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Fungal infectionsSkin
February 12, 2017

Ditch the itch of fungal skin infections

Cracked feet? Red? Burning? Itchy? It could be a fungal infection. A fungal infection can form on different parts of your body. Fungi are reproduced by spreading microscopic spores. These spores are present in soil, air and wherever it can be inhaled or come into contact with your body, and specifically your skin or lungs. Strange marks on your feet? Talk to one of our Doctors about it – it’s completely confidential. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually causes cracked, red and itchy skin between your toes. You may also develop red, dry and cracked skin and bumps…
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Fungal infectionsSkin
August 10, 2016

Fungal infection of the nails

Just as you’re about to have your nails painted a trendy new colour, your beauty therapist notices something: ”Perhaps you should let your doctor take a look at your nails,” she says. “I think you might have a fungal infection.” (more…)
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Fungal infections
March 24, 2016

Fungal infections

If you’ve been walking around the gym changing room barefoot, it’s only a matter of time before you get Athlete’s foot!  There are a variety of fungal infections, and most of them are easy to treat, as they rarely spread below the skin. Fungi live in soil, the air, on plants and in some cases, in the human body! Here’s the ABC of these infections, and what you can do to prevent and treat them. (more…)
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Foot Care
January 29, 2016

Are your flip flops foot-friendly?

By Grant Wood Summer means beaches, braais and freeing your feet from closed shoes – bring on the flip flops! They’re the season’s footwear of choice, but podiatrists aren’t convinced they’re foot-friendly. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons. (more…)
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Infections
October 24, 2015

Dealing with a yeast infection

There isn’t a single infection that ever looks or sounds pretty, but a yeast infection ranks really high on the “I don’t want that infection” list. Despite its awful name, it’s very common in women – but you’ll be glad to know that it’s completely treatable. So what’s the fuss? Well, for starters, it’s very itchy. (more…)
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Skin
February 20, 2015

Where’d this ring on my arm come from?

“A ring is round and never ends, that’s how long we’ll stay friends,” unless it’s ringworm. Despite the name and what you might think you know about ringworm – it’s not actually a worm that finds its way into your skin! (more…)
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