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What is a soft corn between toes?
A Corn is a build up of skin caused by friction or pressure mostly from shoes.
A hard corn and soft corn between toes normally appears when you wear too tight shoes or boots,
Your feet are pushed and squashed together causing the toes to rub each other as you walk.
Its the action of movement and confined space in the shoes that cause corns to form.
Soft corn in between toes are SOFT because your toes are tight against each other,
The skin sweats and air ventilation between the toes is limited, this then causes the skin to become clammy and wet.
Soft corn photos
Soft corns between the toes look very different to hard corns which look like a circular hard pin head.
The white circle around the corn is wet sweaty skin and the callous is sunken.
Its the soft white skin that makes it so hard to remove the corn with a scalpel so hardening the soft corn always helps to remove it quicker.
How to treat soft corns
As a Foot Health Practitioner i must admit is hate soft corns they are trickier to treat then hard corns which are just lumps of hard skin.
The problems you face treating soft corns
- Getting access to the soft corn
- Removing the entire corn
- Preventing bleeding
Home Remedies for treating corns
These are the best treatments i can recommend you try at home but you may need your partner or a friend to help!
- Compeed Gel Corn Plasters
- Animal Wool
- Gel Separators
- Corn Wraps
- Surgical spirit
Do you notice on my list i have not listed ACID CORN PLASTERS! which is what most people use when trying to remove corns.
This is because they cause more damage then good to the skin.
The plaster which contains salicylic acid is applied to the toe,
10 minutes later your feet begin to get warm and the plaster moves and you feel discomfort and burning.
This is because the corn plaster has moved and is now burning your healthy soft skin.