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Treatment of corns

Treatment of corns

Treatment of corns

Treatment of corns

Consultation and assessment

Corn is a recurring problem which can be avoided by taking care not to cause excessive friction around toes. The treatment consists of keratolytic agents which help to dissolve the hard corn. Supportive measures are also helpful, like soaking the affected foot in warm water to soften the corn, followed by rubbing it gently by pumice stone to remove the dead layer of skin. Avoid wearing toe strap footwear if prone to corn formation between the toes. Orthotic footwear may also be tried. Individuals with diabetes are recommended to consult a podiatrist for adequate management of corns and prevention of injury to the foot. Medications like antibiotics may be provided if the corn becomes infected. Surgery is usually not needed unless the corns are persistent and severe.

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