Corns on the hands and feet - a very unpleasant phenomenon, which prevents walking and doing the usual work, causes discomfort and pain, spoils the appearance of the skin. In this case, the most painful are dry calluses. The wet callus can be painful and fraught with a spontaneous opening of the bladder, but it is much easier to get rid of it than from stiffness, especially if it has also taken root. Today, there are many methods that can cope with such a dense neoplasm. Many of them are rather intricate and not very convenient to use. Plasters from dry calluses are deprived of these shortcomings, which explains their popularity in solving this problem.
Useful and convenient invention
The problem of dry calluses on the hands and feet is as old as the world. Even before the appearance of shoes and transport, people suffered from pressing and painful seals when they had to walk a lot on a hard uneven surface and rub their hands, working hard with a primitive hand tool. It was especially hard for people who have tender and sensitive skin from birth, and also those who lack vitamins A and E. Responsible for sufficient moisture and elasticity of the skin.
Previously, people had to look for ways to treat calluses on their own. And the search, it must be said, was conducted in different directions. Intellectuals and noblemen, so as not to spoil the delicate white skin of hands and feet, avoided manual labor and ordered shoes made of soft materials. Caring for the skin for many of them was one of their most difficult duties.
But ordinary people, barefoot or shod in wooden shoes or rubbing leather wicker bast shoes not in size, engaged in heavy physical labor, had to seek help from Mother Nature. So the first remedies for calluses and corns appeared, and over time they became more and more.
Our ancestors cooked according to alternative formulas recipes were fastened to calluses with scraps of cloth, threads, ropes, and a little later with bandages, which was still not very convenient. It is not surprising that most alternative methods are recommended for use at night, so that the bandage does not move during walking.
The advent of adhesive plaster much facilitated alternative treatment. In fact now medical compresses on a small site of a skin (and the callus usually has not so big sizes) it was possible to strengthen with its help. This helped to improve the fixation of therapeutic compositions on the leg.
Alternative recipes were replaced by many pharmaceutical products (solutions, creams, sprays, ointments, pencils) with a stronger effect and a pleasant aroma compared to some alternative recipes, especially based on garlic and onions. But even after applying many of these remedies it was necessary to cover the corn with a bandage, additionally fixing with adhesive tape. How tightly can such constructions hold, many who have tried them on themselves know. Over time, they are shifting, they can get unstuck and, besides everything, they are afraid of water.
But the pharmaceutical science does not stand still. Deciding to combine the useful properties of the most effective drugs (for example, salicylic acid) and the fixing ability of the adhesive plaster, scientists invented special patches from dry and damp callouses, which both treated and protected the diseased skin area.
Indications Plasters from dry corns
Dry calluses are the result of a kind of protective reaction of the organism that occurs in response to regular mechanical skin irritation: pressure or friction. A patch of skin exposed to such an effect changes its characteristics: it becomes dry and dense. The keratinized layer is designed to protect the underlying tissues from damage.
And everything would not be so bad if the coarse compaction did not stand out as a non-esthetic stain against the background of the rest of the skin and did not cause discomfort. With a strong mechanical effect on a limited area of the skin, a small dropsy is usually formed - a moist corn filled with intercellular fluid. In addition to discomfort, such a bladder is fraught with rupture of the membrane and penetration into the wound of the infection.
From any calluses, any medical plaster is effective. But doctors recommend giving preference to its antiseptic types, which in most cases have almost imperceptible on the skin a waterproof base color with a small small cushion impregnated with an antiseptic agent fixed on it. Such a plaster will reduce the pressure on the corn and the rubbing of its tissues on the shoe tissue, and on the hands will protect against getting into the wound of dirt and microbes.
But from dry calluses on the legs it is better to use special antimosol plasters, which not only protect corn from unwanted external influences, but also contribute to the destruction of its tissues. Dry corns are formed in those places that regularly experience mechanical action of moderate strength. Sometimes they arise on the site of a dried up wet callus. This happens if the sore spot is not protected from the effects of brute force.
Such a corn transformation on the legs also has another negative side: it can form a rod that, under the influence of the activated virus, will grow into the depths of the soft tissues (and many of us have such tenants as HPV and herpes virus infection that for the time being there is no way do not show).
It so happened that the cores of the callus usually arise in the area of the sole and toes under the influence of pressure. In the same place you can often meet a dry callus without a rod - natoptysh. To treat a superficial corn is easier, than ingrown with a core, in fact to get rid of a build-up it will be necessary to completely remove deeply penetrating root. But it is simply impossible to not treat the core corn, because it delivers the maximum discomfort in the form of intense pain, if the build-up is slightly or strongly pinned.
Dry calluses can appear on the inner part of the palms at the base of the fingers and the lower part of the foot (on the heels, pads and side surfaces of the fingers, on the sole in the area of their connection with metatarsal bones, ie in regular contact with the surface of the skin).
