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Covid-19 the skin and toes (2)

Covid-19 the skin and toes (2)

The first toe rashes were reported in Italy and Spain where we know the numbers of infected Covid-19 cases rose fast overwhelming their health services. Skin changes are now being debated in many countries by organisations such as the American Podiatric Medical Association and College of Podiatry (London). Ms Debbie Delves reports a suspected case from her South London practice

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Blisters and Pathology in the foot

Blisters and Pathology in the foot

Blisters occur in vigorously active populations and result from frictional forces that mechanically separate epidermal cells at level of the stratum spinosum. Moist skin increases the frictional force, but very dry or very wet skin decreases friction force. Read more by Mike who has made a study of this common problem in this two part article for Reflective Podiatric Practice.

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Nails and Medical Health

Nails and Medical Health

Nail problems are not just a feature for beautification but can pose an indicator for medical disease and this is true in cases of heart and lung disease, cancer and even kidney disease. This lighter article touches on the conditions that also arise in hands as well as feet.

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The Dangers of Walking in the Countryside

The Dangers of Walking in the Countryside

As a journalist it is easy to headline something to grab attention. Walking is not dangerous of course but it has some perils.
We head out into the fields innocently expecting to enjoy a light breeze with plenty of sun rays. Shaking off not only those winter blues but maybe a little weight might be our objective, or just a day out. Much has been written elsewhere on the dangers of the sun’s powerful rays, but I focus on something a little more tangible. Let’s start with that anecdote…

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