Hardens and corns

You may get a hardening if you use shoes that press against the foot. Then the skin becomes hard and thick. You can then get a cornucopia if the hardening is strained or worn for a long time. Then the hardness is pressed into the skin like a thorn and it can hurt a lot. You can get rid of the hassle but it can take time.

For example, hardens and corns can sit on or between the toes, or under the foot. You get lighter cures if you have low foot arches or if one or more toes rub against each other.

When and where should I seek care?

Contact a  health care center if you have long-term or recurring problems or if it hurts a lot. At the health center you can get help with the right diagnosis and advice, but no treatment. You can contact many receptions by logging in.

You can contact a health care center if you have diabetes and need help with foot care. You can also talk to your doctor or diabetes nurse.

Contact a pediatrician for help with taking care of your feet.

What can I do for myself?

There are some things you can do to relieve and prevent trouble.

Important to wear good shoes

The most important thing is to use shoes that do not press against the foot. Then the area is relieved by pressure or hardens from pressure.

Relieve, relieve and treat

There are several different products that relieve, relieve or treat hardens and corns, for example:

  • Ointment, solution, and patch with salicylic acid. Salicylic acid causes the top layer of skin to soften and relax. The patches also seem to relieve. You should be careful when using the patches as they easily loosen up the surrounding skin so you can get redness, itching or eczema.
  • Cornstorm treatment in the form of a pen.
  • Patches that relieve pressure and soften hardens and corns.
  • Filters that you put around the corns. They reduce pressure and pain.
  • Foot care products that soften hardens and keep the skin soft, such as creams and foot baths.

Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure what to use.

Shoe inserts can change the load and thus reduce the pressure on the toes or pads. You can buy these in some auxiliary or sporting goods stores.

How to reduce the risk of hardening and corns

Soften the skin in a foot bath with lukewarm water for about 20 minutes. Carefully peel harder skin with sandpaper and then grease with foot cream or a softening cream.

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