Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "foot care"

Foot ulcers

Links to trusted information about foot ulcers.

Read more

Clubfoot

Clubfoot is a birth abnormality that makes one or both of a baby's feet pointed and twisted. The condition doesn't hurt the baby and can be treated. Learn more here.

Read more

Hand, foot and mouth disease symptoms

Trusted information on the symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease.

Read more

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral illness that mainly affects children under 5 years old, but can sometimes affect older children and adults.

Read more

Hand, foot and mouth disease prevention

The best way to prevent hand, foot and mouth disease from spreading is to practise good hygiene.

Read more

Hand, foot and mouth disease treatment

There is no treatment to kill the coxsackievirus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease. The symptoms usually clear up in 7 to 10 days.

Read more

Hand, foot and mouth disease diagnosis

Your doctor can usually diagnose hand, foot and mouth disease based on age, symptoms and the appearance of sores. Laboratory tests, such as blood tests, are not usually needed.

Read more

Foot care

Some health conditions can affect the health of your feet, so it's important to care for them as part of managing your health and wellbeing. Find out more about foot care by reading our page.

Read more

Tinea treatments

Information about tinea treatments, self-care for fungal infections, athletes foot and jock itch.

Read more

Toe and forefoot amputation

Foot disease is a common condition caused by a poor blood supply to your foot. Removing any dead or infected tissue should prevent the spread of infection and improve your mobility.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo