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Day: July 18, 2017

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De-Feet Dry Skin

As an Advanced Podortho Nurse Specialist I searched for many years to find a product for dry skin that I could use in my practice and that my clients could use at home. There are so many creams, lotions and emollients on the market and I am sure I tried them all. My problem was I had so many different skin types and conditions to deal with, and ages ranging from young to 100+. I had clients with allergies, diabetes, impaired skin function, healing wounds, psoriasis, and overall moisture loss and neglect. When a client comes to a Podortho Nurse/Advanced Foot Care Nurse, it has come to a point where they cannot manage their care on their own due to a foot and lower leg problem, or want the trust of a professional using proper infection control standards.

About 15 years ago I was introduced to Allpresan at a Nursing Foot Care conference. One of my Foot Care medical suppliers attending the conference suggested I try it. I was told it was a Medical Foam Cream originally made for diabetes in Germany. It was slightly more expensive then the cheap everyday creams used on the body but less than some of the medical creams found in the drug stores having great claims for the feet. I will willing to try it and left the conference with product and the brochure in hand.

I read the literature. WOW, if it works as it claims, then I’m in business, as the doubts still lingered in my head. Well, I am here to admit it works and have been using it ever since on myself, shared it with family and friends, use it in my practice and my clients use it at home.

As a nurse we are not suppose to promote a specific product but give the client options, but though experience and the results from my clients I have seem amazing results with the Allpresan Pro product line. It does not clog pores, lets the skin breathe for normal skin function, no greasy feeling so you can put socks and stocking on right away including compression socks and there are no colourings or preservatives so I can use it on all my clients. I have never had a client reaction or problem on all my client skin types having given foot care treatments to thousands of clients.

The product cannot be purchased through your local retail store. You may find it though a foot care specialist in the medial or beauty industry. You can find the product thought the Allpresan Pro website and locate a distributor where they can direct you to a foot care specialist or spa. I also have it available to purchase, for my clients. You may also ask your Foot care provider if they can get it for you though their medical supplier. We also carry it at our school for our students to purchase for their professional use and for their clients at home.

Happy Feet

Linda England RPN MDRT

Podortho Nurse/Educator

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How to Wear & Use Correct Toes

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Fungus Among Us

Fungus among Us

Did you know that your body hosts more than 80 types of fungus, and the body part with the most is the heel, followed by the rest of the foot?

According to Life reporter- Jessica McDiarmid of the Toronto star, Found May 27, 2013. Researchers at the U.S National Institutes of Health launched a study of human fungal skin diversity using DNA sequencing.

“By gaining a more complete awareness of the fungal and bacterial ecosystems, we can better address associated skin diseases, including skin conditions which can be related to cancer treatments,” said Dr. Heidi Kong, one of the authors of the study. The research was published this week in Nature. Researchers focused on areas of the body associated with fungal infection, testing 14 sites on 10 healthy adults. Feet, by far host the most fungi types. Along with 80 found on the heel, researches found about 60 types on toenails and 40 in toe webbing.

Arms carry between 18 and 32 types of fungi, inside the elbow, on the inner forearm and the palm. The head and torso have the fewest types, with 2-10 depending on the site. Though fungal infections are common, difficulties growing fungi in a lab complicated diagnosis and treatment. Using DNA sequencing, researchers were able to identify more than 80 types of fungi. Traditional culturing methods produced just 18.

DNA sequencing reveals the great diversity of fungi, even those that are hard to grow in culture,” said co-author Julie Segre. “The data from our study gives us a baseline about normal individuals that we never had before.” Fungi levels were similar in each person and didn’t seem to change much over time-researchers tested twice, up to three months apart. “The bottom line is your feet are teeming with fungal diversity,” said Segre. “So wear your flip flops in locker rooms if you don’t want to mix your foot fungi with someone else’s fungi.

As Podortho / Advanced Foot Care Nurses we see fungus everyday in our practices either on the skin or on the toenails. We all know the fungus likes warm, dark and damp places, the importance of client education for at home is just as important as the care we give. This includes disinfecting our shoes and socks, to using products and treatments that are applied to the skin and nails. Some of our clients are not able to comply with home treatments due to the inability to reach there feet; we may have to work with their families or health care providers to help.

Routine foot care is always the best option, especially for those with complications regarding their foot and lower limb care like diabetes and circulatory problems. Using our advanced knowledge in assessment and skill we can keep our clients comfortable by reducing toenail thickness and monitoring skin problems that may arise. Podortho Nurses are often the first to notice these issues and will work with our health care teams and the client to treat and educate to reduce further complications and provide management strategies and on- going care plans of prevention and healing.

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