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Merriefield Podiatry Ferndown Clinic

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Podiatry Clinic located in Ferndown.
Serving Ferndown, Wimborne, Poole and Bournemouth
from Monday to Thursday

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Skin Infections

Skin infections in the foot are common. These include Tinea Pedis (Athlete's Foot) Onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) Paronychia (inflammation of the nail fold often associated with an ingrown toe nail) and Verrucae (warts).

Skin infections are prevalent across all age-groups. There are various reasons why such infections occur (closeness of the toes, damaged nails, prolonged wearing of shoes and socks causing increased moisture and bacterial growth). People with diabetes, impaired immune responses and circulatory problems are more susceptible to such infections.

Prompt diagnosis and management are critical to avoid progression to more serious conditions. We treat fungal nail infections and verrucae with topical preparations. Verrucae are surgically paired down to enhance penetration of the medication.

You can help avoid fungal infections by daily washing your feet and changing shoes and socks frequently. Ensure that wet shoes are thoroughly dried out before wearing them again.

Merriefield Podiatry - Chiropodists Serving | Ferndown | Wimborne | Bournemouth | Poole | Verwood