Avoiding toenail infections


TOENAILS

July 20, 2017| contagiouseditor

With a nail salon on just about every corner, having a pedicure or painting your nails is a nice way to spend your Saturday afternoon. However it is not always as glamorous as it sounds for someone who ends up at the podiatrist after his or her visit with a fungal toenail infection. This is not to entirely discourage people from treating themselves to a pedicure or doing their own nails at home, but to try and educate on the potential risks and some handy tips, so that the next or future pedicu...

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Tackling your next Cold and Flu


colds

June 5, 2017| contagiouseditor

Winter is coming. With that come colds and flus for some. We all know we should stop and rest, keep our fluids up and load up on vitamin C. But what else can we be doing to shorten the severity and duration of that dreaded cold? Kill the infection Many people think to take Echinacea when they are sick with the cold or flu. Well, forget Echinacea once a cold has taken hold. Echinacea is great for preventing colds so you can take it to ward off getting sick in the first place. Studies show i...

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Chilblains this Winter


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May 3, 2017| contagiouseditor

We are in for a cold winter this year and if it anything like the past winters it will mean lots of clients presenting to my podiatry rooms with tender, swollen, purple and red spots on their toes. This is why I thought it would be a great time to recap on our prevention and management guidelines for chilblains. So here goes.... Chilblains can present as itchy, tender red and purple swellings found on the extremities of the body, in response to cold. It is commonly found on the tips of the no...

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