Corns

A corn is a thickening of the surface layer on the skin.  They usually form on the top of toes, tip of toes or even between toes.

Foot corns are usually caused by too much pressure.  Corns can result from:

  • Tight fitting shoes
  • Tight socks
  • Tight stockings
  • Shoe rubbing against the toe
  • Crooked toes
  • Deformed toes

Although foot corns are not serious, complications can occur if left untreated. Some of the most common complications are:

  • Infection
  • Development of an ulcer
  • Development of a fluid-filled sac under the corn

There are many medications that can be used to treat foot corns. In some cases, surgical corn removal may be needed.

Athlete’s Foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a skin disease caused by a foot fungus that usually occurs between the toes. The fungus attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment that encourages fungus growth. Warm, damp areas around swimming pools, showers, and locker rooms, are also breeding grounds for fungi.

Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot include drying skin, itching, scaling, inflammation, and blisters on and between the toes. This condition can spread to the soles of the feet and to the toenails as well as other parts of the body, which is why timely Athlete’s Foot treatment is so important.

You can prevent Athlete’s Foot by:

  • Not walking barefoot, particularly in public pools and locker rooms.
  • Reducing foot perspiration by using talcum powder.
  • Wearing light and airy shoes.
  • Wearing socks that keep your feet dry, and changing them frequently if you perspire heavily

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