Skin disorder

Plantar Wart

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Caused by the papillomavirus, theses contagious lesions, rough and clearly delineated, on the sole of the foot blister, commonly known as plantar warts, penetrate directly through the skin to pressure points or near a wound under the foot. We generally recognize the plantar wart by the presence of blackheads (blood vessels) visible in his center and sensitive while compression.

Since she is caused by a virus, the plantar wart is contagious. It can contaminate more than one region, can grow and spread itself to the members of your family. During your visit, different treatments will be proposed as well as some recommendation to prevent a relapse and/or the contagion for your family and yourself.

Calluses

Frequently cause by poorly fitting footwear, mechanical instability of the foot or by dry skin, those two affections can be irritating.

The callus is described by a thickening and hardening of the diffuse epidermis, which is the same layer as the corn, situated in front of the foot and of the heel. It is uncomfortable, but rarely painful.

It is important not to remove it by yourself, because it can predispose to a planter corns and/or to cracking of the skin for the diabetics patient and/or people having a loss of sensation (Neuropathy), it can lead to ulceration.

Corns

The corn is described by a thickening of the skin’s stratum corneum and who forms a nucleus that takes a cone shape. The corn is generally located at the level of the osseous prominence.

It is not recommended for diabetic patients and people affected by a peripheral vascular disease to use commercial chemical products for the relief of corns. You may use a moisturizing cream and apply a foot pad to bring a certain relief.

Fungus

Foot fungus

Also called tinea pedis or mycoses, the Athlete’s foot, is in reality an infection that affects particularly the skin between the toes. Caused by a fungus, this infection appears under the form of small red pimples (vesicle). The skin can take an overall white appearance, wet and cracked. The itching is generally accompanied with soaked and malodorous lesions. Some forms show itself only by a very dry skin in the plant of the feet.

Transmitted from a person to another, all environments, hot and wet are conducive to the transmission of these funguses. For example: swimming pools and public showers.

A fungus nail untreated, can cause complication like an ulcer or a subungual abscess, an ingrown toenail and can result in a more serious complication like a bacterial infection especially problematic for  seniors and diabetic person. However, it is highly recommended that you consult in order to obtain a precise diagnostic and also to know the prognostic.

Here are some recommendations in order to avoid contracting an infectious fungus:

  • Wash your feet each day
  • Keep your feet dry
  • Avoid walking barefoot in public areas
  • Use an antifungal vaporizer in your shoes
  • Contact your podiatrist if you cannot control the sweating of your feet
  • Wear appropriate shoes

Your feet must be the last portion of your body that you dry with the towel and avoid walking barefoot in the household.

Athlete’s foot

Usually recognized by the yellowness, the thickness, a deformation and separation of the nail, the fungus nail result of an infectious fungus. Slowly and progressively, the infection will damage the infected nail.
However, a thick and yellowed nail is not necessarily touched by a fungus. It can also be the result of an injury or a nail disease.

Foot Ulcers (perforating ulcers)