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fungal infection

Hair & nails
June 17, 2019

How to prevent and treat ingrown toenails

You have a 20-minute walk home from the bus station. To make things worse you’re limping because your toe is throbbing. Could an ingrown toenail be the culprit?
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AsthmaChest & Lung
June 17, 2019

Is mould causing your asthma?

Ever notice that green stuff growing in shady damp areas? It’s called mould. Mould is a microscopic fungus responsible for decomposing dead organic material.
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Skin
May 15, 2017

Stop a rash in its tracks

You’ve noticed a patch of redness on your skin. It’s slightly swollen and scratchy to the touch, and itchy beyond belief. It’s a rash. A rash is an irritated area of skin. The affected area may become bumpy, scaly or red in colour. A rash is usually caused by skin inflammation, which can have many causes. These include allergies, medications, cosmetics, and diseases like chickenpox, measles, and eczema. Rashes are common at all ages, and almost everyone will have some type of rash at some point.  Treatment will depend on the cause, but most rashes can be treated at home.…
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Foot Care
March 13, 2017

Eight ways to walk away from athlete’s foot

Your feet have been itching fiercely for the past few days and it looks like you haven’t had a pedicure in this lifetime. If you’ve been careless about where you’ve been walking, you may have athlete’s foot. Tinea pedis, commonly known as athlete’s foot, is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on your feet and can spread to your toenails and sometimes, your hands. This fungal infection is called athlete’s foot because it’s commonly diagnosed among athletes. It’s not seen as a serious or incurable condition, but can sometimes be hard to treat. If it’s combined with lifestyle…
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Skin
July 22, 2016

10 things to know about Eczema

Here’s an inside scoop into the doctor’s office: If you go to your GP complaining of a red, itchy rash, your doctor’s first thought is “It’s probably eczema.” Why? Because – statistically – it probably is. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to be examined. However, after just a quick look and a few questions, your doctor may very likely dispense a small tube of lotion to clear up your eczema in a few days. Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions. If you’ve ever had a rash, it may very well have been it. So here are…
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