How to get rid of dry calluses on the legs,toes, methods of removing calluses, cream, patch,solution

Update: October 2018

The dry corn, better known as the sling, is pretty
common education on the feet due to prolonged
friction or increased pressure on the skin. Externally, the squirrel looks
like a seal on the plantar part of the foot with a thickening in the middle,
which is actually a cluster of dead cells –
hyperkeratosis. The disease has no infectious nature and
contagious to others.

Causes of dry calluses on the legs

They are formed for a long time due to constant
increased pressure on a certain area of ​​skin or friction. Can
occur on any part of the plantar surface of the foot, which
subject to mechanical stress: on the toes, metatarsus, heel
(see causes of heel pain). Very rarely corns appear on the roof.

Internal causes: External causes:
  • Age-related changes of the body: excessive loss of moisture, loss
    skin elasticity and propensity to damage
  • Violations of posture, flat feet
  • GI dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Circulatory disorders of the lower extremities
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neurological pathology
  • Vitamin and hypovitaminosis
  • Increased sweating feet
  • Bone spur
  • Overweight
  • Tight and uncomfortable shoes, rubbing the feet, shoes with heels.
    This is the most common cause of natoptyshey
  • Wearing shoes without socks
  • Wearing synthetic socks and stockings
  • Occupation by certain sports: running, gymnastics,
  • Walking barefoot on gravel, pebbles

 Varieties of dry corn

Corn on the leg can be: soft, hard and pivotal.

Твердая  – это плотный закрытый нарост, не вызывающий
discomfort when walking. Light pain can be felt only when
pressure on the corn. More often localized to plantar and lateral
surface of the feet, heels.

Мягкая  является уплотнением на коже с открытой
surface (similar to a wound) or in the form of a bubble with a liquid
inside. When you click on it, there is pain. Characteristic of
interdigital spaces.

Corn with a core has a root that leaves in the form of a cone
deep into the skin. Its center has a central translucent zone.
increased density or core of dry corn. Causes discomfort
and pain when walking. Most often formed on the toe: lateral
surfaces of 2–5 toes and dorsal surface of interphalangeal

Vascular and fibrous – more rare species. With vascular
calluses in the core part there are blood vessels, fibrous –
is a very dense hyperkeratosis that looks like


  • Appearance – they are yellowish white or gray,
    rough (more often) or smooth (less often) surface. Corn Shape
    oval or round. Can be convex and flat.
  • The surrounding tissue is often swollen and inflamed.
  • Pain – most often occurs with targeted pressure
    on her, but maybe when walking.
  • Decreased sensitivity – with a light touch
    affected skin sensitivity is reduced.


Very often corns are complicated by a bacterial infection, and
then the pain and inflammation make walking on the legs
painful and even impossible. Bumps are prone to progression,
those. sprawl with the seizure of new areas of healthy skin and cure
they are very difficult.


You can diagnose a dry corn yourself, relying on
characteristic external signs, but it is better to visit a dermatologist,
which will make the correct diagnosis (differentiated from
plantar warts, articular pads, keratoderma,
psoriatic callus) and tell you how to treat this formation.


It is believed that if the callus does not cause pain, treat it
not necessary. However, this is not true: the aesthetic appearance of such feet is far
from perfection, and the absence of pain and discomfort is not
guarantee that these symptoms do not appear in a month or two. Everything
therapeutic methods are aimed at removing the dead layer

Drug treatment

Salicylic acid cream and ointment

Action: Regular use of such agents leads to
gradual burning out of the growth of his bed. Salicylic ointment
superimposed on the corn after the bath, on dry skin, on top
stick a protective patch. So that the drug does not affect
surrounding tissue, a patch is applied to the skin with a cut out
hole in it on the size of the corn. The procedure is repeated one or two.
once a day, the maximum duration of treatment is 28 days. Can
использовать салициловую кислоту в solutionе, смачивая им кусочек
wadding and applying to the place of growth. Corns plaster
glued and removed together with dead skin
over time.

