Thursday, 13 March 2014

Calluses and Corns Treatment

Calluses and Corns on hand, foot, toes - Causes & Treatment

Hardened thick dead skin on feet or hands is called Calluses and Corns. Generally, it is gray or yellow in color. Initially, it does not cause any pain. However, if untreated, it can grow deep inside and causes severe pain when pressured. It is normal for an active person to suffer from calluses and corns. Below I have mentioned the main causes of corns and how I cure my corns.

Main Causes of Calluses and Corns
1) It is caused due to pressure on the skin of feet or hand.
2) Friction or injury can also result in Calluses and Corns.
3) Pressure from footwear is the main cause of calluses and corns on the feet.

What to avoid?
If you are suffering from feet calluses and corns avoid the following:
1) Avoid tight shoes, high-heeled shoes, loose shoes and shoes with a thin sole. In simple words, wear proper fitted shoes.
2) Avoid wearing sandals and shoes without socks.
3) Avoid exposing the corn to water.

Treatment - Duofilm: Use this treatment during initial stage.
When the corn is in initial stage, it is usually soft. Apply Duofilm which contains Salicylic acid and Lactic Acid Collodion for the treatment of corns and calluses in the initial stage.

Direction of use
Apply the liquid drops on the corn area twice a day. Leave for one hour after applying the liquid. After an hour remove the cream / surface created with the cotton slowly.

Treatment - Corn Cap: Use this treatment when corn is hard
If the corn is hard you need to apply the Corn Cure Cap which comes in two sizes. Corn cap is filled with ointment containing Salicylic Acid. Apply the same as per the size of the corn.

Direction to use
1) Clean the skin around the corn with hot water.
2) Dry thoroughly with the clean towel. This is most important to ensure adhesion.
3) Remove the release paper and position the foam case pad so that it surrounds the corn.
4) Fix the adhesive straps, so that it should not move or slip
5) The corn cap should be left in the position for at least 4 days.

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