We already learned a lot about corn plasters, their history, purpose and useful properties. It's time to find out which plasters from corns can be purchased at a pharmacy or ordered on the Internet, their names, characteristics and application features.
Compeed Composite Plaster
"Kompid" is one of the most popular products of such a plan, manufactured using the most modern technologies developed in the USA. From other corn plasters, it differs in that it does not contain aggressive acids in its composition. Layer-by-layer convergence of the callus is ensured by the creation of water with a plaster material of conditions that facilitate the softening of coarse tissues naturally.
When manufacturing Kopmid, innovative hydrocolloid technology is used. The basis of the plaster is an elastic, waterproof transparent band of solid color, covered with adhesive substance and a layer of hydrocolloid particles. Microscopic particles create a protective film on the skin (as if the second skin), which provides both a sufficient moistening of the skin, and air exchange. Thus, it prevents infection in the wound, the formation of dry crusts and cornified on the callus, provides softening of the build-up.
On the one hand, a so-called greenhouse effect is created, i.e. The corn is broken off. But on the other hand, the skin breathes and does not experience oxygen starvation, which promotes the activation of regenerative processes.
There are several forms of release of the adhesive bandage. Three of them are designed to remove dry corns and corns:
- Packing of 10 small patches from dry corns between toes.
- Packaging of 6 medium-sized plates for combating plantar podshes.
- Pack of 1 medium-sized patch used to treat dry corns with and without the core at different sites of the foot.
For ease of use, patches have different sizes. The material of the base allows them to be firmly attached to the foot and stay on the skin for at least 24 hours, without slipping or moving away from the place. The plaster does not let water into the interior, which prevents it from peeling off.
The plaster of dry corns contains an additional gel layer, which helps reduce pressure on the skin tightening, which means that when you attack the callus, the pain will no longer be so intense. Optimal moisturizing, which helps soften the cornified leaves and detach the dead cells from healthy tissues, absorb the rejected particles, and also decompress the corn, which has the effect of anesthesia, allow you to effectively treat without limiting yourself in movements.
Since the plaster does not contain harmful substances and only ensures the activation of physiological processes of tissue regeneration, it practically has no contraindications to use. This product can be used to treat both adults and children.
But it must be taken into account that the adhesive is too firmly glued to the skin and when it is removed, there may be a noticeable discomfort. In small children, the skin is more tender and sensitive than in adults, so the separation from her plaster can be accompanied by even painful sensations.
The product is completely hypoallergenic, so you should not worry about the appearance of irritation or other side effects. And this suggests that its use during pregnancy is unlimited.
The treatment of dry corns with the plaster "Compide" can be combined with the use of various medications and alternative recipes, if its action seems insufficient. The product is convenient to use and transport (it has a convenient container that allows you to store the patch even in a women's handbag or cosmetic bag), almost imperceptibly on the body, pleasant to the touch, resistant to mechanical stress.
Another advantage of the "Compide" is the ability to use it to avoid the formation of scars on the skin and scars even after removing the deep rod. But in order to achieve this effect, the patch will need to be applied until the wound is fully tightened, not only by removing the root of the corn.
The question remains, how to use a plaster against dry calluses? There is nothing complicated in this. It is necessary to take one plate from the package, hold it in your hands to give more elasticity, which will allow the plaster to get easier to form the foot. Then gently separate the protective film from the inner side of the plate and apply the patch on the corn, checking that all its edges are tightly glued to the skin.
During the day, the patch will protect and heal the corn, slightly changing its color and gradually swelling due to the fact that the hydrocolloid particles absorb moisture and dead cells of the corn. If the patch is unstuck or heavily swollen, it should be replaced with another.
For the treatment to be more effective, before using the patch, skin in the area of dry calluses is recommended to steal, taking hot foot baths (soda, salt or herb) for 10-15 minutes. After that, the skin will need to be wiped dry, which will ensure a good contact between the adhesive base and the skin of the foot.
With a plaster on the leg, you can walk for two or three days, until all the tissues of the corn are exfoliated. It may take longer to remove the corn root. In addition, it is not worth hurrying in this case, so as not to leave a deep wound without protection.
If it becomes necessary to remove the patch before it starts peeling off on its own, you will need to carefully peel one edge of the strip and slowly pull it along the skin. Sharply pull off the product is not necessary to avoid pain.
The number of patches used depends on the size and depth of the calluses. But even if you had to buy a package of 10 patches, and spent only 2-3, you should not worry. Shelf life of the product is 3 years, so during this time it can help more than once and not one member of the family. It does not require special storage conditions, but so that money is not wasted, antimony agent should not be stored in the reach zone of children who can use it for other purposes.
