Diabetics are undoubtedly at a high risk of foot infections. And if you are suffering from corns and calluses, you need to be extra cautious about your foot. So to help you out, Dr Rohit Batra Dermatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital & Dermaworld Skin & Hair Clinic, New Delhi has listed few tips to take of corn for diabetics.
Wear sneakers or sports shoes as the feet because the feet are less exposed which reduces the risk of injury or infection for diabetics. Opt for proper footwear as non-healing ulcers can further increase the risk of infections.
Apply urea and lactic acid to keep your feet soft and supple. As corns and calluses cause the skin hard and thick, applying this mixture not only removes the dead skin but also exfoliates the feet.
Do not go for pedicures and foot massage as the thick calluses and corns can further put you at risk of infections or injury.
Avoid walking barefoot or walking in chappal outdoors as you might be prone to injury. Hence, diabetics are always advised to wear fully covered shoes.
After you remove your shoes, clean between the toes with water and pat it dry as not doing so can lead to fungal infections.