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Are you ready...to treat summer feet?

Beach overlooking sea with mountains in distance

As the sun emerges, so too do people's feet — complete with all the nasties they've been hiding away through the winter...

And there's nothing quite like padding around barefoot and paddling in swimming pools to spread skin infections.

Be it verrucas, warts, blisters, athlete's foot or fungal nail infections, gear up for dealing with the hobbling holiday footfall here.

Featured article

Start with this article to dive into your preparations feet first.

Other resources

Diabetes foot care (NICE guidance)

NHS Choices:

Athlete's foot

Corns and calluses

Fungal nail infection

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Warts and verrucas

PJ Online archives

Taking care of men’s skin problems — giving advice to men and boys

Want to do more for patients with skin problems but lack training? Read on...

Best foot forward for pharmacy

Questions from practice: Hand, foot and mouth disease

Questions from practice — heel fissures

Advising on insect bites and stings

Don’t always treat fungal infections, says DTB


Commercial websites

  • Wartner's website (Chefaro UK) gives information about the types and causes of verrucas and warts and the range of treatments available — including (but not limited to) Wartner products
  • An "about feet" section on the Scholl website offers information about a variety of foot conditions, and recommends treatments for each
  • Information about fungal nail infections can be found on Galderma's Curanail website
  • Comprehensive information about foot care can be found on the Lamisil (Novartis) website, including foot skin facts and advice on keeping feet healthy
  • Bayer Healthcare's Canesten website includes a section on the prevention, symptoms and treatment of athlete's foot

 

And for something a little different…

You might get a kick out of Lamisil's "play footsie" web feature, which allows you to create and send animated, foot-based e-cards

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