A corn plaster can be prescribed by a doctor from dry calluses on the heels, which usually appear against the background of flat feet and spine diseases with violation of posture, walking barefoot on the stones and a hard surface, as a result of wrinkles on the insole or getting inside the shoes under the heel of a solid object. The active substance of the patch promotes softening of the callus tissues, and the special pad, which is available in many modern models, reduces pressure on the painful place, as a result of which when walking and standing a person experiences pain of lower intensity than before.
It is effective enough to use antimozol patch and dry calluses on the toes. Corn can form in the most uncomfortable place for treatment, where it is problematic to impose a fixative bandage. Corn patches are well fixed on the skin and it is always possible to choose an option that can be fixed on the problem area. There are such types of plasters (corn plaster), which can be cut into pieces of the desired shape and size. In addition, it can be fixed with an ordinary adhesive plaster, which is quite convenient when forming a callus between the fingers.
To get rid of new dry calluses without a rod and piles it is quite possible and without a corn plaster, for several days steaming a leg and cleaning off the softened areas of the horny skin with a pumice stone or a brush. But it is better to fight with old growths of small size with this convenient device.
Frequent use of antimony patches from dry calluses with the stem is due to the fact that the therapeutic components of such medical devices are capable of increasing local immunity of the skin and hinder the active activity of viruses. They inhibit the ingrowth of the corn, soften its structural components and facilitate an easier removal of the core.
As you can see, the possibilities of using corn plasters from dry corns are wide enough. Most often they are used for the appearance of outgrowths in the foot, but if desired, the plaster can also be used to combat old calluses on the hands.
Corn patches - the most convenient form of release of funds for the treatment of calluses and corns. They provide a reliable fixation of the drug in the affected area, are not afraid of moisture and do not allow it to penetrate into the wound, the thin tissue of the patch does not add excess volume and prevents rubbing of the callus, which is especially important in the area of the feet, whose skin is in contact with fairly coarse shoe material , seams and inserts.
What are the plasters?
The first mention of the patch appeared about 3 thousand years ago. However, at that time the concept of a plaster as a sticky plastic mass was somewhat different, however, as well as the options for its use. But the appearance of the first adhesive tape, designed to fix the aseptic bandage, which is the prototype of the modern adhesive plaster, we owe the German pharmacist Paul Byersdorf, who patented his invention in 1882.
When 8 years later the band-aid received good advertising, it was actively used not only in medicine, but also for domestic needs. This gave impetus to the development of electrical tape.
Further improvement of the plaster increased its popularity in medical circles. The white color of the product obtained by adding zinc oxide and reducing the risk of skin irritation were generally approved. So on light there was a product, a name to which an adhesive plaster.
Despite all the convenience of the invention, it continued to improve, making it an indispensable assistant for various skin damages. If earlier patches were used mainly to fix the medical dressings, now they began to fulfill the role of the aseptic bandage itself. This is a bactericidal patch, which is convenient for the treatment of wet calluses. A soft pillow impregnated with an antiseptic (most often a colorless antimicrobial preparation of a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity chlorhexidine is used), heals the wound, protects it from getting dirt, promotes the escape of fluid and exudate, promotes tissue respiration. The upper waterproof layer of the plaster (its base) prevents water from entering the wound and fixes the healing complex over the wound.
Useful properties of the patch (the ability to provide a prolonged fixed contact of the skin of the patient and the medicinal composition, the gradual penetration of the medicine into the tissues, which is akin to droppers, etc.) could not but interest the cosmetologists. Almost simultaneously with the medical bactericide, a cosmetic corn plaster appeared on the market, because corns are a cosmetic problem rather than a disease. And to soften them, it is important that the therapeutic composition penetrates through the keratinized epidermis, which is easiest to accomplish with the help of prolonged contact.
Corn patches can be applied both from dry, and from wet callouses. True, the plaster from damp corns acts as a second skin and contains substances that promote the formation of a protective film over the bladder. But the remedy for dry corns and corns in its composition have acids (more often salicylic, but can also add benzoic or lactic), helping to soften the hardened tissues and prevent infection of the wound.
Corn patches can be made both on fabric (for example, corn plaster adhesive), and on gel or silicone basis according to hydrocolloid technology. The latter are higher in value, but they are much better attached to the skin and help to anaesthetize corn.
Dosing and administration
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.
Reviews of corn plasters
Considering different methods of combating such an ancient problem as dry calluses, you can not help wondering if you can think of a more easy and comfortable method of treating painful hornfelses than using corn plasters? There is nothing easier, than to fix a sticky strip with a medicinal structure on a callosity and to forget about a dyscomfort even before tissues of a built-up edge will be completely removed.
Modern technologies make it possible to make plasters almost invisible on the skin, which is very attractive for women. The white color of the adhesive tape is considered a great disadvantage, which spoils the appearance of the feet even more than the corn itself, which is much smaller than the adhesive tape pasted over it. It is not surprising that plasters of corporal or transparent color are considered more popular.
