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Fish therapy gone wrong
BY: Hedy KhooTHE latest health fad in town involves letting little fishes nibble your legs to get rid of dead skin.
These fishes are dubbed 'doctor fish', but two sisters who went for the therapy earlier this month ended up having to visit real doctors instead.
They claimed that that their legs became itchy and turned red and blotchy. They also said they had brown patches and scaly skin after going to a 'fish spa' that features the Garra rufa fish, a Turkish spa fish.
Miss Jas Huang, 22, a manicurist, and her younger sister Min, 20, a hairstylist, went for one session at a spa called Dr Fish in Ang Mo Kio on 3 Aug.
The treatment cost them $28 each, for a half-hour session. Clients have to submerge their legs in a tank filled with the fish.
Miss Jas Huang said: 'Our legs had turned red after the treatment. There was a stinging sensation on my legs when I took a shower after going home.
'But my sister thought it was part of the after-treatment process. We didn ' t think it was serious until a week later, when the redness and itchiness still did not go away.'
They then went to see separate doctors who told them that they had fungal infection on their skin. They were given cream to apply to the affected areas.
Miss Jas Huang said: 'I was very upset and angry at that time. It was supposed to be a treatment to rejuvenate our skin, but now our legs look so ugly that we have to see real doctors.'
i was also shocked when i see receive the email from old fren at indo x_x, pls warn ur relatives who ar goin to let their leg eaten D: