What are corns?

No, a corn-eye (Klavus or Clavus) is not a third eye that suddenly grows on the hand or foot. Rather, corns are cone-shaped thickenings of the cornea that grow inward. In the center of this round cornea proliferation is usually a yellowish horn wedge, which shines through glassy and looks like the pupil of a small eye.

Remove corns yourself?

The deeper the horn wedge reaches into the tissue, the more painful the corn-eye is. As the cornea grows ever deeper into the tissue of a corn-corpse, the growth should be treated as early as possible. Basically, people who are prone to corns, should pay attention to a good foot care and regularly remove the cornea. These include diabetics or persons suffering from circulatory disorders, osteoarthritis or sore and splayfoot.

If there are still corns, in the early stages usually a treatment with pills or tinctures from the pharmacy containing salicylic acid. If the corn has already penetrated deeply into the tissue, often a visit to the doctor, sometimes even a surgical procedure, is inevitable. To treat corns, home remedies such as lemon juice, onion slices and vinegar are also suitable.

How do corns emerge?

As corneas develop from cornea, they usually arise in places where bones or solid material rub against the skin, so the sides of the toes, toe joints and the finger joints. Too tight or wrong footwear and poor foot care, the cornea can become thicker and so grow into corns. The remedy is usually the regular removal of the cornea with a pumice or professional foot care.

Corn or Wart?

Corns are often mistaken for warts. The distinction is actually quite simple: Corns usually have a smooth surface, as they rather grow into the depth of the tissue. In addition, you usually suffer from pressure. Warts, on the other hand, usually grow upward and show up as a distinct elevation on the skin. Warts sometimes cause no, sometimes itchy pain. In contrast to corns, warts have no "pupil", so no yellow, translucent core.

Warts and corns are also significantly different in their origin: warts are caused by viral infections, and corns are produced by friction and thickening of the cornea.

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