Now with regard to different approaches to the treatment of dry calluses. It so happened that in the treatment of cornified and corrupted calluses, acids and alkalis have long been used. In the manufacture of patches, which must be on the foot for a long time, mainly acids are used. And the strongest keratolotik, able to cope with the very hard layers of dead skin cells, is considered salicylic acid, which is able to penetrate to great depth and even slightly reduce the activity of the viruses present in the affected area. Not surprisingly, the means based on it are very popular in the treatment of outgrowths with the stem.
It must be said that, despite the cautious attitude towards salicylic acid, people have more confidence in plasters based on it than on products using absolutely safe innovative technologies. In most cases, the use of salicylic corn patches and sticking plasters helped to get rid of corns and dry corns. True, the duration of treatment is always individual and depends on the size of the build-up and the time of its existence. For fresh calluses, 1-3 procedures are sufficient, while for the struggle with "old-timers" weeks can go.
Most patients fit into the cost of a single package of salicylic patches. But there are also those who complained about the fact that they had to spend 2 packs, that when using expensive imported funds it turned out to be very expensive.
Plasters with soft cushioning disc are considered a more successful acquisition. And not only because they are able to reduce pain during walking, so a person does not restrict his movements and work. Such products, according to many buyers, are much better kept on the leg than corn plasters without a disk, requiring additional fixation. But in this case too, it is not always possible to avoid their rolling and shifting when rubbing against the fabric of the shoe.
Among the leaders in the quality of fixation on the leg, we find products of the company Gevol and Korean plasters Luxplast. But this does not mean that other products do not stick to the skin. A large percentage of negative reviews associated with dissatisfaction with the fixation of the corn plaster are due to the fact that people misuse them: they do not care about the cleanliness of the feet, glue the patches on the wet skin, bathe with them in the water.
Even the most waterproof antimosol plaster can not withstand a long stay in the water. This is a short-term exposure to moisture, which most products withstand with success. Those. If you just wash your feet, this will not damage the plaster, but other types of adhesive tape are for bathing.
In the instructions to any patch you can find the requirement of using the product on dry skin. This is what ensures full fit and reliable fixation of the strip. Otherwise, the adhesive tape may not stick at all, and not at all because it is substandard or overdue.
As a recommendation, increasing the effectiveness of treatment, the council advises to use hot patches of water, such as foot baths with soda or decoctions of herbs that have a softening and disinfecting effect, before using plasters from dry corns and corns. This is especially important for the treatment of chronic neoplasms, large growths and coronals. After the bath, lasting about 10-15 minutes, you can remove some of the softened tissues, which will facilitate the action of the patch soaked in the medicinal composition. The same salicylic acid gets the ability to penetrate deeper layers of the callus, thereby speeding up the process of sloughing off the build-up.
Do not complain about the ineffectiveness of the patch and prolonged treatment, if you do not follow this simple recommendation. But we must remember that after water procedures, the tissues of the foot and fingers need to be wiped dry with a tissue napkin.
About bandages Kompid and Cosmos, in which modern technologies of softening and anesthetizing of corn tissues are applied, there are fewer responses, which is explained by less experience of their application. Most of the reviews are positive.
But that's what concerns the treatment of corns, these patches, according to many, are inferior to salicylic. Most people were confronted with the fact that attempts to get rid of the corn core by its steaming and softening in water were unsuccessful. The same principle applies to a patch with hydrocolloid technology only with the difference that colloidal microparticles can penetrate to a greater depth. They manage to soften the tissues of the calluses, but the rod can not be removed by the crowding at all. The view that the innovative patches are effective is not actually questioned, but this action is not always sufficient to remove the cores of the callus, especially the old one.
But with the problem of pain syndrome and good fixation on the leg, they cope almost "perfectly". The plaster pains the plaster better than others, and in this almost no one doubts. Yes, and keep on the skin tightly, not succumbing to violence from the shoes and sex. In addition, the likelihood that after removing the callus on the leg remains a scar when using "Space", "Compide" or any other patch based on hydrocolloid technology, lower than when treated with salicylic patch.
Choosing the best patch for dry calluses must be based on what corn should be treated. If it's a dry corn without a stem or a nail, then any patches can help, with the same efficiency. The case rests only on the value of products and its quality, or rather, the ability to stick to the skin.
But the most effective means for fighting coronet calluses are the corn-plaster tapes "Salipod" and its Ukrainian counterpart. The fact is that these patches contain an adhesive surface all around the perimeter, and the core of the corn often sticks together with other tissues directly to the tape, which facilitates its removal.
If you have to fight with calluses on the feet of children, expectant mothers and old people should not once again take chances. It is better to spend and buy a safe hydrocolloid plaster at least for your own peace of mind.
In this article, we listed several popular names of corn patches and described the possibilities of their application. But in pharmacies, the Internet and stores, where various foot care products are sold, you can find other plasters from dry corns. For example, the Ukrainian "Mozolin" on the basis of salicylic acid and sulfur, which in combination with other products of the same brand provides a quick and effective removal of calluses for modest money.
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Medical expert editor
Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich
Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"
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