Podiatric Dermatology

Problems with skin and nails in the feet are very common. Hard skin, corns, verrucae, athlete’s foot, damaged, fungal or ingrowing toenails can affect the feet, causing pain or discomfort.


Athlete's foot

Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungal infection and is characterised by itching, cracked or peeling skin

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Verrucae are caused by a viral infection. In most cases the verruca is painless and, given time, will resolve without treatment

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Corns and callus

Corns and calluses occur as a reaction of the skin to the pressures on it

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Fungal nail infections

Fungal infections in the toenails often arise subsequent to athlete’s foot, but can occur on its own

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Ingrowing toenails

Ingrowing toenails can occur when a nail has been damaged or is deformed

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Damaged & discoloured nails

Trauma, infection or systemic conditions can discolour or damage toenails

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This month’s blog features the bane of swimmers, gym-goers and parents of small children everywhere…

In Infection, Podiatric Dermatology, Skin.

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