ROUTINE TREATMENTS

An established verruca has a rough cauliflower-like surface, sometimes with black dots of thromboses capillaries. All wart treatments rely on the destruction of the wart tissue. The topical preparations that we use include salicylic acid & silver nitrate which forms a scab-like cover.

Initial Assessment & Treatment €50

Subsequent Treatments €40 - €45

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Fungal nail infections are caused by dermatophytes which digest keratin by producing enzymes. There are 3 genera of dermatophytes: Epidermophyton, Trichophyton & Microsporum. Trichophyton is the most common species of fungus to infect the nails. The nail plate becomes thickened, separated from the nail bed, discoloured, brittle and develops a honeycomb-like structure. The fungus infects one or more nails. This condition is more common with increasing age.

Initial Treatments from €40

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or anhidrosis (dry) will cause changes to skin texture including moist cracks usually between toes and dry cracks (fissures) around the heels. Management of sweaty feet includes sweat-absorbing insoles, airing footwear and topical astringents and deodorants. 

The management of dry skin includes restoring healthy skin texture by the use of emollients and barrier creams which we stock in clinic & online. 

 

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CORN & HARD SKIN REMOVAL

Callus is a yellowish plaque of hard skin and corn is an inverted cone of similarity hard skin which is pushed into the skin. Successful management involves reduction of the callus (hard skin) and enucleation of the corn with a scalpel that is aimed at reducing pain and restoring normal skin function. Padding and dressings is often applied to help redistribute pressure and manage pain.

25 - 35 Minute Treatment Cost €45

35 - 45 Minute Extended Treatment Cost €55

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ROUTINE TREATMENTS

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Fissures can be moist or dry cracks at sites where the skin is under tension. These cracks can be run deep with the potential for infection. The most common sites are the heels and between the toes. Management involves the removal of dry skin and application of hydrating emollients (skin creams). In cases where the fungus is present, topical anti-fungal creams are applied. If the skin excessively sweats, astringents and antiperspirant are recommended. Bacterial infection may complicate this condition and require additional treatment.

Ingrown toenail(s) is diagnosed when the nail plate penetrates the surrounding skin thus becoming red, shiny, tense and swollen. There is often throbbing pain, tenderness, pressure and sometimes sweating. Treatment involves removing the penetrating splinter. Click for more Information on treatment & costs.

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Abnormal thickening (onychauxis) of the nail occurs following damage to nail matrix by a single major trauma or repeated minor traumas. Fungal infections, skin diseases or poor circulation are factors especially in the elderly. Treatment involves reducing the size of thickened nail to as near normal to relieve pain caused by pressure on the nail bed. Nail surgery can also be performed to remove damaged nail permanently. Click for more information on treatment & Costs.

Several chronic inflammatory skin diseases commonly involve the feet. We are able to recognise the clinical features of the most common skin diseases and be aware of appropriate management and referral criteria.

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