Tag: Infection

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Back Surgeries for Tumors and Infections

You may need to consider surgical intervention for your back problem that is caused by a tumour or infection. Removal of Spinal Tumours Spinal tumours are growths found on the bones and ligaments at the spine, the spinal cord or on the nerve roots. The tumours can be benign (noncancerous) or ┬ámalignant (cancerous). During the […]

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Understanding Skin Sores

Managing Skin Sores Skin sores are characterised by the appearance of blisters, bumps or ulcers on the skin around the body. Some common causes of skin sores include: Underlying health conditions (e.g. eczema, diabetic leg ulcers, skin cancer) Pressure damage (e.g. skin sores) Infection (e.g. cold sores, chicken pox) Burn (e.g. scald, sunburn, frostbite, chemical […]

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Surgical Nail Removal for Fungal Nail Infections

Surgical Nail Removal Overview You may want to consider surgical nail removal for severe or recurrent fungal nail infections. The whole nail or only a portion of the nail can be removed surgically. Surgical nail removal can be done at the clinic. The orthopaedic surgeon will give an injection in the finger or toe for […]

Ingrown Toe Nail
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Ingrown Toe Nail

What is Ingrown Toe Nail? An ingrown toe nail is a painful condition of the toe. It occurs when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin at the end or side of the toe. Pain and inflammation at the spot where the nail curls into the skin occurs first. The inflamed area […]