Probably not all over the worldfind a man who at least once in his life has not rubbed himself a callus. Almost always this trouble lies in wait for fashionistas, traumatizing their legs with beautiful, but not very comfortable shoes. From scratching the same hands are not insured people associated with physical stress: gardeners, gardeners, gymnasts, tennis players. Having received such a "gift", the first thing that comes to mind: how to remove this corn and whether it is possible to pierce it? And if so, how and with what?
How the water callus
appears The most common corns appear on the feet due to poorly selected shoes or on the palms of people associated with physical labor, playing sports. As a result of friction, the surface layer of the skin( epidermis) begins to wear off, and the deeper layers intensively secrete liquid into this place.
If rubbing occurs over the blood vessels, then a corn is formed. And everything would be fine, but not only our legs suffer from these painful blisters, but the spirits are also deteriorating. Is it a delicate matter, a face twisted in a grimace of pain and a limping gait on a date or, say, a party!
Can I protect myself from calluses?
It has long been known that any problems are much easier to prevent than to eliminate the results of their own negligence. This can not be better for the calluses that have arisen on the hands or feet. In order that in the future there would be no questions, like "how to treat the callus, whether it is necessary to pierce it, whether it can be done on its own", it would be advisable to take advantage of some simple tips:
- Shoes must be selected in size, so that there is not even a hint of inconvenience. Do not think that these wonder-shoes, although cramped, but with time somehow carried. This can lead to the fact that the model shoes will have to be replaced by banal slippers.
- Before a long walk or long trek, you need to find shoes specifically designed for these purposes. On the toes, there should be no rough seams or holes - for this reason very often dropsy occurs.
- Grabbing a shovel in the cottage or in the garden, you can not ignore the gloves - they can best save hands from calluses.
- Because the damp skin is more malleable to rubbing, it is advisable to periodically wipe your hands with a dry cloth, it will be appropriate to use talc. If there are small redness, it is desirable to apply to damaged areas vegetable oil.
- Keep always with a bactericidal plaster, so that a slight abrasion does not turn into a blister.
What is corn( diagram)
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"For" and "Against" puncturing the calluses
As to whether it is possible to pierce corn, there are two absolutely opposite opinions. On the one hand, if the corn is opened, immediately after that the pain will disappear, the feeling of discomfort will disappear, and it will heal much faster. It would seem that it hinders to do this, and why many doctors categorically advise not to pierce the bladder? It turns out that this blister is a natural defense of the body from harmful to the skin friction. Once the corn is punctured, the resulting open wound can become the open door for infection and requires very careful care.
By the way, folk medicine is unanimous with the official one, so when asked if it is possible to puncture a callus, it usually does not advise doing it unnecessarily. Except, unless the corn is in such a place that it will break, or when it is too big. But after the puncture, this place must necessarily be treated with an antiseptic.
What corns can not pierce
In addition to blisters, dry and bloody calluses often appear on the body. Here they can not just pierce. With a dry callus everything is clear: in its coarse part of the corn-water is no longer, therefore, piercing will not bring any result. Is that what will happen if you puncture the corn? Why can not it be pierced?
The fact is that such formations are associated with blood vessels, so any infection will not only penetrate into the wound, but along with the blood will circulate throughout the body. Such corns, especially festering, can be opened exclusively surgically.
In occasion of purulent calluses the answer is categorical - they can not be opened, as this is a purely surgical procedure requiring qualified intervention. Therefore, in no case do not allow this. After all, from the moment of appearance of dropsy to its degeneration into purulent corns, at least a week passes, so there is plenty of time to prevent danger.
Getting rid of calluses, it is very important to carefully weigh all your possibilities and to think whether there is a need to open the callus, can it be done on your own? If there is even the slightest doubt about this, it is better to see a doctor right away. It would seem that corn is a small problem, but apart from discomfort and pain, it can cause more serious consequences in the future.
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How to open the corn correctly
If a corn is formed, whether it is worth piercing or not, it all depends on the situation. Experts advise small water bubbles, which do not cause any particular inconvenience, to be covered with a bactericidal plaster and do not disturb them any more. But if the blister is large and threatens just about to burst, it is better to open it, only it needs to be done very carefully.
It's no secret that many women at the sight of a water bubble are simply inquisitive: "Can such a blister be broken?", Naively associating a dropsy with a balloon. Yes, water blisters are large, especially if they cause inconvenience, it is better to open the blisters. But do not "lop" them as horrible, but in compliance with certain rules.
- Puncture should be performed within 24 hours after the onset of the blister.
- The surface of the bubble before opening should be disinfected with hydrogen peroxide, and the needle must be heated over the fire or treated with alcohol.
- Corn puncture is done parallel to the surface of the skin or from below, so as not to catch the bottom of the callus, as this is the most common cause of inflammation. It is very important that the dome of the corn remains intact.
- For better outflow of liquid, it is better to make at least two punctures, but so that the skin itself does not rupture - it will play the role of "bandage".
- Gently remove all liquid with a sterile bandage or cotton wool, peel the dropsy with a dampened cotton wool dipped in peroxide.
- To prevent infection, apply a grease to the wound( not alcohol!) Or ointment with antibiotic( "Levomekol", "Levomycetin", etc.).
- Apply a bactericidal patch or bandage. To make a dressing twice a day.
Any callus, whatever it is, requires an individual approach, so whether it is necessary to pierce such a corn depends on us. The main thing is to be reasonable in this choice, weigh all the risk factors and try not to harm your health.