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Monday, 09 November 2015 03:34

Refugees in Hungary Suffering from Foot Ailments such as Corns

toenail fungus7The unfortunate refugee crisis taking place in Hungary has become very visible on each refugee’s feet. After walking for days on end in worn down shoes, corns and calluses have become the norm. By not having the ability to take care of their feet, massive corns and calluses and swollen and weathered soles are negatively affecting the overall health of these refugees. Fortunately, volunteer efforts are bringing positive progress in this crisis and will hopefully eventually lead to a swift resolution.

Corns can be a huge nuisance for the feet. If you have any foot or ankle concerns contact Dr. Gregory Birch and Dr. Andrew Birch of New York. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices located in Staten Island and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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