Uncomfortable and too narrow shoes, sweating, as well as the need for prolonged standing lead to various damage to the skin of the feet. The most unpleasant is the corn between the toes, as it is extremely painful and heals for a long time. In addition, such wounds, if left untreated, harden, and can transform into hard corns with a rod.
What causes dry and weeping corn between the toes?
In addition to the reasons already mentioned, the problem under consideration arises against the background of some diseases:
- rheumatoid arthritis;
- bone growths;
- flat feet;
- valgus deformity of the foot;
- pathologies accompanied by edema of the extremities;
Under the influence of these factors, a “dropsy” is first formed on the skin – a blister with lymphoid fluid inside. After opening it, a wound remains, which gradually transforms into a dense callus between the toes with the rod.
This process can be avoided if the treatment of chafed skin is started in time and its drying is prevented.
How to remove different corns between the toes?
Treatment of a small blister is carried out with drugs that dry, disinfect and promote healing:
- hydrogen peroxide;
- iodine tincture;
Large “dropsy” have to be pierced with a needle treated with an antiseptic, and gently squeeze out the liquid from them without cutting off the skin. After such a manipulation, it is necessary to lubricate the wound with Levomekol ointment and seal it with a bactericidal plaster.
There are quite a few ways to get rid of hard callus between the toes, but the safest is its gradual removal. It is necessary to steam the feet in the bath and gently treat the rough skin with a pumice stone. After that, it is recommended to apply any keratolytic agent with salicylic acid or apply a special patch.
If a core has already formed, home methods will not be enough. Its extraction should be carried out only by a specialist through laser exposure or cryodestruction.
Treatment of chronic corns between the toes with folk remedies
Alternative medicine offers to deal with the problem under consideration in a comprehensive manner.
First you need to make baths that soften the skin, with the following components:
- decoction of chamomile and oak bark;
- laundry soap;
After careful treatment of the corn, it is necessary to apply compresses based on the following products:
- fresh tomato;
- prunes boiled in milk;
- onion or garlic juice;
- boiled potatoes.
It is worth noting that these remedies are only suitable for the treatment of dry corns, it is better to remove corns with the help of modern medicine.