Tinea

Do you suffer from Tinea or Athlete’s Foot? Let us help!

Tinea Pedis, also known as Athlete’s foot, is a highly common fungal infection of the foot. Sufferers generally contract the infection from public areas, like swimming pools, hotel floors and communal showers/change rooms. It is highly contagious but often very easily treated.

Diagnosing Tinea

There are several symptoms that indicate that you have Tinea. These include;

General dryness, without itchiness (chronic stage)

Redness of the skin

Thickened, discoloured toenails

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How we treat Tinea

The appropriate treatment for tinea will depend on the severity of the condition. Like many fungal infections, tinea can be treated easily however can occasionally be known to be particularly stubborn in clearing the fungus. If left untreated, tinea can become cracked and painful.

Correct advice regarding the choice of topical ointment for the type of tinea you have is important for good results. A Podiatrist can help to identify the type of tinea you have and advise you on the best course of treatment.

For further information on Tinea and how best to treat this condition, book an appointment by clicking a Book Online Now button or alternatively, to speak with one of our staff please call (03) 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly. We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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