Salicylic ointment 3%, 5% или салициловая кислота (solution) 20-30
Bottega Verde Cream, 350-450 rubles �”Stoletnik” cream for heels from corns and corns,
manufacturer LLC “KorolevFarm”, price 80r.
Немозоль 70 rub.
Крем Намозоль 911, цена 110 rub. Kollomak, 300-370 rubles (pharmacy) Paste “5 days”, price 60 rub. (pharmacy) Пластырь Салипод 50-100 руб (pharmacy)

Lactic acid cream and ointment

Action: They soften the horny tissue, less aggressive
action than salicylic. Put a thick layer on the corn (after
baths, on dry feet), covered with wax paper on top and
Wear wool socks. After 2 hours, softened skin gently
they are scraped off with a special nail file, and the remnants of the cream are washed off with warm
water The procedure is repeated after 1-2 days.

Супер Антимозоль, цена 100 rub. The effect of JSC “Freedom” (in Auchan) is effective from corns, 50
Lactic acid solution Green pharmacy (lactic and salicylic acid extract
подорожника и пр.) 170 rub.

Drugs on the basis of celandine

Action: Celandine cleanses the skin from formations, decomposing horny
cells Use: The drug is applied after steaming.
bath plastic stick strictly on the area of ​​corns twice in
day 2-10 days in a row. Cauterization duration is
10–12 minutes. Read more about the benefits and contraindications of celandine.

Бальзам «Горный чистотел», 50-100 rub. Мозоль Ка, 70 rub.  Celandine juice Стопмозоль с чистотелом, 80 rub.

Sodium hydroxide based products

Action: This is an aggressive alkali that eats away at the horn.
cells Means is applied on previously cleared and
steamed corn is very careful not to hurt healthy skin.
For this there is a special applicator. With proper application
the growth is dark, but there is no pain or burning. Within 1-2 days dead
tissues gradually fall away. If necessary, repeat the application

Супер Чистотело, 30 rub. Супер Чистотел 20-30 rub. Супер Чистотел 20-30 rub. Гель Антипапиллом, 130 руб (pharmacy)

Propellant-based products (refrigerants)

Action: This is a new word in pharmacology otherwise called
home cryotherapy, more used for treating warts,
but also used for dry growths – Wartner handle for removal
corns (500 rubles), CryoPharma (700 rubles). Usage: Special
the applicator is applied in place, the skin turns pale and forms
water bubble under which there is healthy tissue. Bubble
dries out and gradually disappears.

Phenol based products

Action: The fabric is burned down and mummified – Condilin (700 rub),
Vartek, Verrukatsid (220 rubles). Application: Corn very carefully
обрабатывается solutionом и сушится на воздухе. Gradually she
dries out and disappears. If necessary, processing is repeated.


Removal of old dry corn, when other independent measures
do not lead to effect, produce in cosmetology or
Surgical room:

  • Liquid nitrogen or cryodestruction – Treated with
    an applicator or a special device with liquid nitrogen, a skin area,
    those. The corn itself is frozen for 20-30 seconds, if necessary
    The procedure is repeated several times. After the procedure, the growth grows white.
    and disappears in a few days. During the recovery
    period it is very important to treat the skin with antiseptic and protect
    plaster the delicate skin under the callus from rubbing so as not to
    a new skin defect has formed.
  • Laser – Exposure to a laser beam causes heat and
    layer-by-layer evaporation of dead cells of formation from the focus.
    The recovery period with laser callus removal is shorter than
    after cryo-texture, but after the procedure the same
    restrictive measures as described above.

In no case can not cut, cut or husked corn.
on their own. This is a direct path to infection of the soft tissues of the foot.
and getting into the surgical department.

