Foot care is an important part of your overall health and hygiene as it ensures that your feet remain healthy and pain-free. However, when foot care is disregarded, you might develop two of the common foot ailments causing discomfort — foot corns and athlete’s foot.
A foot corn is a thickened area of skin that develops on the toes or soles of your feet. This is typically caused by repeated friction or pressure. However, foot corn removal is not necessary unless they cause discomfort or pain, or you don’t like how they look.
On the other hand, athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a fungal infection that affects your feet’s skin. This condition is common in athletes, hence the name. An athlete’s foot can cause redness, itching, and scaling of the skin, which you can easily treat with at-home solutions. In severe cases, they can result in blisters and ulcers. And as such, you may need to visit your doctor for proper medical attention.
If you are suffering minor cases of foot corn and athlete’s foot, here are some ways you can remedy them:
1. Soak your feet
Soaking your feet in warm water can help soften your skin, making it easier for foot corn removal. You can add a few drops of essential oil or Epsom salt to the water to help soothe and relax your feet. To treat an athlete’s foot, soak your feet in a solution of diluted vinegar or tea tree oil instead to help kill the fungus and relieve symptoms.
2. Wear proper footwear
Spending time walking on hard surfaces can cause strain and pressure on your foot, which may develop into forefoot pain, calluses and foot corns.
Therefore, wearing properly fitted and supportive footwear, especially ones with soft soles or innersoles, can reduce the stress on your feet. Arch supports can also help distribute weight over a larger surface area. That way, the pressure is not focused on the heel and forefoot. Choosing shoes that have a wide toe box also enables your toes to move freely, preventing foot corns and athlete’s foot.
If you do physical activities regularly, wear breathable shoes and avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row to prevent athlete’s foot. You should also use proper footwear when you are undergoing foot corn removal or athlete’s foot treatment. This prevents your condition from worsening further.
3. Practise good hygiene
Proper foot hygiene is essential for both foot corn removal and athlete’s foot treatment. Wash your feet with soap and water and dry them thoroughly, especially between your toes. Do not walk barefoot in public places, such as locker rooms and showers, to avoid bacteria and fungi that can affect your foot health.
4. Apply topical treatments
Over-the-counter topical treatments are available for treating your foot corn and athlete’s foot. With athlete’s foot, you can get an antifungal cream like Sato Pharmaceutical’s Vetic Cream to help combat bacteria and fungi. This antifungal anti-itch cream contains undecylenic acid, a fatty acid that prevents fungus from growing on the skin. It is also commonly found in skin infection treatments for fungus.
Should you be looking for a corn removal solution in Singapore, our Sato Uonome Solution can help soften and dissolve foot corn. This foot corn removal solution contains salicylic acid, which dissolves the keratin that makes up the majority of corn. Additionally, it has lactic acid, which not only breaks down keratin but also removes dead skin cells, helping to soften the skin.
Get Your Foot Corn Removal Solution & Anti-Itch Cream at Satopharm
Proper foot care is essential as it is also another way of promoting self-care. Get your corn removal solution and antifungal cream at Sato Pharmaceutical today. You can also check out our other Japanese healthcare products, or visit our blog for more wellness tips like how to prevent bad breath with Japanese toothpaste. To know more about our products and services in Singapore, don’t hesitate to contact us today.