What is Matt Hancock's trench foot condition? | The Sun

TRENCH foot is a painful condition that is usually associated with World War I soldiers.

But I'm A Celebrity campmate Matt Hancock has also battled this awful condition that affects the feet.

What is trench foot?

Trench foot happens when feet are wet for long periods of time.

The condition, which varies in severity, can be painful but often clears up in one to three days.

However, if ignored it can take up to six months to get rid of symptoms such as itching, painful skin, blisters and feelings of numbness and heaviness.

Trench foot is usually associated with World War I soldiers, who suffered with it when they were fighting in the trenches.

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Many caught the condition as they endured the exposure to water at the bottom of the dug out trenches.

It's reported over 20K solders had trench foot during World War I.

How is trench foot treated?

During the First World War, soldiers were given bed rest, and lead and opium foot washes, as initial treatment.

Once their symptoms improved, they would start to apply plant-based oil and massage the affected areas.

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These days, those with trench foot are told to rest and elevate the affected foot to encourage circulation, and prevent new blisters from forming.

Patients are given painkillers to cope with the pain and swelling during the treatment period.

Anyone who suspects that they may be suffering from trench foot are advised to take off their socks, clean the affected areas straight away, dry their feet thoroughly, try to warm their feet, and see a doctor to avoid complications.

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The Sun exclusively revealed how Matt Hancock could be ruled out of doing Bushtucker Trials because of the condition.

Viewers have made it clear they're desperate to vote for the disgraced MP to do nasty challenges.

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But they might not get the chance to make the former Health Secretary suffer after all.

It's after we revealed that Matt got trench foot while filming Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins and it might not have cleared up.

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