The biggest disadvantage of this innovative tool is considered to be a high price compared to other antimony patches. In addition, many buyers, accustomed to the fact that one uncoiling without the use of corrosive substances with corn is uneasy to strike, there remain doubts about its effectiveness.
Cosmos corn plaster
A patch from dry calluses "Cosmos" is the products of the well-known European company Paul Hartmann, specializing in the production of medical and hygienic products. This is one of more than ten varieties of patches produced under the Cosmos brand at 7 factories located in different countries. The company's products are of high quality, safe for human health and at an affordable price.
Antimosol plaster Cosmos, used to remove dry calluses and corns, does not contain in its composition aggressive therapeutic agents. As a matter of fact it is an analogue of plasters from dry calluses of the American brand Compeed. A series using hydrocolloid technology is called Cosmos Hydro Active.
There are various variations of the Cosmos patch intended for use:
- on the heel (normal and XL for 5 pieces per pack),
- on the toes (6 pieces per pack),
- Universal (8 pieces in a package of different sizes).
The products differ in size, which is very convenient given the fact that the corns and calluses can differ markedly in magnitude. But even if you take a patch of a larger size, nothing terrible will happen, because it does not have skin irritating substances, which means that healthy tissues will not suffer. The elastic material of the base does not create a feeling of tightness of the skin, and a thin fabric of a corporal color makes the use of a patch almost unnoticeable on the leg even more comfortable.
The product is very convenient to keep to yourself, because for storage of patches a container is provided, similar to what is available for the bandages Kompid.
In the manufacture of the Cosmos plaster, hydrocolloid technology is also used. At the heart of the plaster is a material with water and dirt repellent properties, which is firmly attached to the skin, ensuring its optimum hydration and allowing breathing. In the middle of the plaster plate for the treatment of dry calluses there is a special gel pad that fits snugly to the callus, but does not stick to the wound. It is thanks to her that the horny portions of the build-up are sufficiently moistened, become much softer, and now they can be easily removed with pumice.
The plaster fairly well tolerates a short contact with water. On the skin, it can last from 1 to 3 days, so it is used very sparingly. Remove the patch is necessary when he starts to get unstuck from the skin.
Method of application of plaster Cosmos is identical to the use of an American product. On the prepared callus, it is necessary to glue the patch released from the protective film, ensuring that the adhesive surface completely adheres to the skin along the entire perimeter of the plate.
The manufacturer, based on technologies that are safe for humans, does not see any contraindications to the use of its products. That is, Kosmos plasters can be safely applied for the treatment of children, pregnant women and nursing mothers, elderly people. Thus it is not necessary to experience, if the patient conducts very active way of life that is peculiar to children, sportsmen and people of some trades (for example, to couriers, trading agents, etc.). The plaster is very good and long keeps on the foot, does not roll off when rubbing against rough sections of shoes, it does not peel off even when exposed to moisture, provides effective anesthesia of the callus from the first day of application. The adhesive base of the patch does not cause allergic reactions and skin irritation.
Judging by the reviews, bandages from dry corns Compide and Cosmos stick to the skin better than others, but the Cosmos is removed more easily, since it does not stick to the wound at all. It turns out that its use for children is not limited to anything. The product is quite safe and does not cause painful sensations when removed from the skin.
Shelf life of corn plaster Cosmos is 3 years, and there is no need to create for him some special storage conditions, which can also be considered a plus product. Even if the plaster falls into the hands of the child, it will not harm the baby, except disappointment to the parents, who threw some money into the wind.
Not surprisingly, the cost of such an absolutely safe and sufficiently effective remedy will be slightly higher than antimosolic acid-based adhesive plasters placed in simple paper packaging, requiring caution in use and storage, with contraindications and side effects.
Celery plaster "Salipod"
Unlike the products described above, "Salipod" can be considered a veteran of work with a respected biography, a lot of feedback and a very attractive price. It is difficult to say what provides such a corn patch on a tissue basis such popularity: low price or effectiveness in the fight against dry calluses, corns, warts. Many believe that this patch is more effective than other removes cores.
The adhesive plaster "Salipod" is a tissue strip, on the sticky side of which active substances (salicylic acid and sulfur) are applied, which soften the tissues of dry callus and easily remove them.
Salicylic acid is often used to control horniness due to its ability to break down the intercellular connections of the stratum corneum. In addition, this substance is considered a good antiseptic, which excludes infection of the wound formed after removal of the corn.
