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Laura89

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Hi girls, just a quick question...
Lets say i get a client with obvious conjunctivitis. Obviously i can not confirm with her that it is conjunctivitis because that is the doctors job but if she comes in for a makeup consultation and doesnt say anything about it but i can clearly see it, am i allowed to ask her? or would that be rude? what question can i ask to confirm that she has a contraindication?
 

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It's up to you to say you think there is a contraindication and therefore cannot do the treatment.
So you can say something like.
I see you have some weeping areas around the eye at the moment. Unfortunately because of that I won't be able to do your treatment today, I could irritate it and make you worse. I'd recommend seeing a doctor so they can have a look and once it's all cleared up I'll be happy to book you in again.
 

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It's definitely not rude to tell them to see their GP for diagnosis and treatment if it's a likely contra-indication. It's called being professional.

As a hairdresser, if a client comes in with headlice you cannot carry out a service until it's completely cleared. You have to tell them that they have headlice and then offer them advice about treating it.
 

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Thanks girls! Thats great help :) i definitely wouldnt carry out the treatment because i thought it was "rude" not to lol but just wanted to know how somebody else would deal with the situation. Thanks again! there the answers i was looking for :)
 

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you can't say "you have conjunctivitis" because you don't know what it is :)

You could say , you appear to have some kind of eye infection and I am unable to carry out your treatment today for fear I would make it worse
 

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Whatever you do, just don't keep staring at it! hehe!:D:eek:
 

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