VERRUCA :- A verruca is simply a wart that is found on on the sole of the foot or around the toes. Verrucae are caused by the Human Papiloma Virus which is extremely contagious by direct contact. It thrives in warm, moist environments such as swimming pools, changing rooms and bathrooms.
During your appoinment at Toe Zone Katherine will be able to tell you if you have a verruca as often people are unaware that they are present. They can be very hard to detect to the untrained eye. If you do have a verruca-there is no need to panic! They are harmless. However they can occasionally cause discomfort especially on weight bearing areas. Avoid touching or scratching a verruca as it may spread into a cluster. Instead cover it with a plaster. There are a number of treatment options available-though no one particular treatment can guarentee a cure.
INGROWN TOE NAILS :- Ingrown toe nails are a common, painful condition. They develop for many reasons. In some cases the condition is con-genital such as the toe nails are simply too large. People whose toes are defomed are prone to ingrown nails. Often trauma like stubbing a toe or being trodden on can result in an ingrown nail. Repeated trauma such as running can also result in problematic nails. The most common cause is cutting your nails incorrectly, causing them to regrow into the skin. Tight hosiery or shoes can make matters worse.
Symptoms of an ingrown toe nail redness, swelling, pain and occasionally pus if the area has become infected. Ingrown nails should be treated as soon as they are recognised.
If you come to Toe Zone with an ingrown nail Katherine will trim or remove the offending piece of nail giving instant relief. An antiseptic dressing will be applied to minimise the risk of infection. Cutting the toe nails properly goes a long way toward the prevention of ingrown nails.
Paraffin Wax Treatment
If you suffer with very dry skin on your hands or feet a paraffin wax treatment will leave them feeling soft and supple.
An intensive moisturiser is applied to the skin then the hands/feet are dipped in warm paraffin wax and covered with mittens/towels. This is then left for approxomately 10-15 minutes. The warm paraffin opens up the pores and allows the moisturiser to penetrate deep into the skin.
The wax is then easily removed to leave you with soft, supple and healthier looking skin.
Regular treatments can help to alleviate dryness and cracks. It is also thought to relieve the aches and pains associated with arthritis.
If you would like to book a paraffin wax treatment with your foot treatment or manicure please ask when booking your appointment as more time will need to be allocated.
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