Calluses, corns, dry heels with cracks - these words, even aloud, already cause unpleasant sensations. Buying a variety of and advertised products, you may find yourself in the hands of something that is not only useless, but can also lead to serious consequences. Salicylic patch can be attributed to such cases, if you do not know all the nuances of its use. And to figure out what is dangerous, this "little helper" in the fight against corns will tell the podiatrist of the network of clinics TsIDK Yulia Mironikhina.
“Such a patch positions itself as an attribute for the treatment of corns, providing an antiseptic and keratolytic effect. Sounds pretty? May be. Helpful? I doubt it. The salicylic plaster not only softens rough skin, but also healthy skin, causing incredible harm to the patient's health,”says a specialist of the CIDK network of clinics.
Causes of corns and calluses
The causes of the development of keratinized skin on the legs are factors that cause pressure and friction. Women are much more likely to experience discomfort from wearing beautiful but uncomfortable shoes.
Other reasons include:
Hyperhidrosis of the feet
Why is a salicylic patch dangerous?
The main active ingredient of such a device is salicylic acid, which softens the tissues of the corns, and the plaster also contains a substance like sulfur that kills microorganisms. But this description hides the fact that the patch also adheres to healthy skin, which also softens under the action of acid, which in the future can lead to serious consequences. In addition, manufacturers advise wearing such a bandage for up to two days. As a result, we get: a chemical burn not only in people with diabetic foot syndrome, with calluses and corns, but also in healthy people who wanted to slightly hide the trouble and get rid of it.
Such a patch is only able to temporarily soften the skin, but in the presence of corns, the rod itself remains inside, which will not solve this problem without the help of a specialist. The podiatrist, in the presence of corn kernels, removes it with the help of special tools and professional keratolytics, which gently and gently make the skin pliable, without violating the integrity of the skin.
Before resorting to all sorts of methods of treatment at home, it is worth first eliminating the causes of the appearance of corns:
Calluses on the outside of the toes are tight shoes. It is necessary to switch to another style or to an orthopedic line
A callus on the metatarsus is a deformity of the foot. Together with specialists, choose orthopedic shoes that will pre-create a model of your foot, with all the bends and problem areas
In order to correctly and for a long time to rid yourself of problem areas on the legs, you need to seek help from a doctor for a long time. He will select the necessary treatment based on the size of the focus of the problem and its stage.
Instead of wearing a plaster for 2 days, while the wound is exposed to air blockage, releasing the blood, it is better to apply a sterile bandage with antiseptic ointment and make an appointment with a specialist so that complications do not appear
If the patient suffers from diabetes mellitus, then the salicylic patch is strictly contraindicated for him. Since when getting a burn, wounds in diabetics are very difficult and wounds heal for a long time. Therefore, according to the appointment of a podiatrist, it is necessary to clean off calluses and corns strictly under the supervision of a specialist with the help of a hardware pedicure.
After the procedure, recommendations for skin care are prescribed, and, if necessary, a line of orthopedic shoes, which reduces the load on the foot and corrects gait disturbances and changes in the shape of the toes.