Foot baths

They can be both the main treatment and preparation before
applying a therapeutic drug. General application principle

  • water should be hot but not burning
  • adoption time – 15 minutes
  • after the bath the corn is neatly processed by a special
    nail file or pumice stone.

Can использовать следующие составы:

  • Decoction of pine and spruce buds – perfectly softens and
    disinfects skin. In 1 liter of water boil 1 tsp. kidney for
    2-3 minutes.
  • Мыльно-содовый solution — дезинфицирует и размягчает роговые
    seals. At 1 liter of water take 1 tbsp. spoon of soda and liquid
  • Раствор марганцовки — готовят насыщенный розовый solution.
  • Соляной solution — на 1 литр воды добавляют 1 ст.л. nautical

Folk remedies

How to get rid of dry calluses without surgery
and pharmacy drugs? There are proven methods for years
which, when properly applied, is very effective.

Onion Husk

Husk is poured with 9% vinegar and placed in a jar with a lid for 2
of the week. Place smeared with petroleum jelly and put onion peel on it,
over a bandage bandage and leave overnight. Morning leg
steamed in water and part of the corn should already fall away. Repeat
procedure 2 days before complete removal of growth.

Garlic ointment

Garlic is baked in the oven, mixed in half with creamy
oil and impose on the corn, covering the top with a bandage. In 2 hours
the ointment is removed already with part of the growth. Repeat через 1-2 дня.

Compress from calendula flowers

It helps only with fresh calluses. Fresh flowers are crushed and
hot water is added to them until a slurry is formed, from which
make a compress. Repeat 10 дней подряд.

Lemon rind

Fresh lemon peel is glued to the growth by the yellow side,
pre-steam foot. Leave a bandage for 1-2 days.
Repeat через 2 дня.

Спиртовой solution прополиса

Good help with corns on the little finger. A piece of propolis
solutionяют в небольшом объеме спирта и добавляют треть объема
salicylic acid, stir until smooth. Impose
daily and cover with a bandage. For 5-7 procedures the growth is completely
soften and fall away.

Fresh Tomato Sour Pulp

The tomato is shuffled into a mush and put in the form of an ointment on the corn,
top make a bandage. This natural ointment can be used.
daily for the night.


1 egg is poured with vinegar and left for 8 days to complete
solutionения. The resulting composition is treated as follows: soaked in liquid
cloth napkin and apply it to the corn, on top of cover
cellophane and wrap. Apply as the parts fall away

Aloe juice

Aloe juice is smeared every day at night until complete removal.
horn formation.


Dried prunes are boiled in milk and hot applied to
place, hold until cool, remove and apply the next
hot prunes. The procedure lasts 30 minutes, repeat

Celandine juice

This is a classic method of treatment – every day the callus is cauterized.
svezhesrezannym cutting celandine. This method will clean the feet for
few weeks.


Garlic Cake

Garlic clove crushed into mush, add 1 tsp. acetic acid
Essences and flour before making flat cakes. In a piece of patch cut out
a hole in size callosity, stick on the leg and put in the hole
flat cake. Over cover with bandage and stick with a plaster. Take off
after 2-3 days, the growth will be removed along with the bandage. If necessary
repeat after a few days, but 1 procedure is usually

How to prevent callus on the foot

If you are prone to callus formation, you should watch carefully.
for hygiene of feet, socks and shoes, keep the area of ​​the former corn from
injuries and maceration, so that education is not formed

Shoes must be proportionate, high quality and not squeeze the feet.
You can not always wear high-heeled shoes. If there is
orthopedic problems – should wear orthopedic shoes or
Special orthopedic insoles.

To protect the skin from friction on sale are special
pads, which are inserted between the foot and the toe or shoes.
There are various variations – under the fingers, between the big and
the rest of the fingers, under the heel, etc.

When performing a pedicure, you should carefully inspect the plantar
part of the foot for the presence of corns – detecting them at the very beginning
formation allows you to quickly solve this aesthetic and medical
a problem!

Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог

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