How should toe nails be cut?

One of the most common questions asked in clinic is how should l trim my nails? Here are some tips to remember which may prevent ingrown toe nails and damage to toe nails. Before cutting your nails, make sure you have your personal nail clippers to prevent cross infection of fungal nails and other disease….

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How to prevent smelly feet?

Bromhidrosis is when there is an abnormal or foul body odour AKA BO.  Hyperhidrosis is when there is excessive sweat. There are 2 main type of sweat glands: 1) Eccrine glands are found all over the body and will naturally persperate/sweat a salt solution with an increase in body temperature. Eccrine sweat is usually odourless but…

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What is Heel pain?

Heel Pain Heel pain is one of the most common conditions podiatrists treat. The pain originates underneath the foot. Heel pain usually presents as sharp pain and discomfort in mid-arch region around the inside (medial) heel and less common on the outside of the heel. Often pain is presented with the first few steps in…

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Do you know your ABCDEs?

As summer is here, being skin wise is a must to protect against any possible changes from sun exposure. Moles and brown/blacks spots are usually harmless but NOT ALWAYS! Melanomas are caused due to damage to skin cells from sun radiation. Sometimes melanomas can form without any exposure to the sun. Self examinations of your skin…

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Why are urea based moisturisers best for dry skin?

A commonly asked question is why are urea based creams best for dry skin? Dry skin due to loss of the bodies natural moisturising factors (NMF) and certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Urea, lactic acid and amino acids are naturally found in the epidermis (superficial skin layer) as NMF. Urea is commonly used as…

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