate area, cover with petroleum jelly and work around the area
if closed and not weeping.
– Caused by the chicken pox virus. Patches
areas of erythema, vesicles and papules that can erupt and leave scar tissue.
G.P consent required – cross infection
different parts of the body.
Depending on the severity: mild scaling or inflamed red itchy areas.
G.P consent required.
by infestation with the parasitic “Itch mite”. G.P consent required.
No treatment should be carried out, highly contagious.
(Pediculouis) (Head/Body and Pubic area)–
Infestation of the hair and clothes with wingless insects that suck the blood. Nits and egg cases can be seen in good light and on dark hair. Intense irritation, possible scratch marks and rash. G.P consent required. Cross infection and contamination.
CUTS AND ABRASIONS:
cuts and abrasions on the treatment area could be painful for the client.
Would be unsure of damage or cause; hinder natural healing process so
G.P. consent would be required.
Cuts and abrasions if open/weeping – cross infection.
A temporary disorder.
letter would be required before treatment. Otherwise untreatable if client is
unsure what ingredient is allergic to. Be
aware of Hypersensitivity – extremely sensitive skin – could be
allergic to product
OR RECENT SCAR TISSUE:
scar tissue, after an operation client should wait 6 months before a treatment
on the area. Could
interfere with the natural healing process, could also be very painful.
This also applies to fractures, sprains, broken bones.
consent required as would stimulate the skin and could cause more problems.
- red rashes sometimes raised,
itchiness, blisters, weeping may occur, scaling of skin, can also crack. Varies
greatly from one person to another. G.P
consent required as certain
products may irritate condition. If
infected could cause cross infection, although this condition is not contagious.
Non-treatable if open and weeping.
LUMPS AND BUMPS:
to the treatable area could be hiding a more serious problem, wouldn’t know
cause, and could also hinder natural healing process.
G.P consent required. A
AND HAIRY MOLES/MOLES:
Moles do not
prevent a treatment unless they are inflamed, swollen, weeping
or open. G.P consent would
be required as could cause cross infection.
Otherwise cover with petroleum jelly as you wouldn’t want to over
stimulate the area, and work around.
G.P consent required if on medication for the skin e.g. Acne. Retin A or Accutane as could tear the skin.
is not a contra-indication to the treatment.
The client would have to wait at least 24 hours or until the condition
subsides before a treatment is carried out.
With sunburn there are four degrees of erythema from slight reddening to
swelling, blistering and peeling. The
skin is very hot and painful. Also STEAM
HEAT treatments, the client should wait 24 hours as the pores in the skin
would be required as the client would not be able to detect heat/cold or pain
from treatment. Could possibly burn the client.
who uses self-tan that waxing may cause their tan to appear patchy.
As these products contain a chemical, dihydroxyacetone which reacts with
keratin, causing it to change colour.
is a contra-indication, the client should be carefully monitored throughout the
treatment to make sure the skin does not over react, as their skin is slow to
heal, have poor circulation and blood sugar levels that need to be monitored.
G.P consent would be required.
required due to the vein being so close to the surface – could rupture and
Risk of tearing the clients skin, so is non-treatable.
No treatment is to be carried out on any of the above within 6 months, as this would hinder with the natural healing process. G.P. consent would be required.
inflammation of the breast. Symptoms – raised temperature, congested and painful
breasts. Inflammation is hormonal
rather than infective, although acute suppurative mastitis the breast can become
infected with staphylococcus aureus (bacterial) G.P consent would be required as
this condition is painful and therapist would be unsure what level the mastitis