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I have seen an increase in the number of patient’s presenting with what I call Festival Feet.  
 
This would have been called Trench Foot (originating in 1812 with Napoleon’s Army) and more recently Immersion Feet. Immersion Feet has been seen in people who assist in disasters and foot soldiers who are deep in jungle environments. 
 
Festival Feet – yes, you’ve guessed it, occurs amongst the population who brave the wet and wild festival season. 
 
These adventurers unwittingly expose their feet to cold (below 15°C), wet and often unhygienic conditions for prolonged periods of time, although the condition can take less than a day to manifest. 
 
 
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