When I got home my heels and feet didn't feel quite right but I thought maybe it was the gout and because I hadn't been to the nail salon in a while. About 2 hours after I got my feet done I felt this piercing pain in my left heel and I almost had my legs buckle under me from how painful it was. I had to call for my husband to come across the house and look at the bottom of my foot because I couldn't see anything that was wrong. On the outside of my heel he said that my heel and outside of my foot was raw and completely red like they had removed too much skin. He looked at the bottom of both of my feet and both of them were raw. He put lotion on my feet and put socks on and that seemed to help a little bit.
The next day may feet seemed to not be getting better. They were really red and raw on the bottom but we applied Neosporin on them and I wore socks to help keep them clean. I wore socks all day and I wasn't able to put on any shoes and I was hardly able to stand because the pain on my feet was so awful. The callus remover had removed too much skin from the bottom of my feet. I went to bed the next night and I woke up in excruciating pain.
My mom came over and looked at the bottoms of my feet. My heels and the bottoms of my feet along the sides were bloody. Basically all of the skin had been removed in some sections and there were bloody blisters on parts of my feet. Because the blisters were on the outside edge of my heel, I needed help to clean the areas and put bandages on them. I could hardly even walk to go to the bathroom let alone walk around in my studio to do work or cook myself a meal in the kitchen. I was able to get to the car and drive myself to In-N-Out and get lunch for me and Matthew. My mom ended up taking Katie to the mall so she could do her back to school shopping with coupons I had that we're expiring soon and then Xaver just met her there to help her finish trying on clothes. She texted me pictures of all the stuff she wanted to get so I can virtually shop with her. This situation was not ideal and as a result, we probably spent more money than if I had been there to watch the budget better. It really sucked. When I pulled off the socks that day, they were covered in nasty oozing liquid and blood.
I'm not a professional so I don't know how long is too long to keep the callus solution on the skin but I have a feeling that because I was distracted by reading my book that the solution was left on my skin for too long. When I left the salon I had been there for an hour and normally a pedicure does not take an hour. I did some research online and found that the callus removing solution should only be left on for 45 seconds to 5 minutes depending on the brand – the solution had been on my feet for at least ten minutes. It came in a no-name bottle with no markings on it. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, it's better to bring your own callus removing solution. It's really scary to think that this could happen to anybody. I also read online that they should wash the solution away from your skin before using brushes and scrubbers on the skin. This person added more of the solution to my skin as she scrubbed, something that I have never seen done before. I trusted her to know what she was doing since this is her job and profession.