The Potty Purple Pod Blog

Thick Bendy Toenails

A podiatry patient with thick, bendy problem toenails.

When people ring me up and ask how much is it to “just” get their nails cut, I wonder if they think “just” how complicated they can be sometimes? One of the important things I need to bear in mind when I’m cutting thickened nails is, where are the blood…

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Can Antibiotics Cure An Ingrown Toenail?

Ingrown toenail

Let’s talk about antibiotics and ingrown toenails and answer some of your frequently asked questions about it. Can antibiotics cure an ingrown toenail? The answer is no, they can’t! An ingrown toenail is caused by a splinter of nail penetrating the skin, acting as a foreign body. That’s what setting…

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Potty Purple Pod’s Spin On Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Dianne Ashcroft, Podiatrist ready for Strictly Come Dancing

More than half way through the 2019 season of  Strictly Come Dancing  with the Blackpool episode behind us isn’t it incredible! The standards really do get better and better every year. I’m honestly blown away by how quickly everyone is improving and becoming dancers before our eyes! I’d love to…

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Potty Purple Pod and the Fungus Fight!

A big toe with nail fungus

How many times do you think I’ve heard someone say “I think I’ve got toe nail fungus, its ugly and I hate it”? Would you be surprised if I told you it’s quite a lot? Nail fungus is far more common than you’d think!  Around 80% of the population suffering…

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Verruca: What is it?

Verrucas before treatment

Officially, its a viral skin infection of the outer (epidermal) layer of skin caused by the human papilloma virus. In normal terms – a verruca is a foot wart, caused by a virus. Much like the common cold, there’s many different types of the virus. Luckily, like the common cold,…

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