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Corn
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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How is Corn diagnosed?

Corns can be spotted easily. One doesn’t need any diagnostic tool to find corn on the leg. They may have a tender spot in the middle, which is surrounded by dead skin that’s yellow in colour.

How is Corn prevented?

Preventing corn is very simple. One can follow the below-mentioned measures and keep corn at bay:

  • Wear proper shoes
  • Use protective coverings
  • Wear padded gloves

Foot Corn: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

What is the treatment for Corn?

Following are the treatment measures that are used in treating corn:

  • Trimming Away Excess Skin: The doctor may trim the corn by shaving the dead skin with a scalpel. This must be done by a professional and not at home as it may lead to unnecessary infections and complications.
  • Soaking Feet: One can soak the feet in water regularly and use a pumice stone or callus file to soften and reduce the size of the corn.
  • Padding: Wearing a donut-shaped pad over the corn can help reduce the pressure exerted on it and reduce the irritation caused by that.
  • Lamb Wool Cushion: Using a bit of lamb’s wool between the toes where the corn is will help cushion the corn and reduce the irritation.
  • Right Shoes: Wearing the right shoes is extremely important as there are a number of problems that can be prevented by wearing the right shoes, and corn is one of them.

We have a special foot and ankle unit open round the clock with a senior doctor available 24/7 in Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad. We have provided exemplary services to our patients throughout the years and have become one of the best hospitals in Hyderabad.

References: 
  • Corn. Healthline Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/foot-corn Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
  • Corn. Mayoclinic Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/corns-and-calluses/symptoms-causes/syc-20355946 Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
  • Corn. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-corns-calluses-basics Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
  • Corn. Medicine Net. Avaiable at: https://www.medicinenet.com/corns/article.htm Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
  • Corn. Cleveland Clinic. Avaiable at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16896-corns-and-calluses Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
Disclaimer:
“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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