Corns are annoying and sometimes painful thickenings that form in the skin in areas of excessive pressure. The medical term for the thickened skin that forms corns is hyperkeratosis (plural=hyperkeratoses). A corn is a thick, localized area that usually has a conical or circular shape. Abnormal anatomy of the feet, such as hammer toe or other toe deformities can lead to corn. The cause is: shoes.

Most people know some “natural” methods to solve corns but we cannot recommend it. It is also not advisable to try with knife, scalpel or similar to cut corn, because you are risking to get an infection and the problem is doubled. We do not recommend the patch and similar products because they contain salicylic acid, which has a feature to soften and erodes the skin. If the patch is moved to one side it penetrates in healthy skin (inflammation!) and will cause further damages.

What to do?

  • Find the cause (usually shoes).
  • Go to see a medical specialist.