Corn on the legs. What to do?
Corns on the legs are hard, coarsened and necrotic areas of the skin. The sensitivity of such areas of the skin is reduced in comparison with the main surface of the skin, it has a hilly structure with a yellowish-gray hue.
Corns on the legs are a protective reaction of the body to the action of various unfavorable factors. The most common places of callus localization are the skin on the hands and feet. As a rule, calluses on the hands are formed at the base of the fingers, they are painless. Corns on the feet are formed due to rubbing fingers, tight shoes, etc.
Their structure can be soft or hard. Corns on the feet appear due to mechanical impact. With prolonged rubbing on a specific area, the skin is necrotic( dies) and transformed into a hard coarse surface.
Treatment of calluses on the legs with the help of medications is carried out only when corns cause severe discomfort or begin to grow.
Painless corns can be cured by using special pads, which reduce the load when walking on the skin of the skin. Sometimes it is enough simply to change shoes to remove such hornfels.
You can use moisturizing ointments and creams to soften the calluses. Removal of calluses on the legs can be carried out in cosmetology centers or clinics.
The process of removing calluses consists of two stages. First prepare the surface of the skin. To do this, use warm soap trays with the addition of ammonia. You can use soda trays, after which salicylic ointment is applied to the affected areas.
Good results are obtained with the use of a detachment according to Adamkiewicz( salicylic acid, lactate acid, petroleum jelly in the ratio of 12: 6: 82) or milk-salicylic colloid( lactate 10,0, salicylic acid 10,0, collodion 80,0).Salicylic acid causes swelling and softening of the horny skin, which is then scraped off well with pumice or special knives. After layer-by-layer scraping of the keratinized surface, it needs to be treated with 5-10% alcohol solution of iodine.
In pharmacies sell corn patches, which can also be used to soften calluses. At home, it is not worth removing the horny skin, as it is possible to infect the wound with a wound. If she nevertheless got into the wound, prescribe antibiotic therapy.
Some types of calluses( painful, too hard) require surgery, since their formation is associated with the development of bursitis and deformation of the fingers.
Many people have a desire to pierce the water calluses on their feet, but this can not be done, since you risk entering an infection in the open wound and getting inflammation. If the corn has already burst, its surface must be treated with an antiseptic agent( hydrogen peroxide or other preparations), then burned with an alcohol solution of iodine or zelenka. In those cases when the wound swells up and suppuration occurs, it is necessary to consult a doctor. The most popular means for treating wet calluses in folk medicine are leaves of plantain and aloe.
Modern medicine offers more humane methods of treating calluses. Using a laser, you can remove tumors without surgery. This method of treatment prevents the development of undesirable consequences. In terms of aesthetics, this is an irreproachable method, with no scars left.
Preventing the appearance of calluses is the proper selection of shoes. Shoes should be comfortable and fit the size of your foot.
Do not forget about feet hygiene. After a shower it is better to use special moisturizing creams for the feet.