Does Tea Tree oil treat fungal nails?

Does Tea Tree oil treat fungal nails?

Last week I saw two patients who booked a podiatry assessment because they thought they had uncontrolled athletes’ foot. They both presented with a red, overly itchy rash which hadn’t responded to over the counter athletes foot creams. One patient only had the skin...
Athletes Foot – not just for athletes!

Athletes Foot – not just for athletes!

Athletes foot is caused by a fungus on the skin of your feet. Unlike the name leads you to believe it’s not just athletes that suffer from the condition – at some point in our lives we all get athletes foot in varying severity. It is not usually serious and can...
Is Nail Surgery painful?

Is Nail Surgery painful?

Given I have several people booked for nail surgery this month off the back of my previous blog, I thought I would expel any myths around nail surgery! So what is nail surgery? Nail surgery is a procedure podiatrists use to permanently correct an ingrowing toenail. An...
How to prevent an ingrowing toenail

How to prevent an ingrowing toenail

What is an ingrowing toenail? Unless you have suffered from an ingrowing toenail yourself, it is hard to imagine how painful it really is. It can start to affect all aspects of your life and can be quite unbearable. I’m often asked what causes them, and can they...
Have I got fungal nails?

Have I got fungal nails?

Have I got fungal nails? Although our feet are mostly tucked up in warm fluffy socks and shoes at the moment, now is the best time to start getting our feet summer sandal ready! As a lot of nail problems need time to allow the nail to grow out it is best to tackle...