About - All you need to know about corns
How corns develop
The skin is made up of several layers. The outer layer, the epidermis, acts as a protective barrier for the deeper, more sensitive layers of the skin.
If the skin is exposed to permanent pressure and friction e.g. from ill-fitting shoes, it reacts by building up this outer layer, thus forming callous skin (see also: Instant help for dry and calloused skin). If the pressure persists, especially in a specific spot, the callous skin can form a corn with a hard core that reaches the deeper, sensitive skin structures and thus causes pain. This core is often called the „root” of the corn.
Corns can appear either as white/ gray or yellow/ brown in colour depending on your skin type. Symptoms include pain and swelling around the corn and discomfort with direct pressure when walking.
Corns mostly occur on the top of the toes and on the outside of the fifth toe, i.e. the areas where there is the most pressure from the shoes. The most painful form of corn is the type where the corn becomes entwined with the nerves of the skin.
Corns can also occur at the sole of the foot and as so-called soft corns in between toes where the skin is moist from sweat or inadequate drying.
Treatment - Easy-to-follow tips and advice
The first measure...
For easy and convenient removal...
It will give instant relief from pressure, while at the same time help to remove corns with its effective ingredient (salicylic acid).
after having cleaned and dried the affected area first. Leave it to work and replace the plaster after two days.
Don’t try to remove the corn with sharp objects such as blades etc.
„How does a corn plaster work its magic and combat corns so efficiently? The Hansaplast Corn plaster contains an active ingredient that will soften your corn: the salicylic acid in the center of the foam ring acts by loosening the structure holding together the horny cells of the corn.
„Easy does it:
Our corn plasters will
deal with your corn
by softening it“
Solutions - Hansaplast products that will help
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Prevention - Smart ways to do it better
What you can do to prevent corns:
Choose well fitting shoes and change shoes frequently. Wearing different types of shoes will prevent pressure from a shoe that might be too tight from leaving its marks on your toes.
Take care of your feet daily with special moisturising foot creams such as Hansaplast Regenerating Foot Cream.
As a preventive measure we recommend Hansaplast Corn Protection Pads and Hansaplast Callous Protection Pads on areas that are exposed to a lot of pressure, or, latest, as soon as first signs of a corn are recognised. The soft and self-adhesive pads protect against painful pressure and relieve pain at once.
For further information regarding Hansaplast products, please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages. Consult a health professional if our tips won‘t help or in case you have or suspect a medical condition.