Wet corn: causes, treatment
Wet corn: causes, treatment
мар 09, 2024

The long-awaited warmth will come soon. Stylish shoes have already been bought for the new season. When we change into new shoes, many people get wet calluses. They bring discomfort, often cause severe pain and prevent a person from walking. Let's find out what kind of damage it is, why they occur, and how to treat them correctly.

What kind of defeat is this

Wet calluses are defects of the skin that are formed as a result of prolonged mechanical action – pressure or friction on certain areas of the skin. This is a typical condition for areas of the human body that are subject to constant stress, for example, on the palms, soles of the feet, between the toes and on the heels.

The main reason for the appearance of wet calluses is the active mechanical effect on the skin when wearing incorrectly selected shoes, prolonged walking, standing on your feet, using tools without hand protection. This leads to irritation of the skin, the formation of microcracks and damage.

A bubble with liquid contents is formed due to the shift of the surface layers of the epidermis relative to those tissues of the dermis that are located below. People often don't notice the initial changes. Then the skin in the area of damage turns red and swells. If the exposure continues, the epidermis finally peels off. A cavity filled with tissue fluid forms at this point.

Wet calluses are painful and cause discomfort when walking. Therefore, it is worth taking proper care of the skin, preventing their appearance and treating them in a timely manner to avoid complications.

Treatment methods

If wet calluses are properly treated and protect the damaged area from negative effects, they heal quite quickly, leaving no traces behind. For proper treatment, they are recommended to do the following:

  1. Cleansing. First, clean the skin around the affected area. Then treat the surface with an antiseptic to prevent infection of the tissues.
  2. The autopsy. The exfoliated skin is pierced with a sterilized needle in the lateral part of the corn. To improve the outflow, several punctures are performed. Then a sterile cloth is pressed until liquid comes out of the cavity.
  3. The use of an aerosol dressing. Apply Pentazol to the damaged area to protect the wound from the penetration of pathogenic bacteria and anesthesia. Repeat the procedure according to the instructions on the package.

If necessary, wear a protective bandage or patch to prevent further mechanical damage to the corn. Give the skin time to recover, avoid friction or pressure on the healing area.

Do not forget to monitor the condition of the corn. If necessary, contact a specialist for advice. Proper and timely care will help to heal the corn faster and prevent possible complications.

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