Case Report on Non-Surgical Treatment for Foot Corn

Pranathi Reddy R, Anusha T, Haritha N, Nagendra A, Bhavani D, Gandhimathi R
2018 International Journal of Dermatopathology and Surgery  
Calluses and corns are almost similar in origin which reflects as thick, hardened layers of skin that develops when one's own skin develops its own defense mechanism to protect itself against friction and pressure. Feet, toes fingers and hands are the most commonly affected areas with corn. Corns are usually unsightly. Treatment for corns is required only if it cause any discomfort for daily day-to-day activities. In most of the cases, by simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure
more » ... tion or pressure makes corns to disappear by its own. Diabetes patients are usually at high risk of developing corns due to poor blood circulation to the feet. A 22 years old female patient was admitted to female general medicine with chief complaints of hardened skin at 5 sites over the sole, which had pin pricked pain at the time of walking, which made daily activities at great discomfort. On examination patient presented with 5 raisen and hardened bump like structures on the sole of right leg, which is given in the figure 1. Patient was completely recovered from foot corns after regular use of 12% w/w salicylic acid ointment twice a day for a period of 15 days. Thus, form the case report it is clear that non-surgical procedure helps to treat foot corns appropriately and counseling sis mandatory in cases with corns to prevent future growth of corns
doi:10.26452/ijds.v4i1.36 fatcat:lt5uur6dqzgqzb4kfcd2xjfvsy