Hurst Podiatry Blog

I have a corn should I use a corn pad?

Corn pads are typically made with a caustic product called salicylic acid in them. This acid is designed to “burn” away the corn layers removing them and thus eliminating the pain. The problem can be that this acid does not know the difference between corn tissue and healthy skin and if you place slightly on the wrong spot, leave it on for too long or get the acid wet so it runs at all you can have big problem, particularly if you have circulation issues or are diabetic. Corn pads can be used but you need to be careful with them we normally recommend letting us remove the corn carefully with scalpel blade this has the advantage of being pretty much painless and we can make sure we got the whole corn and not some that nice healthy skin living next door to your nasty corn.

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