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Small Horny Problem – Plantar Callosity

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Open summer shoes require our feet to have a perfect look.

If everything about the regular cosmetic foot care is clear, the plantar callosity removal takes some special skills. Today, I’m going to tell you about the most popular and effective ways against this small trouble.

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Plantar callosity is the most spread foot skin “ailment”.

They usually represent coarse skin areas of blurred shapes. They are painful very often and can bother you for years.

Plantar callosity appears as a result of the tight and uncomfortable footwear.

They can also be caused by the uneven body weight distribution along the shoe soles.

For example, when you wear high heels constantly, the plantar callosities are formed at the toes beginning.

You should know that chronic plantar callosity indicates such thing as flat-footedness, that’s why it makes sense to visit an orthopaedist and after his recommendation purchase the corrective insoles. Fortunately, plantar callosities don’t affect the deeper skin layers and don’t have, the so called, “roots”, thus you can erase these defects at home.

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Choosing the remedy in a drugstore.

Modern drugstores offer us a huge range of plantar callosity removals. It’s even hard to name all of them. But there is no need in this, I suppose, as the curative elements of lots of the medicines are similar.

The most favorite component of anti-measures is salicylic acid. You can buy 10% salicylic ointment or the creams containing it in combination with some other active components – benzoic acid.

These acids have a softening effect. But take into consideration the fact that you should use these creams with caution avoiding the contact with healthy, tender skin.

That’s why you’d better steam out the plantar callosity taking an antibacterial foot bath.

Apply the plaster around the plantar callosity then put onto this place the ointment and cover it with one more layer of plaster. Leave it this way for 6-8 hours.

Then scrape off the softened horny tissues carefully using pumice or scrub. The fresher the cornification is, the fewer procedures you need to undergo through.

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Preventive measures. Vegetable oils (linseed oil, corn or olive) are able to soften the skin preventing it from cornification. By the way, these oils are often in the formula of plantar callosity removal medicines.

But if your foot cream contains them, it means that your feet acquire soothing and protective care.

Saturate the cotton sock with such oil, put it on for the whole night, cover it with polyethylene and put one more sock on top. All you need to do in the morning is to wash the foot with soft soap and scrape if off a bit.

Repeat the procedure if necessary.

Castor oil does well as well. It stimulates the blood circulation, bears the vital functions of tissues and quickly softens the horny places.

Make a castor oil and glycerin compress (equal parts). Undergo a sock “operation”.

Read further to know more about home made remedies against the plantar callosity…

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