Irritated by corns? There are plenty of ways to seek corn treatment from acids that gently burn them away to the kitchen-grater type of skin removers that do exactly as they say on the tin. The average corn, by the time it gets noticed, is going to need some TLC to get your feet back in healthy shape. There is no “cure” for corns as they are not a disease; they are more an attempt by the body to protect you from excessive wear and tear by rapidly building skin cells faster than they are worn off the outer layers, ending in that recognizable bump. Fair play – the body is only doing its job. If we were all to go barefoot like tribal people the world over do, the only way you would be able to survive without foot infections and very sore feet, would be this protective skin growth.
Nowadays a corn treatment is likely to be a much more localized event for the majority of us that wear shoes. Shoes themselves are actually to blame in most cases. Ill fitting and uncomfortable shoes can often result in corns on the feet. Our vanity and lack of finance often mean that footwear is chosen for qualities other than foot health. Corns can appear anywhere on the foot, on the sole, heels or toes. Depending on their location, corns can produce varying degrees of discomfort or pain. With a corn treatment program, these discomforts and painful areas can be managed effectively and often remove corns altogether. Those that have left treatment for some time and allowed corns to get inflamed and painful, may have to be more patient as resolving a chronic corn can take a while and some daily effort.
In particular, inflamed corns may be on the verge of infection. The heat generated is a result of the body’s immune system ridding itself of the bacteria formed in the dead skin layers. When left unchecked, this can result in cracks and broken skin, in turn allowing external bacteria into what is now a wound. A few days inside a warm sock and shoe can result in bacterial multiplication that can result in a serious infection. For these reasons it is important to;
· Clean the area to be treated before removing any dead skin layers.
· Sterilize any implements or abraders used to remove the corn.
· Never use a blade to remove a corn, just a little too deep and a painful and difficult to heal wound will result.
· Use a bactericide after treatment to reduce the chance of infection
· Don’t try to remove it all at once. A better approach is a daily gentle removal procedure
So just by following these simple guidelines a corn treatment can be successful. Paying particular attention to the “gentle removal” advice is advised as this is the most common reason that people end up with painful feet when applying a corn treatment. Corns that appear already inflamed or infected are best examined by a suitable medical practitioner before self-treatment is attempted and application of acid based corn treatments should be avoided where inflammation or cracked skin is present.