diseases

CORNS AND CALLOSITIES


Introduction:

In our day to day activities as we walk around or work sometimes a great force is applied to your hands and feet. Due to this, your skin is subjected to friction and pressure. Skin often protects itself by building up corns and calluses i.e. Thick, hardened layers of skin.








Complications of corns and calluses are rare except in diabetic patients who are more prone to ulcers and infections. Hence they should take good care of their feet and get the corns and calluses treated.

Diagnosis can be made by examination of the skin by a doctor.
X-ray to rule out other causes of hardened skin and also to know whether any physical abnormality is causing corns and calluses.

Eliminating the cause can be helpful in treating corns and calluses such as changing your ill fitting shoes. Calluses on the hand can be treated by wearing gloves during gardening or during activities that cause friction.

If calluses are due to bunions (A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe which causes a bump on the edge of your foot, at the joint of your big toe.) then it has to be treated accordingly.

In case of diabetics' skin should be protected and taken care to ensure that there is no infection.

Homeopathic medicines taken internally offer permanent cure for corns and calluses. Homeopathy also prevents its recurrences. It offers a painless and non surgical cure for corns and calluses leaving behind no scar.

A homeopathic doctor while examining the patient will consider the location, sensation - whether there is any burning sensation or itching present. The individualization of the patient is important part of Homeopathy, considering the patients nature, his mental symptoms, desires and aversions and many more things. After that a homeopathic remedy is prescribed which leads to permanent cure.


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