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WET FOOT- (hyperhidrosis)

  • Wet clammy skin

  • White peeling skin

FOOT ODOR- (bromhidrosis)

  • Foul smell

  • Possible wet skin

  • Fungus and white peeling skin

CALLUS (Kal-us) - tyloma

  • Dry thickened, cracked skin caused by repeated rubbing

CORNS- (heloma)

  • Pain from pressure

  • Has no nerve or blood supply

PLANTAR WARTS- (verruca vulgaris)

  • Can pick up in pools and locker rooms

  • HPV infection (human papillomavirus) a viral infection that is passed between people through skin to skin contact.

  • Should see a doctor

FUNGUS OF THE SKIN - (Tinea Pedis)

  • Contagious

  • Itchy, peeling skin

NAIL FUNGUS - (Onychomycosis)

  • Infection of the nail

  • Bad odor

Prevention of fungal nail infection
shoes - wear open toed shoes as the weather permits to allow the feet to breathe (not if you're diabetic); close-toed shoes that don't breathe keep your foot environment dark and warm which is very fungus friendly; avoivd wearing shoes that are too small.
sweat - keep your feet clean and dry!
sharing - do not share shoes, socks or pedicuring implements (doing so, spreads infections)

WOODED NAIL - (Caused by poor circulation)

  • Yellow, brown discoloration

  • Detached from nail bed

  • Thick and ugly

  • Bad odor

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