Sulfur is also an antiseptic, effective even against a fungal infection. It helps to increase local immunity, which is extremely important if it is a core corn, the ingrowth of which, according to doctors, provokes viruses. Sulfur is also characterized by an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. Being along with salicylic acid an effective keratolytic, it not only contributes to the softening and peeling of the corn tissues, but also positively influences the regeneration of the skin after removal of the build-up.
Auxiliary components of the patch on a natural tissue basis are lanolin (softens the skin and promotes local immunity), pine rosin (activates regenerative processes, heals and pains), rubber (provides elasticity of the plaster and waterproof properties).
According to the method of application the "Salipod" sticking plaster differs from the "Compid" silicone plaster. "Salipod" is sold in the form of a plate measuring 6 by 10 centimeters, from which it will be necessary to cut off scissors pieces of the right size, corresponding to the size and shape of corn or cornfield.
After a suitable piece of the patch is prepared, it will be necessary to remove the protective film from its outer side and fix the adhesive plaster strictly on the callus, which again is recommended first to steam and dry with a napkin. You can not glue the patch on healthy skin.
To "Salipod" behaved better (which is especially important if the callus is located between the fingers), it is additionally fixed on the skin with an ordinary adhesive plaster, taking a piece of much larger size.
After 2 days, the patch can be removed and the soft tissues of the callus removed gently. If the build-up is not completely removed from the first time, it is possible to repeat the procedure 3-4 times more until all corn layers along with the core are removed.
Despite the fact that the plaster is used only for local treatment, some of its active substances is able to penetrate into the tissues of the body and have a toxic effect. The danger they present only in high doses, however, doctors recommend refraining from treating "Salipod" small children and pregnant women. Metabolites of salicylic acid are excreted from the body with urine, so the drug can be dangerous for patients with kidney failure.
It is impossible to exclude the appearance of hypersensitivity reactions to various components of the plaster. If the use of the product causes severe burning, swelling of surrounding tissues, pain and other unusual symptoms, the cause is most likely in the individual reaction of the body. In this case, you need to choose a remedy with other active ingredients or excipients.
When itching, slight burning, redness of the tissues around the corn, etc. It is possible to suspect an allergic reaction, which also requires the withdrawal of the medicine.
The Salipod patch contains active substances related to drugs that can interact with other drugs, increasing their concentration in tissues and side effects. For example, sulfur is not combined with drugs containing sulfonylurea, and salicylic acid - with resorcinol and zinc oxide. In principle, when topical application of significant interactions between the active substances of the corn patch and other medicinal substances was not noted, but if you incidentally have to apply in the area of hands or feet some creams, solutions or ointments, it is better to consult with a doctor about the safety of their combination with a patch «Salipod».
Shelf life at corn plaster tapes is somewhat lower - 2 years. In this case, it should be stored in a dry place with a temperature of no more than 25 degrees. It is especially important that the product does not fall into the hands of children, because its aggressive basis can cause damage to tender baby skin.
The analogue of the Russian "Salipod" is the corn plaster of the Ukrainian company Sarepta-Mediplast, the composition of which, the method of application and the effect are identical to the described means. Even the size of the plate is the same. But here the expiry date is 5 years, and in the conditions of storage, the boundary temperatures are 5 and 40 degrees. Yes, and the composition of the active substances on the packaging for some reason missing, which does not prevent this domestic means successfully to deal with dry calluses (including pierced) and natypeds.
The described plasters from dry calluses have low price and good quality, which allows them to successfully stay on the market even if there are competitors with innovative technologies. They are spent sparingly, so that one plate is enough for a long time, which can be considered another plus of corn plasters.
To their disadvantages can be considered the presence of contraindications, the need to be careful during the application and storage of the product, insufficient firm attachment to the skin, which requires additional fixation with a bandage or a conventional adhesive plaster. But even this multi-layered construction can not always stand still when in contact with shoes. Protecting against friction, it can not reduce the pressure on the callus and the associated painful sensations.
Luxplast corn plaster and its analogues
Those who are embarrassed by the high price of products of American and European brands or the effectiveness of hydrocolloid technology in the treatment of dry calluses, but also does not attract the prospect of using salicylic adhesive plasters of Ukrainian or Russian production, we can offer a variant of antimosol patches with an average price of the Korean company YOUNG CHEMICAL CO.LTD, which are produced under the brand Luxplast.
Plasters from dry corns Luxplast is a remedy on the basis of salicylic acid, so that in their effect they are similar to the domestic corn plaster adhesive plaster. Another thing is that the product has a completely different design, which makes it more safe for the surrounding skin and easy to use.
