What the F*** do I do with that?. How to deal with some common problems presenting to GP Registrars. Introduction. Minor Ailments and other less glamorous medical problems are often neglected during medical education
How to deal with some common problems presenting to GP Registrars
Related to the "Primary Care Management" and "Problem Solving Skills" Domains of the new curriculum
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Commonest site in males = back and females = leg
16-24 year olds, when compared with older age groups:
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Anagen (growth phase)-longest phase lasting 3-5years, with up to 90% of follicles in it at any one time.
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Telogen Phase (resting stage)-Hair remains in the follicles but does not grow. Lasts about 3 months.
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This shows how very important it is to make the patients realise all the treatment options and the true prognosis. It may help to prevent the patients seeking miracle cures which are often very expensive.
The nail becomes 'ingrowing' when the side of the nail cuts into the skin next to the nail.
The distal lateral edges of the nail grow inwards and so damage the skin.
May be accompanied by secondary infections and granulation tissue.
Nails of big toe most commonly affected.
Common in teenagers and young adults.