Hurst Podiatry Blog

Can I try a corn pad for a corn?

Most corn pads have salicylic acid in them to help burn the core of the corn out.

The problem here is despite how these pads are often marketed, the acid can and will burn any skin it comes into contact with, including any healthy normal skin near the corn.

This can cause a chemical burn resulting in infection or an ulcer.

The acid can also be affected by water making it run onto other skin burning that skin too.

We recommend having the corn carefully removed by our team and while we’re at it we can chat about trying to prevent the corn from coming back

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