Plaster Luxplast is produced in the form of narrow strips (1.5x7 cm) made of polymer waterproof material with hypoallergenic adhesive base (6 pieces per carton). That is, there is no need to cut the patch into suitable pieces. The size of the strips is such that it makes it convenient to use them both on the toes and at different parts of the foot.
In the center of the perforated air-permeable base strip there is a rounded section on which is located a soft pad with a small hole inside. Thanks to the cushioning properties of the cushion, the pressure on the corn decreases, which reduces the likelihood of pain.
Additional anesthesia of corns, as well as the main curative effect, is provided by salicylic acid, which impregnates tissues inside the aperture. In addition to the antiseptic effect of salicylic acid, a keratolytic effect is inherent, due to which the corns of the callus are softened and can easily be removed with improvised materials.
Apply the adhesive is easy enough. Apply it to the pre-steamed and carefully dried corn, beforehand removing the protective paper film from the inside of the product. It is necessary to try, that an aperture in a pillow of a plaster strictly coincided with the center (or a core) of a callositum. Apply a patch with salicylic acid usually for 1-2 days, after which, it must be removed, the softened parts of the callus removed and, if necessary, paste the next plate.
Usually, patch packs are quite sufficient to treat neglected cores. The treatment of fresh corn usually takes no more than 2-3 strips.
In contraindications to the use of the manufacturer indicates only the individual intolerance of its components. But, as we already know, treatment with salicylic acid should be carried out with caution to children (from 2 years old), pregnant women, nursing mothers, patients suffering from severe kidney pathologies.
The use of the Luxplast corn plaster is usually not accompanied by unpleasant sensations, because the corns surrounding the callus are reliably protected with a pad. The skin under the perforated surface of the patch has the ability to breathe normally and is not steamed. The flesh color of the product makes it unobtrusive on the foot.
The advantages of Korean products include hypoallergenic adhesive base, which allows to avoid allergic reactions when using it, and a long shelf life (5 years).
An analogue of the Korean antimozol patch can be considered an identical product of the Russian brand Leiko. Plasters come on sale in a cardboard package, 6 pieces each (size 2x7 cm). The basis of the plaster is cotton fabric, which is coated with rubber resin and zinc oxide (adhesive layer). In the center of the patch is a soft plastic membrane, round in shape with a hole in the middle, impregnated with salicylic acid. The membrane serves for cushioning while walking and protecting healthy skin from the effects of acid.
In fact, this is the usual adhesive plaster for us, to which a peculiar cushion for the callus is attached. The disadvantage of this product, which at a price comparable to the Korean plaster, can be considered white base color, which is visible against the background of the skin. Store the patch at room temperature for 5 years, after which it becomes ineffective.
The corpuscle plaster of the French brand URGO also has the identical shape and solid color of the base. Its full name is Urgo Coricides Corn or Urgocor Corn. The cardboard package contains 6 or 12 patches, additionally placed in paper bags, connected in two.
The active substance of this patch, designed to remove dry calluses and corns, is also salicylic acid. The design of the French plaster is similar to the Chinese patch with a difference only in the materials and composition of the adhesive layer.
A soft white polyethylene disk with an opening containing a material impregnated with salicylic acid is placed on the substrate with an adhesive layer. The patch is provided with a paper protective strip, which helps to preserve the adhesive and medical properties of the product during the shelf life (3 years).
The manufacturer recommends changing patches daily, applying on prepared dry skin after preliminary steaming.
Serious contraindications for the use of a plaster are considered to be a heightened sensitivity to its components and the presence of infection in the corn wound.
Chinese does not mean bad
We are accustomed to distrust the products of Chinese production. Blame for all the dominance in the market of goods of poor quality with a very pleasant price and a small percentage of really high-quality, competitive products that are valued all over the world. Yes, the Chinese people are hardworking, and they do not need to stamp low-grade goods, which, nevertheless, has demand. But when it comes to human health, the people who stood at the origins of the development of the famous Tibetan medicine, very scrupulous.
Medical products of Chinese quality are in no way inferior to European brands, despite the fact that the price of corn plasters is more acceptable for the average domestic buyer.
There are several types of Chinese patches. Under the brand Dr. House, plasters are made for the removal of dry corns of white and flesh color (in the form of strips and a round disc inside and an opening with salicylic acid of 5 pieces per pack). And also products of the rounded form with a protective disk and structure on the basis of paraffin and salicylic acid for struggle against on the back.
Chinese patches brands Jiyantie and Shulyangsuan are advanced prototypes of corn plasters with a soft disc inside. The antimicrobial effect of salicylic acid, which is used to fill a hole in the protective disk, is supported by a similar effect of phenol, which is considered a stronger antiseptic. Salicylic acid also acts as a keratolytic.
