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Foot ulcers

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Foot care Looking after your feet When you have diabetes you need to take care of your feet every day Having diabetes can increase your risk of foot ulcers and amputations Daily care can prevent serious complications Check your feet daily for changes or problems Visit a podiatrist annually for a check up or more frequently if your feet are at high risk Why? Your feet are at risk because diabetes can cause damage to the nerves in your feet, blood circulation and infection

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Hand, foot and mouth disease | Raising Children Network

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood illness. It comes up as mouth ulcers and blisters on your childs hands and feet. Its usually harmless.

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Diabetes in Australia

Diabetes in Australia Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australias health system

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Hand, foot and mouth disease - children

Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common in young children, and usually is a mild illness

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Sever's disease - Better Health Channel

Sever's disease is a common cause of heel pain, particularly in the young and physically active.

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Wound care - myDr.com.au

Different types of wounds require different types of care, depending on whether they have resulted from surgery, punctures, burns, tears or ulcers.

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Leg ulcers - ACD

Leg ulcers are extremely common and occur more frequently in elderly people. In countries with developed health systems, 1-3% of the total health budget is spent on treating leg ulcers.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Feet: checklist for foot health - myDr.com.au

Foot problems such as smelly feet, athlete's foot, plantar warts, corns and infected toenails can all be alleviated through good foot care. Use this checklist of quick questions to check the health of your feet. 

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Mouth ulcers - Better Health Channel

In most cases, mouth ulcers are harmless and resolve by themselves in a few days.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease - myDr.com.au

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood illness causing mouth sores and a skin rash. Read about the symptoms, treatment and how to prevent infection by this viral illness.

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