The use of Chinese patches provides effective softening of the corn tissues, anesthesia build-up due to the damping and the action of antiseptics and a good disinfecting effect. After their application, there is virtually never an inflammatory process.
Plasters are usually packaged in cardboard boxes of 6 pieces, have a transparent perforated base (or flesh color), which allows the skin to breathe and at the same time do not pass water, firmly holding on to the skin. The composition of the auxiliary substances may be slightly different, but from the useful additives, patches only benefit. The composition of Chinese products include only natural compositions that care for herbal supplements, softening and protective products.
Chinese patches are used by the above manufacturers according to the same scheme as similar products of other manufacturers. First the corn is steamed, then it is wiped dry, and only after that it is possible to remove the protective film from the patch and paste it on the corn, combining its center with the hole in the disc (this hole always has a color different from the color of the disc, so it is not difficult to see it). The patch is left on the leg for a day. Then remove, remove the soft parts of the callus and glue the next plate.
Effective plaster from calluses and corns is also in the catalog of the famous Tiande brand, which always contains medicinal additives consistent with the principles of Tibetan medicine. Packaging can contain from 2 to 8 patches at a fairly reasonable price.
In addition to salicylic acid, which is considered the gold standard in the treatment of dry corns, the patch contains:
- borneol, which provides an additional antimicrobial effect and deodorizes the skin,
- softening and rich in vitamin E, beneficial to the skin, safflower oil,
- extract of the root stona, which has excellent antibacterial properties.
It is recommended to apply the plaster on the clean and dry skin of the callus, trying not to stand on the healthy skin for 4 hours, after which it is removed, give legs rest 2-3 hours and glue the next plaster, but not more than two per day. The course of treatment of chronic growths should not exceed 2 weeks.
Chinese patches can have different shapes and colors. In modern versions of the patches of the above brands, the familiar hydrocolloid technology is used, but it is most often used to treat wet calluses.
Use of products originating from China is very simple, while the main contraindication to their use is the individual intolerance of the individual components of the product, as a result of which pain, burning or itching may occur in the area of adhesive tape application. Practically all patches from dry corns contain salicylic acid, so you should use caution when using them to treat children, old people and expectant mothers.
I must say that this product is affordable. The shelf life of products on average is 3 years, provided they are stored at room temperature not more than 25 degrees away from children.
Real German quality
If about the Chinese products opinions are very diverse: from extremely negative to enthusiastic, then about the quality of products from Germany, the reviews are only positive. Keeping in mind the well-known German pedantry and the desire for order in everything, it's no surprise that the corn plasters Gehwol Huhneraugen Plaster Comfort and Gehwol Huhneraugen Plaster Extra are made in accordance with these requirements.
Gehwol Huhneraugen Plaster Comfort, made in the form of a strip of flesh-colored with pointed edges and a disk in the form of a hexagon in the middle, it is convenient to apply for the treatment of dry calluses on the toes. The packaging of such a patch contains 8 small plates that are convenient to fix on the finger.
Gehwol Huhneraugen Plaster Extra - thin corn plaster with rounded ends and a circular disc in the middle. It also has a flesh color and can be used on any surfaces. In the package we also find 8 plates.
The fabric of the base is made of a material that allows you to delay the intake of moisture from outside, but it does not interfere with tissue respiration, which is a prerequisite for all patches of the Gevol brand.
The active substance of both patches from the dry calluses of the German brand Gevol is a composition of two acids: salicylic and dairy, which acts even more effectively, but more gently than salicylates in its pure form. As a result, after peeling off the patch it is possible to detect loose corn tissues, which are easily and painlessly removed by improvised means.
Use German patches need by analogy with antimony products of other manufacturers. They are glued to the prepared corn in such a way that the center of the disc coincides with the center of the corn, and the adhesive base layer adhered tightly to the skin of the foot
Corn patches based on salicylic and lactic acid are not recommended for hypersensitivity to various components of these agents. Pregnant women and patients with diabetes mellitus or severe kidney pathologies should apply with a doctor before applying the patch. It is not necessary to use such aggressive means for the treatment of children under 2 years, although practice shows that they do not bring visible harm to babies when applied locally.
Plasters from dry calluses are far from the only products of the famous German brand. The catalog of foot care products includes more than 40 items of products that help both protect feet from the appearance of seals, cracks, dropsy, and make the solution of such problems as easy and comfortable as possible.
The price of bandages Gevol is difficult to call affordable. It competes with Kompid's innovative corn plasters. But so the manufacturer evaluates the quality of its products, which can be found mainly positive reviews.